I’m Determined Youth & Parent Summit – Apply by Mar. 9

I'm DeterminedSpread the word! The 2018 I’m Determined Youth & Parent Summit is now accepting applications. If you know of youth, ages 13-21, who would benefit from a fun-filled, youth-led summer summit focusing on self-determination skills, please share this announcement with them. Recommendations from educators and parents help give some youth the confidence they need to apply. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 9, 2018. Continue reading

“Live and Learn” Information and Resource Fair – Nov. 11

PREPSaturday, November 11, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | PVCC Main Building

You’re invited! The Piedmont Regional Education Program/Parent Resource Center (PREP/PRC) will host its annual “Live and Learn” Information and Resource Fair on Saturday, Nov. 11. This FREE event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Piedmont Virginia Community College, located at 501 College Drive in Charlottesville.

Information sessions include: Continue reading

Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities Spring Symposium – April 1

VCLDSaturday, April 1, 2017 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | James Madison University

The Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities (VCLD) is still accepting registrations for their 2017 Spring Symposium, “Dynamic Learning Strategies: Getting Everyone Engaged!” Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. Symposium events are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Festival Conference and Student Center at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. More details »

Charlottesville Polar Plunge Fest – Mar. 11

Special Olympics VirginiaSaturday, March 11, 2017 | 12 to 4 p.m. | The Shops at Stonefield

Polar Plunge Fest is coming to Charlottesville on Saturday, March 11! The festival will take place at The Shops at Stonefield from 12 to 4 p.m. Plunging starts at 2 p.m. This fundraiser supports Special Olympics Virginia, which provides year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities, and health services to more than 27,000 athletes of all abilities. View the event poster »

Life After High School Transition & Resource Fair – March 11

LAHS Transition FairMarch 11, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | PVCC Main Building, North Mall Meeting Room

The Life after High School Transition & Resource Fair is a FREE event for middle and high school students with disabilities or special needs and their parents. Join us on Saturday, March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., for presentations, a resource fair, giveaways, door prizes, food, and more! View the event agenda »

Registration is appreciated. For more information or to register, please contact Deborah Anama at the PREP Parent Resource Center: 434-975-9400 or danama@k12albemarle.org.

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate at ODU

Old Dominion UniversityOld Dominion University is now accepting applications for a new cohort of students for the Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Program beginning in Fall 2017. One of the main goals of this program is to train teachers and other professionals working with students in school settings to implement evidence-based practices and to evaluate and monitor the progress of students’ academic and social learning while addressing challenging behavior.

For further information, contact: Dr. Laura Chezan | 757-683-7055 | lchezan@odu.edu

Life After High School Transition & Resource Fair – March 19

LAHS Transition FairThe Life After High School Transition and Resource Fair is a FREE event for middle and high school students with disabilities or special needs and their parents. This special event will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at CATEC, located at
1000 E. Rio Road in Charlottesville. Registration is appreciated. Continue reading

I’m Determined Youth Summit – Apply by March 15

I'm Determined LogoThe Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined project, in conjunction with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, invites applications for the 10th annual I’m Determined Youth Summit at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, June 15-17, 2016.

Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth will meet to identify ways to become better advocates and lead more self-determined lives. Only 120 applicants will be accepted. Applications (including an essay and a reference) must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 15, 2016.

P. Buckley Moss Foundation Offering Teacher Art Grants up to $1,000 – Apply by September 30

P. Buckley Moss Foundation LogoThe P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education has Teacher Art Grants available up to $1,000 to be awarded in 2015 to educators who need assistance to further their 2016-2017 program goals. Applications will be considered for projects that integrate the arts into educational programs serving children in pre-K through grade 12, including students who learn differently. The purpose for this grant is to aid and support teachers who wish to establish or maintain an effective learning tool using the visual arts within the school day. Application packets will be accepted July 1 – September 30, 2015, for the 2016-2017 school year.