News from the Caroline County Public Schools –
Parent Teacher Resource Center
- SEAC – Special Education Advisory Committee – next meeting Monday, December 18, 2017 – 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 or contact Susan Gayle at the PRC at 804-633-7083 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Navigating Dangerous Waters – Saturday, January 13, 2018 –
9 a.m. @ Caroline Middle School (see attached flyer)
- Housing Options – Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 6:30 pm @ disAbility Resource Center – 409 Progress St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-373-2559 SPONSORED BY FACT – Fredericksburg Area Council on Transition. Learn what options for housing are available in our regions for people with disabilities.
- SEAC – Special Education Advisory Committee – next meeting Monday, January 29, 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 or contact Susan Gayle at the PRC at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- The Youth Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for the 2018 session –
The Youth Leadership Academy is an exciting opportunity for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. These ‘delegates’ will learn directly from peer mentors and successful adult role models while they work on their own personal leadership plans, improve their communications skills, visit the state capitol, and have a chance to speak directly to state legislators and policymakers, and much more! https://www.vaboard.org/YLA.htm
- Angry Kids: Dealing With Explosive Behavior – How to respond when a child lashes out
Sometimes parents see this kind of explosive behavior as manipulative. But kids who lash out are usually unable to handle frustration or anger in a more effective way. This informative article was posted on Child Mind.org. EN ESPAÑOL
- The Positive Vibe Café provides hands-on training in food services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
The upcoming session will be Monday-Friday January 8-February 2, 2017 from 2:30-4:30, with three in-house internships to be scheduled upon acceptance into the program. Click here for more info: http://positiveviberva.com/training/
- Excellent resource for parents AND students
LD OnLine is a great website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Topics covered include: ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.http://www.ldonline.org/
Autism Spectrum Disorders:
- Young adult social skills group starting soon
PEERS® social skills group for young adults ages.
During each group session, students are taught important skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities. Classes begin Jan 2018 http://hcpstraining.org/instruction/parentresource/fyi/FYI 2017-18/young adult PEERS.pdf
Resources you need to know:
Caroline County Schools Transition Program Check out the latest activities our students are participating in.
- Paragon Autism Services: 1st Saturday of each month from 10 to 12 p.m.Paragon’s Lego/Train Club at our Chatham office. We provide Legos and trains for the children. Older individuals bring Lego Games and are provided a separate room. The children have fun and the parents exchange information, stories, and comradery.
- 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. Paragon Autism Services and ASNV co-host a Support Group in our Princess Ann St. office Every other month a topic which has been requested by the group is presented by a local professional. February has free discussion on the agenda and March has a presentation scheduled for transition services.
- 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m Paragon’s Special Needs Night at KD’z Kidz World where we rent the entire facility and limit attendance to 50 children to ensure safety. It proves to be a fun evening for both children and their parents!!!!
- 4th Thursday of each month from 12 to 1 p.m. Rappahannock Area Autism Council Lunch and Learn held at the dRC. This event is a unique opportunity for parents and caregivers of individuals with Autism to ask questions and seek information from local service providers.
- 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
A 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 post, please contact the Parent Teacher Resource Center.
Have a great weekend!!