Parent Information Relating to Special Education – October 2018

All these opportunities are FREE unless noted.
In most cases you must register if registration information is provided.
When other events become available they will be posted at:
Behaviors and Beyond: Understanding and Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Mon. Oct. 1, 6:15 – 8:00 pm 4031 University Dr. Fairfax (enter on South St.)
This overview of autism will include how children are identified for special education.  Research supported strategies for helping students with autism will be covered.
Enjoy Your Strong-Willed Child: 10 Secrets to Stop the Power Struggles
Thu. Oct. 4, 7:00-8:30 pm, Dunn Loring Ctr. 2334 Gallows Rd. Door 1, Dunn Loring
Fri. Oct 5, 10 am – noon, Dunn Loring Ctr. 2334 Gallows Rd. Door 1, Dunn Loring
Learn specific strategies to stop yelling, lecturing, and nagging; motivate without power struggles;  and understand and enjoy your strong-willed child.
Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28279  or 703-204-3941
An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child — 10 Sessions
Thu. Oct 4-Dec. 9:30-11:00 am Geneva Day Sch.11931 Seven Locks Rd. Potomac, MD
Thu. Oct.4-Dec. 7:30-9:00 pm  St. Columba’s 4201 Albermarle St. NW Washington, DC
Each program is designed to help parents identify the source of their child’s challenging behavior and learn what they can do about it.  For parents of children ages 3-12.
Register:  http://www.parentchildjourney.com/journey/  Cost varies.
Get Rid of the Myths! 
Wed.-Thu. Oct. 10 – 11, 9 am – 5 pm,  MVLE inc.  7410 Fullerton Rd. Springfield
Learn about SSI/SSDI and work incentives including the myriad of rules governing Medicaid, waivers, and Medicare for individuals with disabilities.  Cost varies. Scholarships available.
Specialized Reading Instruction 
Wed. Oct. 10, 9-11 am & Tue. Oct. 16, 6-8 pm LCPS Adm. Bldg 21000 Education Ct. Ashburn
This session will allow parents to experience specialized reading instruction through active participation, including elementary and secondary strategies.
Register:  https://www.lcps.org/Page/179754  or 571-252-6540techniques
Waivers and EPSDT — Webinar
Thu., Oct. 11. 11:30 am-1:00 pm The Arc of NoVa, 2755 Hartland Rd Ste. 200, Falls Church
This updated webinar will cover the Medicaid Waivers since the 2016 redesign, the intersection of CCC Plus Managed Care with Waivers, and mandates  to use EPSDT for some services.
Navigating the Path to Student WellnessLCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference
Sat. Oct. 13, 8 am – 1 pm   Briarwoods High School, Ashburn
This conference will include a keynote on Anxiety and Our Youth, over 25 concurrent break out sessions, and a Loudoun County resource fair.
Getting Past Procrastination:  How to Get Your Kids Focused, and Motivated Without Being the Bad Guy
Tue. Oct 16, 7:30-9:00 pm, Oakwood Sch. 7210 Braddock Rd. Annandale
Learn practical ways and research based strategies to make the process of homework happen more smoothly.
2018 Maryland State Conference on Gifted and Talented Education  $75
Fri. Oct. 19, 7:15 am -1:45 pm, New Town HS 4931 New Town Blvd. Owings Mills, MD
Procedural Safeguards and Parental Rights
Fri. Oct. 19, 10 am – noon, Dunn Loring Ctr. 2334 Gallows Rd. Door 1, Dunn Loring
Learn about parental rights, independent evaluations, dispute resolution, and procedures when disciplining children with disabilities.
Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28279  or 703-204-3941
Are You Really Ready? An Emergency Preparedness Workshop for Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families— with Webinar Option
Fri, Oct. 19, 10 am – noon, Arc of NOVA  2755 Hartland Rd Ste. 200, Falls Church
Learn how families of individuals with disabilities can become prepared for various types of emergencies.  A wide variety of agencies will participate on a panel.  Q & A included.
Building a System of Support – Regional ADHD Resource Fair
Sat. Oct 20, 8 am – 1 pm  BASIS Sch. 8000 Jones Branch Dr, McLean
Learn from local professionals, school representatives, and nonprofit organization members who provide for individuals with  ADHD.
Legal, Financial & Tax Considerations for Special Needs Families
Wed. Oct. 24,  9:00 am  Auburn Sch. 3800 Concorde Pkwy. Ste. 500, Chantilly
This workshop will provide a financial and legal overview, and will include tax considerations and  the integration of employer and government benefits.
Executive Functioning Skills: What’s the Big Deal? 
Wed. Oct. 24, 9-11 am & Tue. Oct. 30, 6-8 pm LCPS Adm. Bldg 21000 Education Court, Ashburn
Executive Functioning (EF) skills impact every aspect of life. Learn to recognize EF challenges, strategies for learning EF skills, and ways to compensate for EF deficits.
Register:  https://www.lcps.org/Page/179754  or 571-252-6540
Navigating the Complex and Emotional World of Social Power:  Helping Your Kids Be Assertive and Gain Confidence
Wed. Oct. 24, 7:30-9:00 pm Lab Sch. 4759 Reservoir Rd, NW, Wash. DC
The talk will focus on social power in childhood relationships and guiding parents on how to help their kids learn to be assertive.
We Need to Talk About This:  Disability and Trauma Prevention, Identification, and Treatment
Thu, Oct. 25, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm The Arc of NoVa, 2755 Hartland Rd Ste. 200, Falls Church
A panel of social workers, therapists, and social skills coaches will share how to prevent abuse and trauma, how to identify trauma, and how to recover from traumatic experiences.
Bullying Behavior & Cyberbullying
Thu. Oct. 25,  6:30-8:30 pm LCPS Admin. Bldg. 2100 Education Ct. Ashburn
Learn about K-12 bullying and cyberbullying prevention, services, and resources that are provided by school counselors and law enforcement.
Register:  https://www.lcps.org/Page/179754  or 571-252-6540
2 Days of 2e  — Virtual Conference
October 26 & 27
This online conference focusing on gifted learners with disabilities will include speakers, discussion forums, and a virtual exhibit hall.
You Can Help Prevent Bullying:  Strategies for Parents
Tue. Oct. 30, 6:30-8:00 pm, Dunn Loring Ctr. 2334 Gallows Rd. Door 1, Dunn Loring
Become prepared to prevent bullying, both on line and in life, by learning what to watch for, ways to prevent it, and supports to minimize its impact.
Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28279  or 703-204-3941

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