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Archived News: What's New
April 2013

Announcing a New Training on Autism and Transition to Adulthood!

VCU-ACE is sponsoring a series of workshops on autism and the transition to adulthood in April and May. The goal of the training, “Evidence-based Transition Practices for Secondary School Students with ASD,” is to increase the use of evidence-based practices for middle and high school students across VA and to align middle and high school curriculum with recommended transition curriculum.

The Target Audience for this training is:
-Special educators from middle and high school
-Community services board staff
-Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) staff
-Employment services organization staff
-Parents of transition age youth with ASD

Topics will include:
-Transition Needs of Youth with ASD and Person Centered Planning
-Evidence-Based Transition Practices
-Transition Curriculum and Assistive Technology
-Collaboration and Writing an IEP
-Transition to Work
-Action Plan Development for Community of Practice (COP)

The Training Dates and Locations are:
- April 11 - Northern Virginia;
- April 24 - North Shenandoah Valley
- April 30 - Central Virginia
- May 8 - Southwest Virginia
- May 13 - Tidewater

*Each training will run from 1-5 p.m. and will provide a certificate for 3 contact hours.
Registration for these trainings is free. For more information and to register, click here.


Check Out the Upcoming VCU-ACE Webcast Schedule!!

The Foundation of Feeding Challenges in the Child with ASD
Date: 4/9/2013
Presenter: Alicia Hart

Using iPads to Promote Access and Learning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Date: 5/14/2013
Presenter: Teresa Lyons

Increasing Administrative Support to Achieve Systems Change in Educational Settings for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Date: 6/11/2013
Presenters: Noel Woolard, Holly Whittenburg, and Jessica Davis

Coaching that Leads to Change
Date: 7/9/2013
Presenters: Teresa Lyons and Cindy Bates

Transition Planning for Students with ASD in Public Schools
Date: 8/13/2013
Presenters: Adam Dreyfus and Erin Smydra

Register now to view any and all of these webcasts from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the date that they air … but don’t forget that ALL VCU-ACE webcasts are archived so you can watch them anytime after the air date! Just click here for more information and to register for archived webcasts.


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