Special Education News for Parents
All these opportunities are FREE unless noted.
In most cases you must register if registration information is provided.
When other events become available they will be posted at:
Post-Adoptive Recreation Program for Youth 10-15 with Special NeedsA once-monthly Saturday recreation and respite program open to Fairfax County residents who have adopted via public or private agencies.Contact: Formed Families Forward firstname.lastname@example.orgPlan ahead —Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC Partner Training StrategiesWed. Dec. 5, 6:30- 8:00 pm TCW HS, Rm. 134,3801 W. Braddock St. AlexandriaLearn about various AAC tools and how to use them to enhance a child's ability to communicate at home, school, and in the community.Register by Nov 28:https://www.acps.k12.va.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=964&DomainID=51#calendar1526/20181205/event/3740Finding the Right Residential ProviderTue. Dec. 4.11:00 am-12:30 pm, Arc of Nova 2755 Hartland Ave. Ste. 200, Falls ChurchThis will be a panel presentation on helping people with disabilities and their families find the right residential service provider for their situation.Is My Child More Than Just a Picky Eater? $ 20Tue. Dec 4,10 am, Family Compass 11150 Sunset Hills Rd. Ste. #150 RestonLearn how to manage mealtimes, encourage your child to expand his or her diet, and gain recommendations for when to seek professional help.The Neuropsychology of Dysregulation: Understanding and Supporting Students Who Learn DifferentlyWed. Dec. 5, 7:30-9:00 pm, Lab School 4759 Reservoir Rd, NW, Wash. DCLearn how to support students who struggle with dysregulation by taking into account their particular difficulties such as anxiety, slow processing speed, or inflexibility.Weekly Live Chats with The Arc of NOVA on FacebookEvery Wednesday,noon-2 pmChat live on Facebook with an expert Arc staff member who can answer your questions and help you find resources.Visit: https://www.facebook.com/TheArcofNoVAand click the "Send Message" box right under our profile picture. We'll reply and help you get what you need.Plan Ahead—Understanding the Eligibility and IEP ProcessMon. Dec. 10, 10:00-11:30 am, TCW HS, Rm.134,3801 W. Braddock St. AlexandriaThis workshop is designed to give parents, who are new to special education services in ACPS, a basic understanding of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.Register by Dec 5: https://www.acps.k12.va.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=964&DomainID=51#calendar1526/20181210/event/3741The Message of BehaviorThu. Dec. 6, 9:00-11:00 am LCPS Adm. Bldg. 21000 Education Ct. AshburnReview ways to understand what your child with ASD is communicating through his or her behavior so that you can respond effectively.Register: https://www.lcps.org/Page/179754How to Stay Calm When Your Kids Push Your ButtonsThu. Dec 6, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm, StudyPro, 6849 Old Dominion Dr. #200, McLeanLearn: how to better understand your triggers; strategies and tips for staying calm; and to know what to do and say at the moment.Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-stay-calm-when-your-kids-push-your-buttons-tickets-52816277909Screening ofWritten Offwith a Post Film DiscussionThu. Dec. 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Ln. AlexandriaThis first-person account of substance use disorder will be followed by a community conversation about substance use disorders and resources in our area.Information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/community-services-board/events/2018-12-06-written-off-alexandriaMindfulness for Children: Evidence-Based Practices to Use at HomeFri. Dec. 7, 10 am-noon, Dunn Loring Ctr. 2334 Gallows Rd. Door 1, Dunn LoringParticipants will learn the basics and benefits of yoga and mindfulness with practical ways to use of these holistic practices with their children at home.Register: https://www.fcps.edu/node/28019/Social Security: The Application and Appeal Process for SSI and SSDIFri. Dec. 7,10 am-noon, The Arc of Nova, 2755 Hartland Ave. Ste. 200, Falls ChurchLearn how and when to apply for disability for a child (SSI and/or SSDI), what to do to appeal a denial, and how to leverage the benefits received.Register: https://thearcofnovatrust.org/event/social-security-the-application-and-appeal-process-for-ssi-and-ssdi/World of Possibilities ExpoSat. Dec. 8, 11 am-3 pm, Red Lion Hotel,2004 Greenspring Dr, Timonium, MDLearn aboutproducts, services, technology and resources for people with all kinds of disabilities, their families, and caregivers. Free loaner wheelchairs and repairs on site.Information: https://expo.caringcommunities.org/Screening ofIntelligent LivesFollowed by Panel DiscussionMon. Dec. 10, 6:30 pm, Robinson Sec.Sch. 5035 Sideburn Rd. FairfaxThree young adults with intellectual disabilities — Micah, Naieer, and Naomie — defy perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-screening-of-intelligent-lives-documentary-tickets-52382562655Using Positive Strategies During Stressful Parenting Situations $ 20Tue. Dec. 11, 10 am, Family Compass11150 Sunset Hills Rd. Ste. #150 RestonThis training will provide tips to use during stressful parenting situations, how to problem-solve in a pro-social manner, and how to implement positive solutions.MPower Me Tech Workshop— For Parents and StudentsWed. Dec. 12, 6-8 pm, The Arc of Nova, 2755 Hartland Ave. Ste. 200, Falls ChurchParents and students will learn about and practice using this technology to plan complex tasks using smaller steps, set goals, and track their progress toward them.Register: https://goo.gl/forms/63tkoYEAeaJeoqNm2Ask the Expert — Goal Setting and Keeping, for the ADHD Brain— WebinarWed. Dec. 12, 2 pmLearn how to establish a plan and keep the goals you set. Consider how I could help you, your family and/or your business to live a happy, fruitful and abundant life!Register: https://chadd.org/ask-the-expert/
The IEP Transition Plan: Postsecondary Planning in Middle and High SchoolThu. Dec.13, 10 am-noon, Dunn Loring Ctr. 2334 Gallows Rd. Door 1, Dunn LoringTalk with Career and Transition Services staff about questions to ask the school team, questions to ask your child, and the role an IEP plays in increasing self-advocacy.Register: https://www.fcps.edu/node/28019/or703-204-3941Collaborative IEP Meetings: Parents as PartnersThu. Dec. 20, 10 am-noon, Dunn Loring Ctr. 2334 Gallows Rd. Door 1, Dunn LoringLearn about the IEP process and its components, parent’s role in the IEP meeting, responsibilities of the IEP team members, and planning for the meetings.Register: https://www.fcps.edu/node/28019/or703-204-3941
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