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Archived News: Upcoming Training Activities
July 2012

The Arc of VA 2012 State Convention, August 9-11, 2012, Virginia Beach

The Arc of VA 2012 State Convention, will be held August 9-11, 2012 at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel. For more information and to register, please visit the Arc website.


TTAC at JMU presents

The VDOE Region 5 TTAC at James Madison University will present a 2-day workshop on "A Closer Look at Asperger's" on September 20 & 21 at the JMU Festival Conference and Student Center. This workshop will focus on Evidence-Based Practices for teaching students with Asperger’s. Friday will conclude with a panel discussion by individuals with Asperger’s. Each participant will have the opportunity to submit a question for the panelists. Participants will leave with tools and resources to make immediate change in their profession. For more information and to register visit the TTAC website.


VCU-ACE Offering Live Training for Paraprofessionals, August 14-16, 2012 in Richmond

Recognizing that the preferred learning styles of individuals may vary, VCU-ACE will occasionally hold live trainings to meet the needs of those participants who prefer a face-to-face learning experience. The information presented in these professional development opportunities will correspond with the high-quality intensive training provided in the VCU-ACE online courses.

VCU-ACE is currently offering a live training for Paraprofessionals on August 14-16, 2012 in Richmond. This professional development opportunity is designed to give participants information and opportunities to practice skills relevant to working with students with ASD. The live training includes a variety of interactive activities that will allow participants to:
• Enhance their knowledge related to the characteristics and learning needs of students with ASD, and
• Build skills related to implementing teacher directed instruction and behavioral support strategies.

The competencies covered in this live training are the same as in the online course that VCU-ACE now offers. Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a Certificate of Completion. For more information, and to register, please visit the Live Training page of the VCU-ACE website. Please note, space is limited so be sure to register soon if interested!


On July 12 & 13, 2012, registered participants will be able to view video webcasts on the latest autism breakthroughs, updates, and solutions. This Video Webcast, "Autism through the Lifespan", covers the most important issues for autism:
•Latest Intervention Techniques
•New Methods for Early Identification
•School Age Services
•Transitions to Adulthood
•Adult Services and Supports

Presentations are by recognized national leaders on autism, and attendees will learn the latest and upcoming best practices in service and support systems. There will be timely updates from the National Institutes of Health, the United States Congress and the Administration on what they have been doing and have planned for increasing and improving services and supports for individuals with autism and their families.

The most powerful recorded autism event of the year will include top leading autism experts from Autism Speaks, Easter Seals, The National Institute of Health, Congress, The Federal Administration, Government Agencies and the Centers for Disease Control. This conference addresses all your solutions through the lifespan - geared for families, educators and professionals across the nation.

This event provides comprehensive, evidence-based strategies for effective interventions for all individuals with autism spectrum disorders, at all ages. Speakers focus on ways to improve the quality of life for the affected individuals and their families and caregivers by conducting timely presentations.

To see a preview and register, click here.


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