The ARC of Virginia: Achieve with us.
    *A Webinar on March 7, 2012 @ 1pm

    Webinar: My turn! Your turn!*

    Join us to learn
    key strategies for encouraging interactive play
    with your child!

    This webinar will cover characteristics of social
    interaction, communication, and play in very
    young children with autism spectrum disorders.

    * Presented by Dana Childress, M.Ed.

    To participate in this webinar, you will need a
    phone connection and a computer with internet
    access.

    To sign up to participate, contact Debra
    Holloway at (804) 649-8481 ext.
    103, or dholloway@thearcofva.org

    Past Webinars

    Here are some past webinars that are worth
    watching if you missed them  the first time.

    4 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Middle
    Schooler for High School and College

    Wednesday, January 18

    8:00-8:45pm

    Believe it or not, it is not too early to start
    thinking ahead to college. There are subtle,
    simple steps parents can take now to make the
    college admissions process a whole lot easier
    down the line.

    3 Crucial Skills that Every High School
    Student Must Have for College Success

    Wednesday, February 1

    8:00-8:45pm

    Not only do students need to know how to study
    to do well, but they have to manage their time
    and stay organized. Effective study habits, time
    management, and organization are vital, yet often
    overlooked skills that every college student must
    possess. Before he goes off to college, make sure
    your high schooler is well versed in these
    important life skills.

    Planning for College: Deciding Which Classes
    and Tests to Take and When to Take Them

    Wednesday, February 8

    8:00-8:45pm

    Figuring out whether to take AP or honors
    classes, or the SAT or ACT can be difficult.
    Even once those decisions are made, knowing when
    to take a class or test can easily give anyone a
    headache. Simple planning ahead can help your
    high schooler's chances of being accepted by the
    college of her choice!

    Ann Dolin, M.Ed.
    Educational Connections
    Fairfax, VA 703-934-8282  |  Bethesda, Md
    301-469-6060  |  www.ectutoring.com


    *PEATC, the Parent Educational Advocacy
    Training Center, is celebrating 33 years of
    service to families of children with disabilities
    and those who work with families. There have
    been many beneficial changes for everyone
    involved, and our work continues. Our goal is to
    build better futures for children with
    disabilities by working collaboratively with
    families, schools and professionals to improve
    their opportunities for excellence in education
    and success in school and community life.

    *Lunchtime Learning Series*

    Online webinars for parents and professionals

    12pm - 1pm
    ** **
    Monday, August 8, 2011: “Best Foot Forward”—
    Organization 101
    ** **
    Monday, September 19, 2011: “Puberty &
    Sexuality”
    ** **
    Monday, October 17, 2011: “Behavior Basics”
    ** **

    Monday, November 14, 2011: “Friends & Fun”
    Building New Friendships workshop
    ** **

    Monday, December 5, 2011: “The Eight Principles
    of Universal Design”
    ** **
    Monday, January 9, 2012 : “The Elephant in the
    Room”—Communication Workshop

    *****
    All webinars are free but registration is
    required to receive log in information prior to
    the event. To register, please call PEATC at
    (703) 923-0010.***

    An Interdisciplinary Video Teleconference for
    Parents of Children with Disabilities and
    Professionals Serving Children with
    Disabilities:

    May 12, 2011 Fairfax, Richmond, Norfolk,
    Fishersville

    9:00am to 4:00pm (registration begins at
    8:30am)

    For more information contact: Peggy O’Neill,
    Project Director, maoneill@vcu.edu,
    804-827-8770

    This one-day video teleconference training is
    offered by the Partnership for People with
    Disabilities in response to these realities:

    • Children with disabilities are at increased risk
    for all types of abuse and neglect.

    • Abuse and neglect of these children occur more
    often in out-of-family settings.

    • It can be more difficult to recognize abuse and
    neglect of children with disabilities.

    • Many professionals are unaware of specific
    risk factors and indicators of abuse and neglect
    for children with disabilities.

    • Many professionals are unfamiliar with
    communication needs of children with disabilities.

    • Children with disabilities experience a “cascade
    of injustices” following abuse and neglect, in
    which their reports are not believed, not
    investigated, or not prosecuted.

    • Children with disabilities may not receive
    adequate treatment for the effects of abuse and
    neglect.

    FREE Webinar: Family Engagement and the
    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    The U.S. Department of Education invites you to
    participate in the webinar which focuses on
    Family Engagement and the Individuals with
    Disabilities Education Act.

    Title: News You Can Use: Family Engagement and
    the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

    Description: The webinar will focus on the
    Department of Education's commitment to family
    involvement, particularly for families of children
    with disabilities or at risk. The webinar will also
    focus on the resources that the Department
    provides to help families understand the
    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, their
    rights under IDEA, and how to work with
    schools to improve their children's future.
    Melody Musgrove, Director, Office of Special
    Education Programs, will be the featured speaker.

    Date: Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 1 p.m. EDT,
    Noon CDT, 11 a.m. MDT, 10 a.m. PDT

    Registration Information: To register for the
    webinar, go to tadnet. ilinc.com and click on
    "Public
    Sessions," the second option in the red ribbon on
    top banner (look carefully, the print is small)

    Please visit us at www.ed.gov/early-learning

     Webinar: “He Did What?! How NOT to
         Respond to Behaviors of Students with
           Autism.”  
    Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 8:00 PM Eastern
    time

    There are so many materials and resources you
    can turn to for information on autism and
    behavior, but it’s confusing to know what really
    works. I’ve found that some of the most
    important things you need to know when
    addressing the behaviors of students on the
    spectrum are what NOT to do. Many of you are
    creating bigger problems for yourselves and
    your students simply because no one has told you
    what you shouldn’t do. During the call I’ll be
    sharing:

      * The number one thing you MUST NOT DO
    when a student is exhibiting dysregulated
    behavior (this one tip alone will make your life
    easier!)
      * How to communicate with students in the
    midst of challenging behaviors so they actually
    listen (this is something very few people do, but
    it makes all the difference in how quickly
    students can be redirected)
      * What you need to do to stop arguments
    before they start (this will save you tons of time
    and energy!)
      * The first action you need to take when
    responding to student behaviors (this action is
    probably not on your radar screen, but it should
    be)
      * The gut instinct you need to ignore when a
    student becomes behaviorally dysregulated
    (learning to do this will absolutely reduce your
    stress level!)

    Join Us!

    This teleseminar is for those of you who are new
    to working with students on the spectrum, as well
    as those of you who have been doing it for years.
    For that matter, parents can gain a lot from
    these tips as well! You will leave the teleseminar
    with action steps you can implement immediately
    to more effectively handle the entire range of
    difficult behaviors that come up in your
    classroom. It may be nearing the end of the
    school year, but it’s never too late to reduce
    your stress and frustration levels with your
    students! These strategies will prove useful to
    you now and in the years to come.

    The best part about attending our teleseminar is
    that you can participate no matter where you are
    located, as the seminar will take place via
    telephone and Internet. You may listen on your
    phone or on the web from wherever you are. We
    will be recording the call, so even if you can’t be
    on the call live you can listen to the recording
    when it’s convenient for you!

    While this call is offered at no cost to you, the
    number of available lines is limited. To reserve
    your spot simply click on this link
    (www.AutismBehaviorTeleseminar.com) and you
    will be taken to the registration page. Once you
    have registered you will receive details on how to
    access the seminar. Even if you can’t listen to the
    call live, we will send you the recording of the
    call at no cost – but only if you register.

    If you have questions or require assistance,
    please contact our office at info@horizonsdrc.
    com or call (616) 698-0306.

    I’m looking forward to sharing this valuable
    information with you on the call!

    Working with Young Children who Challenge
    Webinar
    May 7, 2010
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Internet
    Working with Young Children who Challenge
    A Behavior Management tele/webinar with Chris
    Curry

    Chris Curry is Executive Director of Families
    Together for People with Disabilities, a family
    support program for families who have a child
    with a disability. Chris conducts trainings on
    Special Education Law, IEP development and
    Procedural Safeguards to families and
    professionals across the country
    ftpd@familiestogether.org
    1-866-326-4864
    familiestogether.org/NAFTChildrenwhochallenge.
    html

    SENG WEBINAR EVENT
    Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Navigating the Quest for Help:
    Understanding Your Gifted Child's Puzzling
    Behavior

    Parents of gifted children often struggle to
    understand how to best meet their son's or
    daughter's needs. When a gifted child has some
    type of puzzling behavior, or social or learning
    challenge, this struggle can intensify which can
    result in numerous visits with professionals and
    people in the know. This "quest for help" can be
    a very frustrating and exhausting experience.

    In this webinar, Dr. Curtis will begin with a
    description of the pathway of the "quest for
    help" that so many parents of gifted children
    take. This will be followed with a presentation on
    the common characteristics of gifted children,
    how gifted children are identified, common
    controversies and myths, and how gifted children
    are often misunderstood and mislabeled as having
    something else. Participants will then learn about
    possible educational options and ways to
    create/implement a strength-based strategy of
    success. The goal of this webinar is to help
    parents better understand the needs of their
    child, know how and when to intervene, have a
    better understanding of whom to turn to for
    help, and feel more empowered to help their
    gifted child find success. It will also empower
    positive communication between parents and
    educators. By participating in this webinar,
    parents and caregivers will find that the quest
    for help is much less costly and more effective in
    the long run.

    Dr. Steven Curtis is a Child Clinical Psychologist
    and Nationally Certified School Psychologist.  He
    has worked in medical, school, and university
    settings for 25+ years. He was trained at Utah
    State University and at the University of
    Washington School of Medicine. He is the former
    Special Education Director at Seattle University
    and teaches part time at Antioch University. Dr.
    Curtis engages in private practice with Lifespan
    (www.lifespanps.com) and specializes in helping
    gifted children with Behavioral, Social and
    Learning Challenges.
    Sign Up Today!

    Webinar: Discovering the Power of Video for
    Teaching Social Skill Success  

    Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010  
    Time: 12:00 noon EST  This is a FREE Webinar,
    but there are limited seats.   Register NOW to
    reserve yours!

    Sign up here: www1.gotomeeting.
    com/register/758518641

    Successfully connecting with students is the key
    to helping them learn.  And current research is
    demonstrating the power of using video as a
    teaching tool for our students.  We're
    discovering that our STUDENTS LEARN NEW
    SKILLS FROM WATCHING VIDEO.

    The reality is that most of us don't have a lot of
    experience using video as a teaching medium.   
    That means exploring "tech" . . . like cameras and
    computers and software, which is easy for some
    people and scary for others.

    I bet you're thinking . . . "HOW AND WHERE
    DO I GET STARTED?!"

    You can take that first step by signing up for my
    free webinar:  Discovering the Power of Video
    for Teaching Social Skill Success. I will be
    talking about the things YOU NEED TO KNOW
    NOW, including:

    -  Why should I use video for my students with
    ASD?  -  What makes video so effective when
    teaching social skills?  -  How can I use video
    successfully?  -  Plus lots more. . . .  

    Helping our students successfully learn social
    skills is always a challenge.  That's why using
    video can be so beneficial.  It's a great tool to
    assist us in connecting with students.  

    Visit this page to sign up for my webinar.
    www1.gotomeeting.com/register/758518641  (IF
    THE LINK DOES NOT CLICK, simply copy it
    and paste it into your browser to sign up)  Take
    the time to investigate this powerful medium!  

    Linda Hodgdon Publisher
    www.AutismFamilyOnline.com

    Self Advocates Becoming Empowered
    (SABE), is a partner in a new grant.  

    We are working with Easter Seals, the DD
    Councils, the Disability Rights Networks, the
    University Centers and the ARC. The grant is
    about family support.

    There will be free conference calls once a month.

    They will be on the 3rd Wednesday every month
    at
    3:00 eastern time.

    They are for families and self-advocates.

    Each call will be on a different topic.

    If you want to be on the call you have to sign up.

    www.directeventreg.
    com/registration/event/40554288 to sign up.

    I will be on the calls with other self-advocates
    and family members.

    We will show how we can work together.

    We will be letting the professionals know how we
    want to be supported.

    It is a chance to get the message out how self-
    advocates and families can work together.  It is
    so important now given the budget problems. If
    we don’t work together we won’t get what
    families need or what self-advocates need.

    The National Center on Student Progress
    Monitoring presents the following  FREE
    webinars and online trainings:
    www.studentprogress.org

    Online Training: Using CBM for
    Progress Monitoring in Math

    This online training module describes a 7-step
    process for monitoring student progress in math
    using curriculum-based measurement, or CBM.
    Participants will learn about Math CBM
    instruments for different grade levels. The
    module covers monitoring progress, graphing
    scores, and setting goals for students, as well as
    decision-making using progress monitoring data.

    Online Chat: Determining the
    Response in RTI

    The National Center on Student Progress
    Monitoring asked two Response to Intervention
    experts, Pamela Radford and Matt Burns, to
    respond to a set of stimulus questions prompted
    by John Hintze's 2008 (in press) paper,
    Conceptual and Empirical Issues Related to
    Developing a Response-to-Intervention
    Framework (MS Word).  John Hintze is a
    Professor of Student Development and Pupil
    Personnel Services at the University of
    Massachusetts, Amherst. Pamela Radford is a
    Problem Solving Services Coordinator for the
    Northern Suburban Special Education District
    in Illinois. Matt Burns is an Associate Professor
    of Educational Psychology at the University of
    Minnesota.

    Webinar: Data-Based Instruction in
    Special Education

    Presented by Dr. Lynn Fuchs & Dr. Doug Fuchs
    September 25, 2008

    This webinar focused on the use of curriculum-
    based measurement student progress monitoring
    data for individualizing and monitoring the
    effectiveness of instruction in special education.

    Webinar: Incorporating Student
    Progress Monitoring Into Teacher
    Education Courses

    Presented by Dr. Pam Fernstrom
    September 4, 2008

    This webinar provided information on including
    student progress monitoring in preservice
    courses. This exciting event was particularly
    important for higher education faculty in both
    general and special education.

    Webinar: Data Utilization within a
    CBM Screening and Progress
    Monitoring System

    Presented by Dr. Erica Lembke
    April 28, 2008

    This webinar provided information on how to
    utilize CBM screening and progress monitoring
    data to make instructional decisions. Data
    decision rules were discussed, along with
    questions to help guide problem-solving teams as
    they discuss data. The importance of data-based
    discussion surrounding instructional decisions at
    the school, grade, classroom and
    individual student levels was emphasized.  

    Webinar: Using CBM to Progress
    Monitor English Language Learners

    Presented by Dr. Laura Sáenz
    (March 11, 2008)

    This webinar was designed to help participants
    understand the potential benefits of using
    Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) for
    progress monitoring English language learners.
    Special emphasis is given to using CBM to
    progress monitor English language learners within
    the context of a Responsiveness to Intervention
    (RTI) Model. Two assumptions of the RTI model,
    adequate opportunity to learn and rate of
    learning, as they apply to English language
    learners are explored.

    Online Training: Using CBM for
    Progress Monitoring in Reading

    Presented by Dr. Rebecca Holland-Coviello

    This online training* module describes a 7-step
    process for monitoring student progress in
    reading using curriculum-based measurement, or
    CBM. Participants will learn about Reading CBM
    instruments for different grade levels. The
    module covers monitoring progress, graphing
    scores, and setting goals for students, as well as
    decision-making using progress monitoring data.

    Webinar: Using CBM for AYP and
    other Data Reporting

    Presented by Dr. Michelle Hosp
    December 12, 2007

    The webinar provided a brief overview of
    Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) and
    discuss CBM scoring and applying decision rules.
    The presenter explained how to define Adequate
    Yearly Progress (AYP) using CBM benchmarks as
    well as how to use CBM for school accountability.
    Several examples were provided.

    Online Training: Using Curriculum-
    Based Measurement (CBM) for
    Student Progress Monitoring

    Presented by Dr. Rebecca Holland-Coviello

    This online training* is targeted at people who
    are new to student progress monitoring (SPM) in
    general and Curriculum-Based Measurement
    (CBM) in particular. Users will learn the
    differences and similiarities between CBM and
    other forms of assessment. We present examples
    of CBM in several academic areas, and we
    describe the process for using CBM for
    monitoring student progress.

    Webinar: Using Student Progress
    Monitoring in a Response to
    Intervention Model

    Presented by Dr. John Hintze
    September 26, 2007

    The webinar provided an overview of a 3-tier
    Response to Intervention (RTI) model. In
    addition, specifics about how to use Curriculum-
    Based Measurement (CBM) in reading and math
    were explained for identifying whether students
    are responding to instruction in each tier.
    Applying CBM decision-making to formulate
    effective individual intervention plans was also
    discussed.

    Webinar: What the National Center
    on Student Progress Monitoring Can
    Do for You!

    Presented by Rebecca Holland-Coviello
    August 30, 2007

    This webinar introduced our Center and provided
    a tour of our website, which focused on our free
    resources, online training modules, and tools
    chart.

    Webinar: Progress Monitoring in
    Mathematics

    Presented by Dr. Pamela Stecker
    May 10, 2007

    This webinar is perfect for those who have
    implemented curriculum-based measurement
    (CBM) in reading and would like to expand their
    practice to include mathematics, or for those who
    are new to CBM. The presentation covered
    administration and scoring procedures for math
    CBM, graphing scores, and establishing trend and
    goal lines for progress monitoring.

    Webinar: The ABCs of Progress
    Monitoring in Reading

    Presented by Dr. Michelle K. Hosp
    March 19, 2007

    Dr. Michelle K. Hosp is an Assistant Professor at
    the University of Utah. She earned her Ph.D.
    from Vanderbilt University and is a nationally
    certified school psychologist. Dr. Hosp has over
    10 years of experience using Curriculum-Based
    Measurement (CBM). She has extensive
    experience writing about CBM, training
    educators on the measures, as well as presenting
    at local, state, and national conferences.

    Webinar: Monitoring Student
    Progress in the Classroom to
    Enhance Teaching Planning and
    Student Learning

    Presented by Dr. Lynn Fuchs
    February 20, 2007

    Dr. Lynn Fuchs has over 20 years' experience
    working with students with special needs. She is
    a nationally recognized expert conducting
    research on classroom based assessment and
    instructional methods to enhance outcomes for
    students with disabilities. View and listen to her
    presentation on student progress monitoring,
    including a Q & A session with practitioners from
    the field.

    NOW AVAILABLE: Video from the June 15
    Webinar on ESEA Reauthorization
    Gov. Bob Wise (Click on the image to watch video)
    On June 15, the Alliance held the first of its
    interactive webinars on what's happening in
    Washington, DC on education reform.
    During the webinar, Alliance President Bob Wise
    discussed the latest developments on Capitol Hill
    in regard to the reauthorization of the
    Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left
    Behind. He also answered questions submitted by
    participants on a possible timeline for 4 Simple
    Ways to Prepare Your Middle Schooler for
    High School and College

    Wednesday, January 18

    8:00-8:45pm

    Believe it or not, it is not too early to start
    thinking ahead to college. There are subtle,
    simple steps parents can take now to make the
    college admissions process a whole lot easier
    down the line.

    3 Crucial Skills that Every High School
    Student Must Have for College Success

    Wednesday, February 1

    8:00-8:45pm

    Not only do students need to know how to study
    to do well, but they have to manage their time
    and stay organized. Effective study habits, time
    management, and organization are vital, yet often
    overlooked skills that every college student must
    possess. Before he goes off to college, make sure
    your high schooler is well versed in these
    important life skills.

    Planning for College: Deciding Which Classes
    and Tests to Take and When to Take Them

    Wednesday, February 8

    8:00-8:45pm

    Figuring out whether to take AP or honors
    classes, or the SAT or ACT can be difficult.
    Even once those decisions are made, knowing when
    to take a class or test can easily give anyone a
    headache. Simple planning ahead can help your
    high schooler's chances of being accepted by the
    college of her choice! ESEA reauthorization, the
    expiring federal stimulus dollars and Race to the
    Top, the Common Core Standards Initiative, and
    new federal approaches to adolescent literacy,
    teacher recruitment and retention, and other
    topics.

    Watch the complete and uninterrupted video
    from the webinar.
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