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Archived News: Upcoming Training Activities
January 2012

Applications Now being Accepted for the Sixth Annual “I’m Determined” Youth Summit, June 11-12, 2012, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

The Virginia Department of Education's I'm Determined project, in conjunction with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, invites applications for sponsorship to the Sixth Annual I'm Determined Youth Summit, June 11-12, 2012 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth will meet to identify ways to become better advocates and lead more self-determined lives. The selected individuals and a parent/guardian will receive paid registration, dormitory accommodations, travel expenses and meals for the two-day event. A concurrent Parent Summit for the selected participant's parent/guardian will be held at the university. The Youth Summit will start on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 9 am, and will end on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 3 pm. More detailed information regarding the Youth Summit and Parent Summit will be provided upon acceptance of the youth. Deadline for submission of applications is Monday, April 2nd, 2012. Selected youth will be notified prior to April 15th, 2012. Please indicate a phone number and an email address for youth (over 18) and youth's parent (under 18). NO ACCEPTANCE LETTER WILL BE MAILED. Accepted youth or youth's parent will be notified by phone call and/or email.

Application Criteria:
Young person with a disability, 14 years and older
Young persons under age 18 must have a parent/guardian attend

Application Instructions:
Complete the application form (essay included)
Submit applications by email, fax, or postal mail by April 2nd, 2012.

Click here to read more and to register.

 

The T/TAC at VCU Presents a VAC Training on “Learning, Living, and Working with Persons with Asperger Syndrome” - February 29, 2012, Henrico, VA

The T/TAC at VCU will present a Virginia Autism Council training on “Learning, Living, and Working with Persons with Asperger Syndrome” from 9:30am to 4:30pm on February 29, 2012 at Tuckahoe Library in Henrico, VA. This training is designed to introduce participants to the characteristics of and research-based strategies for supporting people with Asperger Syndrome across the life span.

Target Audience: This is appropriate for any general educator, special educator, paraprofessional, related services personnel, or parents interested in increasing their skills to support students with Asperger Syndrome.

Cost: $15.00

Register online here: http://www.cvent.com/d/gcq9vj

For information on content please contact Kira Austin at 827-1403 or kmaustin@vcu.edu
For registration information contact Krystle McCabe at (804) 827-0108 or aidifkm@vcu.edu

 

The T/TAC at VCU Presents a VAC Training on “Strategies to Support Elementary Students with ASD” - March 23 and 30, 2012, Blackstone, VA

The T/TAC at VCU will present a Virginia Autism Council Training on “Strategies to Support Elementary Students with ASD” from 9:00am to 4:00pm on March 23 and 30, 2012, at Southern Piedmont ARC in Blackstone, VA. This is a 2-day training designed to introduce participants to research–based strategies for supporting elementary students who experience social, communication, and sensory issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Target Audience: This is appropriate for both general and special educators who would like to gain skills in working with students with ASD. This is also open to paraprofessionals, service providers and parents. Participants must attend both days.

Cost: $30.00

Register online here: http://www.cvent.com/d/hcq9vp

For information on content please contact Kira Austin at 827-1403 or kmaustin@vcu.edu
For registration information contact Krystle McCabe at (804) 827-0108 or aidifkm@vcu.edu

 

Registration Now Open for Commonwealth Autism Service’s 2012 Annual Conference, “Autism: Imagine the Possibilities” - March 7 & 8, Richmond, VA

Commonwealth Autism Service’s 2012 Annual Conference, “Autism: Imagine the Possibilities,” will be held March 7th & 8th at the Westin Richmond, 6631 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230. For more information and to register, please click here.

 

Don't Miss the 10th Annual Connections Fair - A Free Resource Fair for Children and Youth with Special Needs, April 28th at the Children's Museum of Richmond

The 10th Annual Connections Fair will be held on April 28, 2012 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Richmond, 2626 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA. This free resource fair is for parents, family members, caregivers and any member of the community interested in making a difference in the lives of children and youth with special needs.
Connections includes:
• Free Admission to the Children's Museum for the first 500 fair participants.
• Free Parking
• Free Tote Bag (available while supplies last.)
• Over 60 Exhibitors
• 10th Anniversary Door Prizes
Special accommodations available including sign language and Spanish interpreters.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
• Magician Jonathan Austin
• Dental screenings and fluoride varnish
• Child-friendly entertainers
• Arts and crafts
• Therapeutic horseback riding
• Pet therapy dogs
• Legal and financial consultations

For MORE INFORMATION:
Visit: http://www.careconnections.vcu.edu/connectionsfair.html
Call: 804-827-1795 or toll-free 866-737-5965

 

Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters Presents

The Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, in collaboration with Eastern Virginia Medical School, is sponsoring a conference, "Insights into Autism," on February 17, 2012. This conference is designed for pediatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, occupational therapists, speech therapists, art therapists, special education teachers, and other interested allied health professionals. The conference will focus on updates and advancements in the detection and diagnosis of autism through genetics and neuro-imaging along with therapeutic approaches providers should consider. Through participation in this conference, participants will be able to:
• Discuss the newest research related to functional imaging to detect autism.
• Develop a therapeutic approach for the use of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy in patients with autism.

For more information, to download a brochure, and to register online please click here.

 

VIA Announces New FOCUS SERIES starting January 2012!

The Virginia Institute of Autism is starting a new FOCUS SERIES which will explore a variety of topics. This series is open to all members of the public.

Here are the January trainings in the Focus Series ...

Toilet Training
by Annie McLaughlin, PhD, BCBA-D

Friday, January 13, 2012
9:30-11:00 am
Virginia Institute of Autism
$10

Dr. Annie McLaughlin will lead an interactive parenting workshop on toilet training your child including individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other related disabilities. Learn how to recognize if your child is ready for toilet training, design a toilet training plan for your child, and learn practical tips for overcoming common problems. Cost $10. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 434-923-8252, email info@viaschool.org, or sign up online at www.viaschool.org. BACB CEU available.


Restful Nights: Overcoming Sleep Challenges
by Annie McLaughlin, PhD, BCBA-D

Friday, January 27, 2012
9:30-11:00 am
Virginia Institute of Autism
$10

Dr. Annie McLaughlin will lead an interactive parenting workshop on overcoming common sleep challenges faced by many individuals including those with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other related disabilities. Learn how to identify common sleep issues, design a ‘better night’s sleep plan,’ and learn practical tips for overcoming common challenges. Cost $10. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 434-923-8252, email info@viaschool.org, or sign up online at www.viaschool.org. BACB CEU available.

Limited seating, reservations required
Call 434-923-8252
Email info@viaschool.org or
Sign up online at www.viaschool.org
Virginia Institute of Autism
1414 Westwood Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

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