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    Upcoming Webcast

    Molly Dellinger-Wray presents Fostering Healthy Relationships and Preventing Abuse for Kids with Disabilities. October 11, 2022 at 3:30pm (EST)

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    Early Childhood Website

    Visit the VCU-ACE Early Childhood Website for a wealth of new learning opportunities for families and providers of young children with ASD!

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    How to Video Series

    Got 10 minutes? Check out the How To Video Series! These short videos provide a quick look at implementing a strategy with real life video examples on topics such as: Dealing with Change, Incorporating Strengths and Interests, Motivation, Graphic Organizers, Hand Washing, and many more!

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    Communication and Social Skills Toolkit

    Communication and social exchanges are essential to everyday life. ACE developed a toolkit to assist educators and families with some of the basic functional communication and social exchanges.

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    Parents and Teachers as Collaborative Partners

    Special Educators and Families know that children and youth with special needs learn by doing. These fillable forms are designed to help special educators and families develop plans to help children with disabilities learn from home routines.

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    The Driver of Change:

    Learn about the history, beginning, and mission of the Autism Center for Excellence.

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    Safety for All:
    Autism Training for Transportation Staff

    Find out how to register for the online training modules.

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VCU-ACE is a university-based technical assistance, professional development, and educational research center for Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Communities of Leaders in Autism

 

Regional Communities of Learning

Regions will receive technical assistance through the development and facilitation of Communities of Leaders in Autism (CoLAs). The CoLA provides the opportunity to share information and experiences which allows members to learn from each other and have an opportunity to develop personally and professionally.

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VARC

 

The Virginia Autism Resource Center

The VARC at Virginia Commonwealth University's Autism Center for Excellence is a statewide resource center dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Through integrative research, outreach and collaborative initiatives, VARC promotes and facilitates best practices for those diagnosed within the autism spectrum.

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Transportation Providers

 

Safety for All: Autism Training for Transportation Staff

"Safety for All: Autism Training for Transportation Staff" is a hybrid training series designed specifically to meet the needs of this unique group. This training gives perspectives and strategies for working with students with autism and supporting their communication and behavioral needs in a transportation setting. Participants will first complete two hours of online video modules, followed by live discussion and activities facilitated by division special education and transportation staff.

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