LCPS Special Education Advisory Committee

works with the school board, staff, parents and others regarding special education services in Loudoun County Public Schools States are charged with the responsibility of identifying and providing special education for children with disabilities by way of the federal law IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).

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Photos from Partnership for People with Disabilities's post 03/06/2022

Photos from Partnership for People with Disabilities's post

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Virginia Miss Amazing is a non-profit organization for girls and women with disabilities ages 5 and older. They provide opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to consider their goals, step outside of their comfort zones, and build networks of support. By investing in girls with disabilities, VMA nurtures a strong community of leaders who push back against stereotypes and advocate for change, thereby creating even greater opportunities for the next generation.

2022 Virginia Miss Amazing

Participants will have virtual interviews with the judges, and will submit videos of their introductions and passion performances / talent. The 2022 Queen Representatives will be announced "live" virtually on April 9th. Swag bags, tiaras, etc. will be mailed to those that participated in the entire event.

Important Dates:
March 20th-Registration Deadline
March 26th-Interview with Judges (Zoom)
April 9th-Crowning via Zoom

Register at https://missamazing.org/chapters/VA

Please email [email protected] if you have questions or difficulty registering.

Photos from Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)'s post 03/03/2022

Photos from Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)'s post

Developing Self-Monitoring Skills in Mathematics for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders - Katherine V. Pettrey, Renee E. Lastrapes, Paul Mooney, 2022 03/02/2022

Developing Self-Monitoring Skills in Mathematics for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders - Katherine V. Pettrey, Renee E. Lastrapes, Paul Mooney, 2022

Developing Self-Monitoring Skills in Mathematics for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders - Katherine V. Pettrey, Renee E. Lastrapes, Paul Mooney, 2022 The present article provides educators of students with emotional and behavioral disorders with information on how to develop students’ math-related self-monito...

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The Virginia Alternate Assessment Program

March 23rd, 2022 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM

This presentation on the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) will provide an overview of the changes to the VAAP, the new Virginia Essentialized Standards of Learning (VESOL), and the new assessment. We will discuss what supports eligible students can access while taking the updated assessment to show what they know.

Deborah Johnson is a Specialist for Intellectual Disabilities in the Office of Special Education Instructional Services at the Virginia Department of Education. She provides statewide technical assistance in the areas of Intellectual Disabilities and Traumatic Brain Injury. She also serves as the liaison between the Departments of Special Education and Student Services and Student Assessment for the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program.

REGISTER NOW: https://bit.ly/36Eqovq

'CODA' Takes Top Prize At SAG Awards In Major Win For Deaf Representation 03/01/2022

'CODA' Takes Top Prize At SAG Awards In Major Win For Deaf Representation

'CODA' Takes Top Prize At SAG Awards In Major Win For Deaf Representation In a major triumph for deaf representation in Hollywood, the ensemble of "CODA" clinched the top prize at the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Dyslexia: Tell Me About It, Student - Dyslexia Training Institute Blog 03/01/2022

Dyslexia: Tell Me About It, Student - Dyslexia Training Institute Blog

Dyslexia: Tell Me About It, Student - Dyslexia Training Institute Blog Talking with students about dyslexia and getting their input into what's working and what's not should be our first step - not our last.

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How to Talk So Schools Will Listen (And Listen So Schools Will Talk)
March 15th, 2022 | 10:00 AM

*FOR DoD CARD HOLDERS ONLY*

How can we improve partnerships between parents of special education students and the educators who work with them? This IN-PERSON workshop will help participants discover communication techniques, learn how to recognize and prevent barriers to communication, and build agreements around difficult problems.

LOCATION:
Langley Airman and Family Readiness Center, Building 15
45 Nealy Ave, Hampton, VA 23665

TO REGISTER:
Email [email protected]
OR call 757-764-3990

02/28/2022

We are happy to announce that the 2022 Youth & Family Summit application is now live! Virginia youth 14-16 years old, apply now! Application window closes March 13, 2022. https://imdetermined.org/event/2022-youth-family-summit

College Plans To Open Residence Hall For Students With Autism 02/28/2022

College Plans To Open Residence Hall For Students With Autism

College Plans To Open Residence Hall For Students With Autism In an effort to ease the transition to college, a university will be among the first in the country to offer a residence hall designed specifically for students on the autism spectrum.

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Attention, parents and guardians! We will be conducting our annual student surveys of students in grades 3-8 from March 21-April 8. For all the details, go to: https://lcps.pub/33GzqqF

02/26/2022

Sharing from our friends at NAMI Prince William. FREE series of 8 Family-to-Family classes starts March 16. Provides info about anxiety, depressive disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions. Other topics covered include communication, problem solving, treatment and recovery.

02/26/2022

What are your thoughts about this? Do you agree?

Photos from Formed Families Forward's post 02/26/2022

Photos from Formed Families Forward's post

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Voices for Virginia's Children and disAbility Law Center of Virginia are conducting a virtual presentation on a trauma-informed approach to addressing the behavior needs and school disciplinary rights of children with disabilities in foster care. They will discuss policies, procedures, and funding that apply to and can expedite processes for children in foster care with IEPs; specific trauma-informed behavior interventions that may help prevent school disciplinary measures against these children; as well as relevant school disciplinary processes, legal requirements, and protections.

You can choose between two date/time options:
- 3/9/2022 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
- 3/11/2022 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

REGISTER HERE: http://ow.ly/l3ex50I3kpy

Upon completing registration, you will receive a Zoom link for the training date that you select. Applications will be submitted for CLE and CEU credit for this training.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

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If your child receives special education and related services under an Individualized Education Program (IEP), and if their behavior impedes their learning or that of others, the IEP team must consider the use of Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) to address the behavior.

PBIS is an approach focusing on supporting students with positive preventative behavior rather than punishment. These strategies can be used at home and in school.

To learn more, see our factsheet: https://bit.ly/3BPvJeV

Career and Transition Services 02/24/2022

Career and Transition Services

Career and Transition Services Career and Transition Services LCPS Department of Special Education

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"What's In My IEP?" - Virtual IEP Consultations

To help students with disabilities (ages 14-22) feel more confident about participating in their IEP meetings and to ensure that their needs, choices, and preferences and what they want to do after high school is accurately reflected in their IEP, PEATC is offering individual consult meetings with students. These virtual consultations will help student participants better understand what is in the IEP and how it relates to achieving their goals and dreams.

A parent/guardian should plan to attend the IEP consult with their youth.

Students can pick a 20 minute time slot from one of these dates (you only need to pick ONE time slot):

March 8th from 5:00pm-8:00pm - https://bit.ly/3oVTMng
March 10th from 5:00pm-8:00pm - https://bit.ly/3I5wfYk
April 23rd from 9:00am-12:00pm - https://bit.ly/3ByFH45

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Anatomy of an IEP | March 8th, 2022 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Like a biology lesson, this presentation dissects the IEP, examines the parts individually, discusses the function of each section, and how the parts come together to create an effective document. You will learn constructive and practical tips to help create an IEP that supports the student’s access to a free and appropriate public education.

This workshop is being presented IN PERSON.

LOCATION:
Multi-Purpose Room, School Administration Building
312 Cedar Road, Chesapeake VA 23322

REGISTER NOW:
https://bit.ly/33RT1UC

02/23/2022

It’s an exciting time at AFA, the musical that had to be canceled 2 years ago right before the debut is now back! Tickets are on sale now at ArtsForAllLoudoun.org

02/23/2022

We are happy to announce that the 2022 Youth & Family Summit application is now live! Virginia youth 14-16 years old, apply now! Application window closes March 13, 2022. https://imdetermined.org/event/2022-youth-family-summit

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How to Talk So Schools Will Listen (And Listen So Schools Will Talk)
March 23rd, 2022 | 10:00 AM

*FOR MILITARY FAMILIES ONLY*
Hosted by the Fort Belvoir EFMP

How can we improve partnerships between parents of special education students and the educators who work with them? This workshop will help participants discover communication techniques, learn how to recognize and prevent barriers to communication, and build agreements around difficult problems.

TO REGISTER:
Email [email protected]
OR call (571) 231-7001

02/22/2022

Calling all parents & caregivers! The responsibility of teaching your child to read may seem daunting. Our parent course, Introduction to Basic Reading Instruction, introduces parents to the science of reading, the six syllable types of the English language, and a 6-step lesson plan for direct instruction. No prior teaching experience is required.

Two sections to choose from:
Begins: March 8, 2022 (6 sessions)
Begins: March 21, 2022 (6 sessions)

Learn more and register today at thereadingleague.org/parent-courses/

Questions? Contact our Director of Community Education and Engagement, Kelli Johnson, at [email protected]

VDOE :: Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) 02/22/2022

VDOE :: Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP)

New Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP)

Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, the portfolio-based Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) will be replaced with a new multiple-choice assessment in the content areas of reading, mathematics, and science that will be administered to students in an online or paper format.

The VAAP is the statewide alternate assessment that is specifically designed to evaluate the achievement of students with significant cognitive disabilities in grades 3-8 and high school. Only students with significant cognitive disabilities who are eligible under IDEA and who meet the VAAP participation criteria may be assessed through the VAAP.

The new VAAP will be based on academic content standards derived from the Standards of Learning (SOL) in reading, mathematics, and science that have been reduced in depth, breadth, and complexity. These content standards are referred to as the Virginia Essentialized Standards of Learning (VESOL).

Two new resources are available to assist families with understanding the changes to the VAAP.

The New VAAP: Introduction for Parents Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS0q_2ira18%3E%3E

FAQ about VAAP for Parents
https://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/alternative_assessments/vaap_va_alt_assessment_prog/vaap-parent-faq.pdf

All Resources for VAAP
https://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/alternative_assessments/vaap_va_alt_assessment_prog/index.shtml

VDOE :: Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) Testing and Accountability description goes here.

7 Attention-Getters to Use Instead of Raising Your Voice 02/22/2022

7 Attention-Getters to Use Instead of Raising Your Voice

7 Attention-Getters to Use Instead of Raising Your Voice These visual and audio cues can help middle and high school teachers quickly get students back on track.

7 strategies for students who struggle with executive functioning 02/21/2022

7 strategies for students who struggle with executive functioning

7 strategies for students who struggle with executive functioning This post is written by Charrell Coleman, author, blog content creator, educator, presenter of Student Engagement and Executive Functioning Matters, book

02/21/2022

Shenandoah University Division of Physical Therapy is seeking pediatric patients to receive free Physical Therapy
during the spring 2022 semester.

The second-year students need to hone their skills with real patients during their Pediatrics Lab.

Sessions will take place Wednesdays afternoons from Session 1 2:30-3:30 and Session 2 3:45-4:45 (your child attends one session) from February 23- April 20, 2022 (make up day April 27, 2022).
We are seeking 6 patients. Children with any diagnosis including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other developmental delays will be considered.

Licensed instructors will supervise the student therapists. Each child will receive a comprehensive evaluation and home program. One parent/caregiver is welcome to attend sessions with the child.

Sessions will take place at Shenandoah University’s Northern Virginia campus, off Rt. 7 at 44160 Scholar Plaza Leesburg VA 20176. Patients must be willing to commit to attending each session with no absences and to make up any session missed due to unforeseen circumstances.
For more information, please contact Michele Wiley, PT DPT DHSc PCS Assistant Professor at: [email protected] 540-542-6542

02/21/2022

This learning module introduces reciprocal teaching as an evidence-based method to improve reading comprehension in social studies.

https://bit.ly/ReadingSocStudies

Handwriting Results Show Importance of Child's Fine Motor Skills Development - Integrated Learning Strategies 02/20/2022

Handwriting Results Show Importance of Child's Fine Motor Skills Development - Integrated Learning Strategies

Handwriting Results Show Importance of Child's Fine Motor Skills Development - Integrated Learning Strategies Handwriting Results: What your child's handwriting and fine motor skills may tell you about their learning development and how it effects their reading.

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Work Incentives for Individuals Receiving SSI/SSDI Benefits
February 23rd, 2022 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you a parent of a special needs child in a transitional program? Many parents fear their children losing disability benefits if they begin working. This may not be the case. Social Security has developed a series of work incentives that in many cases allow your child to keep their SSI and/or SSDI benefits while they are working.

REGISTER: http://ow.ly/Bb9G50Hycl1

02/20/2022

Spring programming is here. Now offering 4 different classes designed to meet the growing needs of the cueing community! Classes will fill up quickly so don’t wait!

Register here: http://bit.ly/CueClass

*Be sure to note that each class has a different start date!

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Anatomy of an IEP | February 23rd, 2022 | 10 AM - 11 AM

Like a biology lesson, this presentation dissects the IEP, examines the parts individually, discusses the function of each section, and how the parts come together to create an effective document. You will learn constructive and practical tips to help create an IEP that supports the student’s access to a free and appropriate public education and gain an understanding on how to manage special education when moving to a new town, city or state.

TO REGISTER:
Email [email protected]
OR call (571) 231-7001

02/20/2022

Remember to join FFF’s Accessing Special Education webinar series on 2/22/22 at 7pm.
Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1699024060493668367

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Ten Things You Need to Know about IEPs
Feb. 23, 2022 | 7:00 PM

*PRESENTED IN SPANISH*

Children with disabilities have had the right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) which is outlined in their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Equal responsibility is shared with everyone on the IEP team in the development of a document that allows the student to access the education they are entitled to. If you’re just starting the special education process, changing schools, or simply need a refresher on special education, this workshop is a great opportunity. Attendees will learn ten things they “need to know” about IEPs. As a result, you will be more confident and capable in creating an effective IEP.

REGISTER NOW: https://bit.ly/3KfL9wA

Our Story

SEAC advises the LCPS School Board on the needs of students receiving special education services, and makes recommendations for addressing any issues or gaps in services and supports. Per the bylaws, SEAC is composed of 21 volunteers who apply to be members and are appointed for two-year terms by the School Board. Each year, SEAC elects it’s leadership from the membership. SEAC involves PTA/PTO Representatives who are appointed by their schools. Subcommittees and focus groups are formed to examine issues and help develop recommendations for addressing special education needs in LCPS.

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