Archived News: Upcoming Training Activities
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!