Lori Frost, the developer of PECS, the Picture Exchange Communication System, is the keynote speaker at Autism: Putting the Puzzle Together Across A Lifespan, the first annual conference of the Rappahannock Area Autism Council. The conference will be held May 14, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. at the Caroline County Community Center, 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, VA, 22514. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Register by linking to http://rappautismconf.eventbrite.com.
Frost will speak on “Teaching Critical Communication Skills.” Other breakout sessions include Waivers and Waiver Reform, Employment, Financial Planning for Special Needs, Early Intervention Services, Transitioning from PECS to Augmentative Communication Devices, IEP Advocacy, and STEP-VA, a unique arts program for children with disabilities. The closing keynote speaker is Justin George, a young adult on the spectrum who is putting the puzzle together. George attended college, is working, and is setting goals to live independently.
Free childcare is available for the first 30 children, ages 3 to 12, to sign up. To make childcare reservations, contact Alyson Beverly at Miss Alyson’s Daycare at 804-448-5838 to reserve your child’s spot.
For more information, contact Kim Lett, email@example.com or Tina Bialecki atTina@paragonautismservices.com.
Click prc-calendar-April-May 2016 to view/print flyer.
If you missed Session 1 – Contact the PRC to make an appointment for this session.
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Registration is open for the 12th Annual Family Fair on Saturday, March 12, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Caroline Middle School. SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER!!
You don’t want to miss it!
So if you’re wondering “What’s in it for ME?”
(REVISED FLYER 2-26-2016)
This is what YOU
can get out of Family Fair:
* A minimum of 3 hours of Professional Development (for educators)
* Networking with other educators and service providers
* Daycare Provider Training hours
* Community Service Hours for Volunteers/Students
* Community Resources
* FREE Breakfast
* FREE Lunch
* FREE Child Supervision while you attend sessions (you won’t need to pay the babysitter, so just invite the babysitter to come and enjoy Family Fair)
* Information that you never knew was available!!
* Fabulous Door Prizes
* A puppet show
* Student Performances
* Developmental Screenings
* An opportunity to give to the local food pantry
* and much more!!!
* You can register worry free online!
* Head Start Recruiting
Don’t miss out on this once a year event!!!! There is at least 16 reasons stated above why you should be there!
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.