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Archived News: Upcoming Training Activities
August 2013

Getting Started - What Families with Young Children with Disabilities Need to Know, August 27th, The Arc of VA, Richmond

The Arc of Virginia is offering a free workshop for families with young children with disabilities, Getting Started, from 6-8:30pm on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the The Arc of Virginia Office, 2417 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA.  Topics to be covered include:  Early Intervention, Medicaid Waivers, the Health Insurance Premium Payment Program for Kids, Early Periodic Screening and Diagnosis and Treatment, Supplemental Security Income, and the Arc of Virginia and Advocacy. 

Please contact Debra Holloway, Arc Director of Training and Technical Assistance, with questions and/or to register.   or 804-649-8481, ext. 103





Temple Grandin and Jed Baker Scheduled to Speak in Richmond!

On September 20, 2013, Dr. Temple Grandin will share her unique perspective on living with autism in “The Way I See It” at the Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, VA. Dr. Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this presentation, Temple will eloquently and candidly describe the challenges she has faced and offer no-nonsense ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives. Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based research, Temple will share her valuable insights on a wide variety of topics, and offer useful do’s and don’ts.

In the afternoon session, Dr. Jed Baker will offer a dynamic and comprehensive presentation entitled, “No More Meltdowns.” Having earned his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Albany, Dr. Baker is a behavioral consultant for several New Jersey school districts where, nearly two decades ago, he organized a group to help children with social communication problems. This presentation will be extremely valuable to all family members and professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities, mood and anxiety disorders, and other issues that impact social-emotional functioning.

For more information on the day’s agenda and to register, please visit the Future Horizons website. Be sure to stop by the VCU-ACE exhibit table if you attend!!


Early Bird Registration Price for Insight 2013 Extended to October 1st!!

VCU-ACE is honored to again be collaborating with the VDOE T/TAC at VCU and the Autism Society-Central VA on the annual Insight conference. Registration for all three of this year’s Insight: Topics in Autism events is now open. On Friday, October 18th, Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D. will share information on Beyond Behavior: Transition Planning for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center (formerly Holiday Inn Koger Center) at 1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond, VA. Dr. Gerhardt will offer his perspective on Life after High School: Transition to Adulthood for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Autism Society-Central VA meeting that evening. On Saturday, October 19th, Dr. Gerhardt will share important information on Sexuality and Sexuality Instruction for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Both Friday evening and Saturday’s presentation will be held at the River Road United Methodist Church, 8800 River Road, Richmond, VA. Friday and Saturday's workshops are open to all audiences, including special educators, general educators, related service providers, and family members. Visit the VDOE T/TAC at VCU website for more information, including presentation summaries, intended audiences, and fees involved, and to register for any or all three of these events. Please note separate registration is required for each presentation. This conference is designed for practitioners and family members who support students with autism spectrum disorder. We hope to see you there!


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