Critical Decision Points – 12-14-2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – at the Parent Teacher Resource Center, 16221 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA 22427. For more information contact Susan Gayle 804-633-7083 Ext 1702.
Please follow Caroline County Public Schools announcements for inclement weather.

Please register below:

Critical Decision Points is a FREE four-hour session, from The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) designed for parents of students with disabilities on critical decision points that can affect a child’s ability to earn a diploma and be ready for higher education or a career.

“There are decisions that parents of students with disabilities make as early as elementary school that can impact the ability of a student to earn a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma,” Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services John Eisenberg said. “Parents need to know about these critical decision points and their potential consequences.”

Please register below:

Comfort Zone Camp

Comfort Zone Camp is the nation’s largest bereavement camp headquartered in Richmond, VA.  Since 1999, we have helped over 20,000 all at no cost. I am reaching out to you today, to let you know that we are a free and effective resource for grieving children ages 7-18 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.

Our camps take place on weekends throughout the year.  At camp we do a mix of traditional camp activities (games, arts & crafts, s’mores) and also weave in support groups that we call, healing circles.  All kids are paired 1:1 with their own big buddy, who serves as their anchor, mentor and friend.  At camp, we see kids break their isolation, get back to being a kid again and gain tools to help them in their everyday grief journey.  They are also able to attend annually. Therapists who volunteer at our program say that a weekend at camp is worth six months or more of therapy!  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Comfort Zone will have three Virginia camps in 2020 on the following weekends: May 15 – 17, August 14 – 16, and November 6 – 8.

I am writing to ask for your help to:

-refer grieving kids to our program

-use CZC as a resource as needed when you have questions on supporting grieving children.

To learn more visit our website at or call me at 804-377-3430.

Autism Research Opportunity

Please Consider Participating, or Forward to Qualified Parents or Caregivers

Research Opportunity

Researchers at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia are conducting a study to develop a quality of life scale for children with autism spectrum disorder. They would like to invite parents or caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder to participate in an online questionnaire.

Who qualifies?

Parents or caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder who:

  • have a child with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 5 years and 10 years, and
  • have lived with their child with autism spectrum disorder during the past 12 months.                                                                                                                                                                   

What are you required to do?

Respond to an online questionnaire consisting of 24 questions

How long will it take?

Approximately 10-15 minutes 

Are your responses anonymous?

  • Yes, responses are anonymous.
  • No identifiable information is collected.
  • Researchers use an encrypted link to protect your responses.

How can you take the questionnaire?

Click here to complete the online questionnaire.

Why participate in the research study?

You will join other parents across the country to assist researchers with the development of an assessment tool to evaluate the quality of life of young children with autism spectrum disorder.

Who do you contact if you have questions?

If you have questions about this study prior to or after completing the questionnaire, please contact Dr. Laura C. Chezan at or 757-683-7055.

SEAC-Monday, November 18th, 4:30pm @ CMS

Please join us for the next Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) meeting.

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Caroline Middle School
Romanayah Hughes from the Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services will be our guest speaker.  She will present on transition services to adulthood. 


Join us for a FREE Transition Workshop!

Full Life Ahead flyer

6:30 P.M.


Parent Teacher Resource Center
16261 Richmond Turnpike
Bowling Green, VA  22427

When a child has a disability,  planning for life after high school can be challenging. Are you concerned about your child’s future?                      
“Full Life Ahead” guide was created to offer you the tools and information your student will need to make sure they’re on the right track toward a  full life!                                               

Join us and receive a free guide
valued at $25.

For more information or to register contact the Parent Teacher Resource Center at
804-633-7083 or