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Archived News: Upcoming Training Activities
January 2013

Insights into Autism, sponsored by the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in collaboration with Eastern VA Medical School, will take place from 7:30am to 4:30pm on February 1, 2013 at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Brickhouse Auditorium, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, VA.

Conference Overview: Update and advancements in detection, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders through genetics, neuroimaging, and infant research, in addition to treatment of the social core deficit of ASD.

Target Audience: This conference is designed for pediatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists,
occupational therapists, speech therapists, art therapists, special education teachers and other interested allied health professionals.

For more information on the agenda and to register, please click here.

 

APBS Interactive Live Webinar,

APBS Interactive Live Webinar - "Bully Prevention within School-wide Positive Behavior Support" - Featuring Rob Horner, University of Oregon

Wednesday, February 20th, 4:30 - 6:00 pm EST.

Bullying behavior remains a significant concern in schools throughout the country. Schools using SWPBIS establish a strong foundation for behavior support, but additional efforts are needed to address the challenges posed by bullying behavior. This webinar will provide (a) the logic for establishing a school-wide social culture that minimizes bullying behavior, (b) the five core skills that students need to reduce bullying behavior, and how to teach those skills to elementary and middle school students, (c) the teacher skills needed to implement bully prevention efforts, (d) the data systems and organizational supports needed to assess, implement and sustain effective bully prevention efforts, and (e) the organization and imple-mentation steps used by successful schools. Results from research assessing this approach to bully prevention will be provided.

Registration Now Open!!! To Register online by February 14, 2013, please go to www.apbs.org and click the webinar link on the left.

 

Commonwealth Autism Service Annual Conference,

Registration Now Open!

Commonwealth Autism Service 12th Annual Autism Conference - Autism: Illuminating the Future

March 13-14, 2013

The Westin, 6631 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230

Click here for more information, including conference registration and family scholarship details!

 

T/TAC at The College of William & Mary Presents: In the Middle and I'm Determined to Move Forward! March 27th, Williamsburg

T/TAC at The College of William & Mary Presents: In the Middle and I'm Determined to Move Forward!

March 27, 2013, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Registration and Breakfast 8:30 - 9:00 AM)

Location: The College of William & Mary, School of Education, Professional Development Center,
301 Monticello Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Description:
This workshop will prepare participants to support the development of self-determination skills in middle school students with disabilities. Educators will describe ways in which they have implemented the philosophy and tools of the Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE) I'm Determined Project to increase self-awareness, goal setting, and educational decision making for students with disabilities. Middle school students will demonstrate their use of I'm Determined tools to learn more about their strengths, interests, preferences, and needs. They will also share their increased involvement in the IEP development process. Conference attendees will also hear the voices of Virginia's I'm Determined Youth Leaders as they describe their journey towards leading more self-determined lives.

Target Audience:
Middle School Leadership Teams to include:
* One General Education Teacher
* One Special Education Teacher
* One Administrator
* One School Counselor

Before attending the conference please view the I'm Determined Website Screencast to learn more about the project and the importance of self-determination for students with disabilities.

Click here to register.

 

My Child Was Just Identified with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: Now What Do I Do? January 11, 18, & 25, Richmond

My Child Was Just Identified with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: Now What Do I Do?
A live training sponsored by the Autism Society-Central VA, VA Autism Council, and the VCU-Autism Center for Excellence

Dates: January 11, 18, and 25, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The workshop is a total of 6 hours and is broken into 3 two-hour sessions. Please plan to attend all 3 evenings!
Location: River Road UMC, 8800 River Road, Richmond 23229

My Child was Just Identified with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: Now What do I do? is a workshop designed to introduce families to the characteristics and needs of children with autism spectrum disorders and effective services, supports, and strategies that should be implemented. This workshop is designed for parents who have young children who have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder within the past year. However, the content is applicable to any parents who are looking for strategies to support their young child with an autism spectrum disorder.

No Registration Fee but Must Register in Advance by January 9, 2013
(by January 4 to reserve childcare)
E-mail asacv@aol.com.

 

Transitioning to Adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Parents and Guardians Need to Know, January 14, 21, and 28, Richmond

Transitioning to Adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Parents and Guardians Need to Know
A live training sponsored by the Autism Society-Central VA, VA Autism Council, and the VCU-Autism Center for Excellence

Dates: January 14, 21, and 28, 2013. The workshop is a total of 6 hours and is broken into 3 two-hour sessions. Please plan to attend all 3 evenings!

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Location: River Road UMC, 8800 River Road, Richmond 23229

Cost: Free but preregistration required; no onsite registration. E-mail asacv@aol.com

Transitioning to Adulthood with ASD: What Parents and Guardians Need to Know is a workshop designed to provide an overview of important factors and topics to consider as individuals with ASD enter the adult world.
Topics covered include:
• Age of majority
• Disability benefits and planning
• Post secondary readiness, education, and training
• Employment
• Housing and residential supports
• Life in the community

 

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