E-News from the Parent Teacher Resource Center – 2-23-2018

News from the Caroline County Public Schools –
                         Parent Teacher Resource Center
Did you know……
Bullying Prevention Training Resources

Did you know that training resources are available on StopBullying.gov? The Bullying Prevention Training Center offers webinars and other training resources and prevention tools for educators, parents, and others working with kids. Available trainings include:

  • The Bullying Prevention Continuing Education Course (with CEU credit)
  • Training for Educators and School Bus Drivers
  • Organizing a Community Event
  • Working with Stakeholders
  • Learning from Others

Visit StopBullying.gov to access these tools and learn how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention.

Latest Bullying Research Highlights

In the News

All Parents:

  • FREE TAX PREPARATION – Rappahannock United Way –
    For tax site locations and schedule, visit
    www.RUWFreeTaxes.org or call (540) 373-0041 ext. 300

    • THIS Saturday, the 24th  

    at The Anthem Building at 2015 Staples Mill Rd. Richmond, VA 23230 (Davis Center Conference Rm)

    • • DARS
      • Sportable
      • Northstar Academy
      • NextMove
      • Disability Law Center
      • Autism Center for Excellence
      • Awakenings Music Therapy
      • RVA Metro Teens
      • RBHA REACH crisis program
      • VCU Audiology
      • And… more!
      Please contact: Resources for Independent Living to RSVP or for questions/concerns contact Kerry Byrne atbyrnek@ril-va.org or 804-353-6503 x129
  • 24 February– Smithsonian Morning at the Museum at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560 on Saturday, February 24th from 9 to 10am. Morning at the Museum is a Smithsonian program that provides access to a museum for individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities by providing early entrance into the museum, facilitated movement and art activities, and a “Take a Break” Space!  The museum regularly opens to the public at 10am.  Registration is REQUIRED at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/si-morning-at-the-museum-hirshhorn-museum-and-sculpture-garden-tickets-41722156092.  For more info, contact access@si.edu.

  • Tuesday, February 27
     –  Video Show at the PTRC 10:00 am OR 1:00 pm – Phonemic Awareness & Phonics – View the video and make activities to take home.

  • Friday, March 2
    – Read Across America 10:00am -12 noon @ the PTRC.  1:00 pm – Make a Book to take home.
  • Tuesday, March 6   Video Show at the PTRC 10:00 am OR 1:00 pm – Reading Together – View the video and make activities to take home.
  • SEAC – Special Education Advisory Committee – next meeting Monday, March 19, 2018 – 4:30 pm – Parent Teacher Resource Center – 16261 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more info CLICK HERE   To be added to the agenda, contact Wendy Sneed, SEAC Chairperson – Wendy.Sneed@dss.virginia.gov   804-633-5071 ext 114   or Susan Gayle at the PTRC at   804-633-7083
     or ccpsseac@gmail.com
  • REGISTRATION IS OPEN – April 28th – Dyslexia Conference – Chester, VA  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9ldr7wcab&oeidk=a07ef1ot9qw4ddf81fc

Vision Impairment:

  • The “Regs” are now available in Braille
    The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has translated the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia  into Braille. They have had six copies of the Braille translation and will make them available at four different locations around the state. Click here for more info:

Cystic Fibrosis:

  • Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Day
    Sat, March 3 from 9 am – 2:30 pm
    at the Children’s Pavilion at the Children’s Hospital @ VCU
    This free event will feature guest speakers from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is open to anyone impacted by cystic fibrosis including parents, relatives, friends, teachers, coworkers and health care providers. Families receiving care at other CF centers are welcome! Contactkathryn.lawrence@vcuhealth.org to register.

Down Syndrome:

Mental Health:

Autism Spectrum Disorders:

  • ASCV 10th Annual Recreation/Social Resource Fair
    Friday, March 2, 2018
    Come learn about opportunities for camps, social groups, music, dance, martial arts, soccer, sailing, swimming, gymnastics, and much more! This event is free and open to the community.
  • FREE movie screening of Deej – a documentary about autism and inclusion
    Mon, February 26, 2018
    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Follow along as DJ “Deej” Savarese shares an insider’s view of autism. With unflinching candor, this film reveals what it takes to make the goals of inclusion and disability rights a reality. Sponsored by ASCV. The movie will be at River Road United Methodist Church

  • Resources you need to know:
  • Caroline County Schools Transition Program  Check out the latest activities our students are participating in.
  • Paragon Autism Services’ Special Needs Lego and Train Club–Paragon Autism Services hosts a free, monthly, special needs Lego and Train Club for children with disabilities and their siblings.  We plan for inclusion with typically developing peers and offer multiple play options to include: standard Lego,  Duplo and Mega Blocks, as well as wooden trains and tracks and Geotrax.  Paragon Lego and Train Club is free, but registration is required and limited to 50 participants to ensure safety.  Event takes place the first Saturday of each month at.417 Chatham Square Office Park 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is a great way for parents to play with their children, meet other parents of children with special needs, and obtain and exchange resources. For more information contact Tina@paragonautismservices.com. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paragon-autism-services-special-needs-lego-and-train-club-tickets-41394928345
    Paragon Autism Services’ Special Needs Night at KD’z Kidz World–Paragon Autism Services is proud to offer a free, monthly special needs night of fun at KD’z Kidz World for children with disabilities and their siblings at KD’z Kidz World.  The facility is closed to the public during our events.  Registration is limited to 50 participants to maintain safety and registration is required.  The event takes place the third Wednesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m at KD’z Kidz World 220 Tyler Von Way, Fredericksburg ,VA 22405.  For more information contact Tina@paragonautismservices.com.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paragon-autism-services-special-needs-fun-night-at-kdz-kidz-world-tickets-41395963441
    Rappahannock Area Autism Council presents a Lunch and Learn on the fourth Thursday of each month from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Disability Resource Center located at 409 Progress Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.  This monthly event offers a unique opportunity for parents and caregivers of individuals diagnosed with Autism to obtain resources and ask questions of local service providers.  For more information contact Tina@paragonautismservices.com.
  • Autism Society-Central Virginia (AS-CV)
    Whether you’re new or have been involved in the ASD community for a while the AS-CV is the #1 resource for you and your family. They offer a wealth of information and resources, as well as, social, support and sibling opportunities. Becky Boswell, Bradford Hulcher, Tammy Burns and the rest of the team are committed, knowledgeable and passionate about helping you and your family. Be sure to check out their ‘meetings and events’ page.
  • Community Services Board (CSB)
    The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) provides prevention, treatment, employment and support services for Caroline citizens and families with mental health, substance use and intellectual disabilities. They work collaboratively with schools, law enforcement, and social services. They can also assist you with case management, counseling, crisis services, and general parenting education.
  • Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI)
    The department offers a wide array of specialized services, supports, resources and programs for Virginia residents of all ages who are experiencing significant visual disabilities. The DBVI is committed to providing quality services to assist Virginia’s citizens who are blind, deafblind or vision impaired in achieving their maximum level of employment, education, and personal independence.
  • Department of Social Services (DSS)
    and the CSB work very closely together to serve you, your child and your family. They help to ensure that thousands of Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens have access to the best services and benefits available to them, such as: Financial Assistance, Medicaid Waivers, Health Financial Assistance, Family & Individual Services, Services for Children, and Services for Adults.
  • disAbility Resource Center – 409 Progress St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401  540-373-2559
    Center for Independent Living working to enable people of all disabilities of all ages to reach their greatest potential of independent living.
  • Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond (DSAGR)
    DSAGR is a wonderful resource. They strive to improve the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families by providing access to current and accurate information on Down syndrome and by fostering programs that focus on education, community services, public awareness, medical issues, research, advocacy, legal issues and parenting.
  • Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
    DARS can assist you with many things. They collaborate with schools in providing Transition Services. They offer Employment Services help people with disabilities get ready for, find, and keep a job. We have a residential training and medical rehabilitation center known as Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center, and they process disability claims for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Disability Programs.

For more information on any topics addressed in this email, please contact the Parent Teacher Resource Center.