SEAC meeting TODAY! 4:30pm at the NEW PRC Annex Conference Room

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) next meeting is on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 4:30-5:30 pm at the NEW Parent Resource Center – ANNEX Conference Room –  16221 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA.  (located across from the School Board Office)
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more info CLICK HERE or contact Susan Gayle at the PRC at 804-633-7083
or sgayle@ccps.us or ccpsseac@gmail.com

13th Annual Family Fair – Saturday, March 11, 2017-SAVE THE DATE!!

We are in the midst of planning sessions for our 13th Annual Family Fair 2017 scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Caroline Middle School. We invite you to participate in this wonderful event.

If you know of someone who would like to present, please forward this information.

Family Fair is a community event, held at Caroline Middle School from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Family Fair is a resource and information fair for families, students,  people with special needs, child care providers, senior citizens and professionals. There are approximately 20 sessions of which participants will have three opportunities to attend a class of their choice throughout the day. We provide a separate schedule of events for youth and teens through our child supervision/teen programs, so that adults can attend sessions worry free. Breakfast and Lunch is provided with registration.

The goal of this event is to provide information concerning families (infants, youth, teens, & senior citizens), people with special needs, and professionals.  Family Fair also provides literacy, health and developmental screenings, childcare provider training, and child supervision.  Through our vendor fair we also promote the services available in our community and surrounding areas.

October is Disability History and Awareness Month (DHAM)!

disability-awareness-monthOctober is Disability History and Awareness Month (DHAM)!

Every year, Virginia sets aside the entire month of October in honor of Disability History and Awareness Month, encouraging everyone to help promote awareness and appreciation for all of the struggles and victories of the past.  There are nearly a million people with disabilities right here in Virginia, so chances are everyone knows at least one person who has been directly affected by the work of the early advocacy pioneers.

According to the Virginia General Assembly, “Disability history education and awareness will promote positive attitudes in schools, creating a culture of mutual respect, understanding and equal opportunities for all.”

A variety of resources are available to highlight this topic in your classroom and community. Check out the Center for Disability Leadership and modules about self- determination from I’m Determined.

The Parent Resource Center has a lending library of information, resources and activities available for your use to increase “disability awareness” in your home, classroom and school.  Our blog site also contains a wealth of information and resources.  http://prc.blogs.ccps.us/   Contact us for more information.