I'm Determined (Elementary Focused) - Zoom Webinar - PWCS - Parent Resource Center - October 11, 2023

  •  Session will address preparing your child for post-secondary success through development of skills associated with self-determination. Sessions will also address the importance of student involvement in their own Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and how families can encourage and support their child through this IEP process.
  • When:
    • Wednesday October 11, 2023
    • 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Where:
  • All requests for accommodations are due by October 4, 2023

What is Multi-Tiered System of Supports and How Can It Help My Child? - Zoom Webinar - Presented by PWCS - Parent Resource Center - October 12, 2023

  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is an adaptive and responsive framework that helps schools identify and provide targeted support for students who are struggling academically and/or behaviorally. MTSS is built upon strong and intentional collaboration, enhanced by the belief that all students can learn at high levels. Participants will understand key components of the MTSS framework, how decisions are made, how to foster a strong collaboration with schools, and how to access student support when needed.
  • When:
    • Thursday October 12, 2023
    • 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Where:
  • All requests for accommodations are due by October 5, 2023

Understanding Dyslexia - Zoom Webinar - Presented by PWCS - Parent Resource Center - October 19, 2023

  • Understanding Dyslexia ia a one-hour evidence-based literacy conversation for parents and caregivers of students who may struggle with reading, writing, and spelling. Better understand the importance of early identification, systematic spelling and reading, and ways to support your child at home with nurturing their strengths.
  • When:
    • Thursday October 19, 2023
    • 7 - 8 p.m.
  • Where:
  • All requests for accommodations are due by October 12, 2023

Preschool Toilet Training Strategies and an Introduction to the Parent Resource Center- Zoom Webinar - Presented by Parent Resource Center - October 23, 2023

  • Parents and families will learn about the signs of readiness for toilet training to look for their child. We will also review different methods of toilet training to ensure that yo are prepared to help your child be successful. We will discuss accommodations that parents/families can add into their day to support toilet training if their child had language delays, physical challenge, sensory needs, or other disabilities. Lastly, participants will be introduced to the Parent Resource Center to learn about the support offered to families in Prince William County.
  • When:
    • Monday October 23, 2023
    • 7 - 8 p.m.
  • Where:
  • All requests for accommodations are due by October 16, 2023

What is Functional Behavior Assessment? - Zoom Webinar - PWCS - Parent Resource Center - October 24, 2023

  • A Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is a structured process for collecting information/data to help understand why problem behaviors occur. The data will also help identify positive behavior interventions and supports to address the behaviors. An FBA can then be used to develop a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). After attending, families will understand the FBA/BIP process. 
  • When:
    • Tuesday October 24, 2023
    • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Where:
  • All requests for accommodations are due by October 16, 2023

Helping Kids Manage Their Anger - Presented by - PWCS - Parent Resource Center and the Arc of Greater Prince William- October 26, 2023

  • Problems with expressing anger constructively continues to be a challenging problem for kids and teens, Everyone in a family can be affected when anger becomes unmanageable. In this talk Dr. James Crist will address reasons why kids get angry and why they have trouble managing their emotions, how biology figures in, how psychiatric problems can complicate learning to control anger, and how to help your kids manage their anger more effectively without losing your cool as well.
  • Register in advance for this webinar.
  • When:
    • Thursday October 26, 2023
    • 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Where:
    • The Arc of Greater Prince William
      • Training Room 2, 13505 Hillendale Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22193
    • Register
    • Accommodations
  • All requests for accommodations are due by October 19, 2023
  • This workshop is being offered for informational purposes only. Information shared does not represent the opinion of or endorsement by either The Arc of Greater Prince William or Prince William County Public Schools Special Education Parent Resource Center.

If you missed the Virtual Circle of Support Conference

  • You can still access the keynote address (added November 18, 2021) and all the pre recorded work shops.
  • Please visit The Arc - Circle of Support
    • Click on the orange button to access the virtual conference portal
    • I am keeping the link active for as long as I can.
    • There are some great workshops and the keynote with Ronnie Sidney II is not to be missed!

TTAC Resource Spotlight

(A resource brief to support virtual professional learning for division partner staff and families)

Presented by Virginia Department of Education Training and Technical Assistance Center George Mason University.

Family Resources for Virtual and Hybrid Special Education.

  • VDOE: COVID-10 Resources for Parents, Families, and Caregivers
    • Virginia Department of Education webpage for families that is continually updated with critical COVID-19 information and resources for families with students with disabilities.
  • MCPER: "Helping Your Kid With..." Videos for Families
    • The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) provides videos to help families use effective practices to teach students at home due to COVID-19. Topics covered include: Early language and literacy, building vocabulary and comprehension, activity transitions, cooperating with difficult tasks, and many more.
  • IRIS Module: Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • This module offers tips for family members to support children learning at home during the COVID-10 pandemic and answers questions such as: "what is my role, how can I support my child socially and emotionally, and how can I found out what my child should be learning?"
  • Formed Families Forward: Webinar Recordings and Accompanying Materials
    • Formed Families Forward, a partner organization with Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS), provides relevant pandemic specific webinars on topics such as: "Learning at Home in a Trauma Sensitive Environment." "Our Shared Space - A Home and Virtual Classroom," "Supporting Positive Behaviors during Learning at Home," "Planning the High School Transition to Post-Secondary Education," and "getting Ready to Help Your Child Learn at Home."
  • Assistive Technology Network, VDOE: Virtual Therapy Webinars
    • Topics include: "Exploring Platform Options for Virtual Therapies, "Coaching Facilitators to Maximize Virtual Therapy Sessions," "Interactive Activities to Keep Students Engaged During Virtual Therapy Sessions," and a downloadable Virtual Learning and Accommodations Guide
  • For additional excellent resources visit the VA Family Special Education Connection and TTAC Online.