- Navigating Dangerous Waters: Dinner provided for evening sessions. Choose the date that works for your schedule!
Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 pm at Caroline Middle School
Thursday, March 22, 6:00 pm at Caroline Middle School
Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am at Caroline Middle School
- 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- REGISTRATION IS OPEN – April 28th – Dyslexia Conference – Chester, VA http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9ldr7wcab&oeidk=a07ef1ot9qw4ddf81fc
- Morning at the Museum – Orchid Spectrum at the U.S. Botanic Garden (Washington DC)
Sunday, March 25 from 8:30 am – 10:00 am (Doors open to the public at 10:00 a.m.)
Morning at the Museum is a program that provides access to a museum for individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities by providing pre-visit materials, early entrance for registered participants, and a “Take a Break” space. Participants will be able to pot an orchid to take home, stop by the orchid discovery cart and participate in other hands-on activities.
- Sounds of the James
Two dates March 26 & April 6, 2018
An event for VA students ages 8 – 21 with blindness or visual impairment and their families. Ride aboard a comfortable pontoon boat along the James River as Capt. Mike Ostrander enthralls you with one of the most unique bald eagle tours on the East Coast! Presented by VAAPVI and VSDB Outreach Services.
- Executive Functioning
Understood.Org is currently focusing on Executive Functioning. Here are two of those resources –
3 Areas of Executive Function – Executive functions let people plan, organize and complete tasks. This article takes a closer look at the different areas of executive function and the skills they affect.
Boosting Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills
free webinar with Understood Expert Bob Cunningham on March 15, 2018 at noon.
Many kids with learning and attention issues struggle with executive function. Join Bob Cunningham, M.Ed., to learn strategies, games and activities for building these skills.
The Youth Leadership Academy
The Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) is an exciting opportunity for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with developmental and other disabilities to further develop their leadership skills. YLA seeks to empower these young people and further develop their leadership skills. Students, serving as Delegates from communities throughout Virginia, participate in a wide range of activities and learning experiences during this summer program set on a university campus. The deadline to submit the application is March 16, 2018. https://vaboard.org/YLA.htm
- Supporting the Emotional Needs of Kids With Learning Disabilities
Signs your child might be struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, or depression, and how to help
Child Mind Institute has published this informative article by Rachel Ehmke.
Autism Spectrum Disorders:
- Challenging Behaviors
Autism Speaks has created a Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit to provide you with strategies and resources, as well as support. Because everyone deserves to feel safe and supported and have a life filled with happiness and dignity, positive approaches and suggestions are highlighted throughout the tool kit.https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/challenging-behaviors-tool-kit?utm_source=email&utm_medium=text-link&utm_campaign=espeaks
- The ASCV is currently are offering the following facilitated support groups:
Parents of Spectrum Adults, Parents of Children ages 0-8 with ASD, and Adults with Asperger’s/HFA Interest Group. Complete info can be found here: http://ascv.org/meetings-events/