Planning to go out to dinner with the family some nights this Spring?
HELP SUPPORT the Class of 2014 All Night Graduation Committee and pick these nights to treat the family!! These restaurants have generously agreed to host fundraising events to benefit the Class of 2014 All Night Graduation Celebration. Mark you calendars and help support ANG!
Parent Information Relating to Special Education
Tech - Free Text Readers & FCPS Databases
FCPS Parent Resource Center 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring
Does your student struggle to read on grade level? Then don't miss this hands-on computer training presented by Specialists from FCPS Assistive Technology Services for parents of students with special needs. Learn about downloadable free screen readers than can read text. Also learn how to access a variety of FCPS databases that include audio support. Laptops will be provided for this workshop. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND LIMITED English: 703-204-3941 Español: 703-204-3955.
PEATC: Parent Education and Advocacy Training Center provides information on special education.
Transition Planning Tools
at the PEATC office, 100 N. Washington St. Ste 234, Falls Church VA 22046
Julie Triplett, from the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy, will cover post high school transition planning, working with DARS and/or DBVI during and after high school, the role of work incentives from SSA, and disability benefits. Register at 703 923-0010 or at Partners@peatc.org
Formed Families Forward supports special education needs in foster, adoptive, and kinship families, but welcomes other families to their workshops.
Paving the Path Ahead, Project LIFE presentation
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Dr. Fairfax 22030 Training for parents and caregivers to better support older youth in the transition to post-HS settings, including the use of the Casey Life Skills Assessment. Register at: http://formedfamiliesforward.org/projectlife/
Jack and Jill's Brain: Gender Differences and Why They Matter
Formed Families Forward Office, 4031 University Dr. Fairfax 22030
Amy Fortney Parks, from WISE Mind Solutions, will introduce participants to the rapidly emerging research on how male and female brains differ. She will apply these findings to specific techniques to help adolescents to avoid high risk activities such as drug use, alcohol abuse, and sexual activity.
All Things Individual Education Program: IEP Plans, Procedures and Processes
JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax 22031
Learn what to ask for in an IEP, getting parent and special education teacher perspectives, and listening or talking to advocates, transition specialists, and other members of the IEP team. RSVP to CAlford@financialguide.com