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.

Life After High School Transition and Resource Fair – Mar. 21

LAHS Transition ConferenceThe 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 include presentations, Q&A, a resource fair, door prizes, and refreshments!

Join us on Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at CATEC, located at 1000 E. Rio Road in Charlottesville. Continue reading

Registration Deadline Approaches for Summer 2015 I’m Determined Youth Summit

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 sponsorship to the 9th Annual I’m Determined Youth Summit at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, June 17-19, 2015. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 20. Continue reading

From Possibilities to Practical Applications: 3rd Annual Education Conference – Feb. 7

DSAGR_2015 ConfThe Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond (DSAGR) invites you to join over 250 fellow general and special educators, parents, and other professionals from Central Virginia and beyond to discover how to better educate people with disabilities. This full-day conference will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Richmond. It’s not too late to register! Learn more »

U.S. Department of Education Announces Guidance on Bullying of Students With Disabilities

US Dpt of Ed Logo_NEWAs part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued guidance to schools reminding them that bullying is wrong and must not be tolerated—including against America’s 6.5 million students with disabilities. If a student with a disability is being bullied, federal law requires schools to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate the issue and, as necessary, take steps to stop the bullying and prevent it from recurring. Read more »

Virtual TechKnowledgy 2014 Conference

VDOE LogoThe 4th annual Virtual TechKnowledgy Conference highlights evidence-based practices in assistive technology (AT) and practical AT strategies for students with disabilities. Webinars will be offered throughout the school year, beginning with a keynote on November 5 by Kelly Fonner, a nationally recognized educational and assistive technology trainer and consultant. Continue reading