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Date(s): 7/16/2024 - 7/18/2024
Description: Registration Open! Creating Connections to Shining Stars 2024: Creating Connections to Shining Stars is a collaborative effort between Virginia's Part C, Early Intervention and Part B, Early Childhood Special Education programs. The conference will focus on promoting and supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive settings for infants, toddlers, and young children, both with and without disabilities. Keynote Speaker: Eric Litwin Happiness Simplified! Eric has been...
Description: Self-Paced Course: Think Like a Behaviorist: Behavior 101 is designed to address common misperceptions about behavior and children with ASD. Participants will learn about the importance of understanding behavior, the functions of behavior, the basic principles of ABA, common myths about ABA, and the ABCs (Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence). Learn how to think like a behaviorist in this first part of a series on behavior 101. This course is designed for any professional who supports young...
Description: Deaf 101 is a free online short course designed to provide basic knowledge and tools necessary to communicate effectively with deaf individuals, especially in educational and professional settings. The course is broken down into two modules: the first describes the spectrum of deaf identity and answers common questions about deaf people; the second provides participants with quick tips and strategies to communicate effectively with deaf people. You can take the course all at once or in...
Description: Many educators of young children with disabilities have asked, "How do I teach a 2 or 3-year-old virtually?”  Replicating classroom activities and materials for use in the home is not always feasible or functional. Instead, educators can shift to supporting new learners, the parents and family members of the child. This webinar will explore how educators can utilize a coaching interaction style to help families use daily routines and activities as learning opportunities. Join...
Date(s): 3/11/2024 - 4/22/2024
Description: This course will include the process of conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment, developing and implementing a Behavior Intervention Plan, and strategies for intervening when interfering behavior occurs. Students with ASD often present behaviors that interfere with learning in the educational setting. It is necessary to understand how and why interfering behaviors develop and to have knowledge of evidence based interventions designed to support positive behavior change. This course is...
Date(s): 4/1/2024 - 4/22/2024
Description: Register for IEP University (IEPU) Register for IEP University (IEPU) April 1-22 - The IEP process can be difficult and stressful. Everyone comes to the IEP table with thoughts of their personal responsibilities, perspectives, and individual concerns. IEP meetings can be places of high anxiety and there are occasions when conflict may erupt as a result of managing emotions while simultaneously following policy and procedures. PEATC, in collaboration with VDOE, has developed IEP University...
Date(s): 4/1/2024 - 4/22/2024
Description: Register for Building Strong Parent Advocates- Register for Building Strong Parent Advocates- April 1-22 - PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, invites families to join us for our online training course, Building Strong Parent Advocates. Families of children receiving special education services find themselves in a world filled with complicated policies, confusing acronyms and terms, and piles of paperwork. Often families find themselves looking for information and...
Date(s): 4/16/2024 9:00 AM ET - 4/17/2024 3:00 PM ET, 5/9/2024 9:00 AM ET - 5/10/2024 3:00 PM ET, 7/3/2024 9:00 AM ET - 6/4/2024 2:00 PM ET, 7/15/2024 9:00 AM ET - 7/16/2024 3:00 PM ET
Description: Registration The Evidence-Based Practices Academy is designed to provide educators of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with direct training in evidence-based practices designed to increase access to the general education environment and curriculum. Through a two-day, in-person regional training, teachers will learn to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and revise learning modules designed to ensure their autistic students learn the required academic content in general education...
Date(s): 4/18/2024 1:00 PM ET - 4/18/2024 2:00 PM ET
Description: This webinar will provide an overview of how school divisions can use Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) funding to support ECSE classrooms in public schools. Supporting ECSE rooms with VPI funds is an excellent way to expand VPI programming in your locality as well as have state funds supplement other funds used in these classrooms. The VDOE will host a webinar on April 18 to review considerations for using VPI eligibility to improve programs for children with IEPs.
Date(s): 4/20/2024 9:00 AM ET - 4/20/2024 4:00 PM ET
Description: Register for Virtual Family Engagement Conference - PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is excited to present this year’s summit. This one-day virtual summit will highlight the essential elements that connect parents, caregivers, educators, and community leaders with the shared goal of nurturing authentic partnerships and promoting student achievement. Our nationally recognized speakers will emphasize the importance of cohesive support. Attendees will...
Date(s): 4/24/2024 6:30 PM ET - 4/24/2024, 5/1/2024 6:30 PM ET - 5/1/2024, 5/8/2024 6:30 PM ET - 5/8/2024, 5/15/2024 6:30 PM ET - 5/15/2024, 5/24/2024 6:30 PM ET - 5/24/2024
Description: Register for the Special Education Workshop Series - Spring 2024 - PEATC presents this virtual workshop series for parents and professionals who want to learn more about special education in Virginia. Register once to attend one, some or all of the informative workshops! April 24 - From Referral to Eligibility May 1 - Anatomy of an IEP May 8 - Measurable IEP Goals May 15 - Ins and Outs of IEP Meetings May 24 - Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia Each workshop will start at 6:30 p.m. and...
Date(s): 4/26/2024 - 5/31/2024
Description: Early Childhood Academy begins April 26, 2024 and will be open through May 31, 2024: Registration A FREE self-paced online course for families of young children (birth through age six) with disabilities or developmental delays You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Your involvement in the early years is essential to setting a strong foundation for their lifelong learning and success. In this FREE 5-week online program, families of children with disabilities learn about...
Date(s): 5/1/2024, 6/20/2024 9:00 AM ET - 6/21/2024 5:00 PM ET
Description: Register for Opening Doors-Unlocking Potential 2024 - ODUP 2024 is an event bringing together professionals and parents from across the Commonwealth of Virginia to engage in dialogue, discussion, and learning methods to strengthen academic outcomes for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind in order to increase the knowledge and skills of those who can have a positive impact on a student’s educational process. Sponsored by: The Virginia Department of Education and the...
Date(s): 5/2/2024 6:30 PM ET - 5/2/2024 7:00 PM ET
Description: Register for Webinar Connecting the Dots: Early Childhood Hearing Loss - Do you know hearing loss can happen at any age and at any stage? Signs and symptoms can be easily overlooked, and it’s important children continue to receive hearing monitoring even if they pass their newborn hearing screen. Knowing what to look for helps families act early in getting connected to services and support. We’re Connecting the Dots with parent-advocate and award-winning author Valerie James Abbott...
Date(s): 5/7/2024 - 5/9/2024
Description: The 2024 International Early Childhood Inclusion Institute welcomes early childhood and early childhood special education (EC/ECSE) professionals, families, individuals with disabilities, EC/ECSE higher education faculty, professional development and technical assistance providers, local, state, or national administrators and leaders, as well as EC and ECSE students. Whether you are a family of a child with disabilities, a newcomer in the field of early childhood/early childhood special...
Date(s): 5/8/2024 11:00 AM ET - 5/8/2024 12:30 PM ET
Description: Register for Webinar: Anatomy of an IEP for Military Families - Like a biology lesson, this presentation dissects the IEP, examines the parts individually, discusses the function of each section, and how the parts come together to create an effective document. You will learn constructive and practical tips to help create an IEP that supports the student’s access to a free and appropriate public education and gain an understanding on how to manage special education when moving to a new...
Date(s): 5/8/2024 6:00 PM ET - 5/8/2024 6:00 PM ET, 5/15/2024 8:00 PM ET - 5/15/2024 8:00 PM ET
Description: Register for Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities -  The purpose of this training is to assist families in understanding the following: What are some of the keys to your child's academic success? What decisions will you need to make regarding your child's educational path? At what point will you be making these decisions? In this training, we refer to these as critical decision points. What information will you need so that you can make the most...
Date(s): 5/9/2024 6:30 PM ET - 5/9/2024 8:00 PM ET
Description: Register for Webinar: Empowering Beginnings: Unlocking Early Services and Supports - Every child develops at their own pace and developmental milestones are like a road map for a child’s development, progressing in a typical way – from their first smile to rolling over to saying their first words. If your child is not meeting milestones or you have concerns, what can you do? There are services and supports available to help you and your child thrive. We’re unlocking this...
Date(s): 5/14/2024 9:00 AM ET - 5/14/2024 4:00 PM ET
Description: Join this virtual conference May 16, 2024 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Sessions are recorded! Complete the Interest Form to be the first to receive registration information about the infant and early childhood mental health virtual conference.
Date(s): 9/17/2024 - 9/20/2024
Description: Save the Date: Division for Early Childhood's 40th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families; September 17 – 20, 2024 DEC 2024 will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana. The topic is: The Future of Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood (Ages 0-8): Equitable Access, Participation, and Supports Call for Reviewers and Mentors will open soon and close January 25, 2024. Call for proposals will also be available soon....