“Managing Behavior at Home” FREE Virtual Live Event

Plan to attend
“Managing Behavior at Home”
with Rose Nevill, PhD, BCBA
Thursday, March 26
3:00 to 3:45 PM
This interactive webinar will provide some quick tips and tricks for managing challenging behavior while at home with your family member on the spectrum. It will be followed by a discussion that will provide the opportunity for you to ask questions, connect with other parents, and share your ideas.
Thursday, March 26 3:00 to 3:45 PM
Link to Zoom Conferencing: https://virginia.zoom.us/j/757293436
Registration is encouraged but not required.After you register, you will receive a reminder and can download an appointment for your calendar.Register here
Rose Nevill, PhD, BCBA is the Research Assistant Professor of Education and Director of the UVA Autism Research Core. Rose is interested in applied research with individuals with autism spectrum disorder across the lifespan. Read more about Rose.
Rose’s Quick Tips for Building Routines
Build a visual schedule: For younger learners or learners with greater communication difficulties, help establish new routines using pictures or objects to represent different parts of the day; for example, blocks for playtime, a sandwich for lunchtime, a computer for online learning time.
Create a two column checklist: Create a “To do” and “Done” side of your child’s schedule – once tasks are finished, your child can get satisfaction from moving items over to finished side. Build in incentives in a simple way, like offering a sticker or a snack after a certain amount of things are complete.
Make a menu: To help give your child ownership over her day, create a set “menu” of options – once an item is used off of the list, it is no longer available. This can be especially helpful with meal planning!
Time screen time wisely: Reserve screen time for parts of the day you need to yourself (for exercise, work meetings, and personal tasks). Limit screen time in the evenings to maximize the quality of your child’s sleep.
Play red light/green light: To help your child avoid interrupting your work, use a signal that he is likely to notice that shows when interruptions are not allowed – for example, wear a brightly colored hat or hang a sign off of your desk. Explain the rule to your child regularly (“Remember, I’m not available when the hat is on!”) and reward him for “following the rules” every few hours or once a day.


Per the Center for Disease Control (CDC), individual risk for COVID-19 is dependent on exposure to the virus.

While the immediate health risk is considered low, we are cancelling our March 16 SEAC meeting.

Thank you for your interest in supporting SEAC and please join us at our April 20th meeting.

Family Relationship Series – Session 3 – March 18 CANCELLED – We will consider rescheduling as we are advised by CCPS.

ABC’s of IEP’s – March 19 CANCELLED – We will consider rescheduling as we are advised by CCPS.

Please stay safe!

Family Relationship Series – FREE – March 4, 11, 18

Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 at 6:00 pm.
Join us at the Parent Resource Center as we learn ways to build healthy family relationships, communicate effectively to de-escalate crisis situations/behaviors and resolve conflicts. 
Receive a FREE manual upon completion of all 3 sessions by a certified Mandt Instructor. 
Providing for the needs of children, no matter their age, or providing for the needs of our own parents whose age or condition now requires that we provide care is a difficult and sometimes challenging task at all levels. Learn how to build Healthy Relationships to last a lifetime.  
Please register: https://forms.gle/6uhv1ABzabUE7Mfq9

Reduce Stress with Us!

When:       Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time:        6:00 p.m.
What: Reduce Your Stress!!
We are all affected by the stress of everyday life.
Join us at this FREE workshop, as we learn ways to reduce stress.
Get moving with the YMCA: Therapeutic Movements
Sound Therapy: Use sound to relax and reduce stress
Where: Parent Teacher Resource Center
                   16221 Richmond Turnpike
                     Bowling Green, VA  22427
Please register for planning purposes: https://forms.gle/pVeoUouLqfvfCmpb6

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Make it Take it

Friday, January 24:     Pre-K & Kindergarten – Make – It –Take –IT Day at the PTRC
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 pm

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Friday, January 31:   Warm Up with us at the PTRC!   Hot Chocolate Video Morning

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:   123 Magic “Tantrums”

  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.:    Study Strategies