Connecting the Dots: Getting Started on Self-Determination

Meg with VDOE’s I’m Determined Project and Kathleen with PEATC are CONNECTING THE DOTS on self-determination in the early years! We’re connecting the dots on what self-determination skills are and how you can encourage building your child’s skills. We’ll share tools to help you plan with the future in mind and ways you can support ... Read more

Connecting the Dots: Infant & Toddler Connection + Families Working Together

Is your infant or toddler with developmental delays receiving services and supports through early intervention (EI) in Virginia? Would you like to help make a difference in how EI and families work together? Families are important members of the team and Infant & Toddler Connection (ITC) needs your input! Join us to learn about ways ... Read more

Cómo llevar a cabo reuniones de IEP positivas y productivas (How to Conduct Positive Productive IEP Meetings)

Este taller fue diseñado con aportes de padres, grupos de padres, organizaciones de defensa, maestros, mediadores, facilitadores y representantes del distrito. Los participantes discutirán cómo hacer que las reuniones del IEP sean más productivas y amigables y se dividirá en cuatro áreas clave: personas, proceso: preparación y reunión, resultado y seguimiento. Los comentarios de los ... Read more

Partners Engaging Partners Collaborative

As part of our advocacy and family engagement initiative, PEATC is launching Partners Engaging Partners Collaborative. This professional, peer networking collaborative is a great opportunity for Virginia professionals working in the field of family engagement. Attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate and increase their awareness of the different community resources and services that support ... Read more

Disability Benefits: VA’s Medicaid Waivers

It’s important to understand the benefits available for individuals with disabilities such as personal assistance and community support and the important role these benefits can play in planning for the future. Navigating state disability services can be difficult, time-consuming, and overwhelming. This workshop explains Virginia’s Medicaid Waivers, eligibility for services, and how to obtain this ... Read more

Turning 18 in Virginia: What Individuals with Disabilities Need to Consider

In collaboration with The Arc of Greater Prince William Turning 18 is a big deal. An 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in Virginia and can make legal, financial, medical, and educational decisions in their life. For some individuals with disabilities, this will not be an issue. Others may need support. This workshop will share ... Read more

Let’s Talk About Sex: Sexual Health and Wellness Workshop for PARENTS of Students with IDD

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR VIRGINIA PARENTS , GUARDIANS, FAMILY MEMBERS OF YOUTH WITH DISABILITES. ALSO OPEN TO EDUCATORS AND PROFESSIONALS. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are often not included in discussions around sexual health and wellness. In fact, many people don't view individuals with IDD as sexual beings, but we are all sexual beings. It ... Read more

ABCs of Behavior

Hosted by PEATC in collaboration with Porto Charities, Inc. In this presentation, attendees will become familiar with the ABCs of Behavior, strategies to address unwanted behavior, and gain a basic understanding of functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs). This virtual workshop will be presented via Zoom. It will not be recorded.

Virginia Partners en Español

Join us every month for our Virginia Partners en Español meetings. A network created for professionals in the state of Virginia serving the Latinx community. A great opportunity for Virginia professionals working with the Latinx community to stay informed, make connections, and share information about the different services available for our community. Working together as ... Read more

Su Voz es Importante (Your Voice Matters)

Ahora más que nunca, la participación familiar es importante. Durante este taller interactivo, los participantes podrán ver el valor de su experiencia y su contribución a la participación familiar. Los participantes explorarán su definición personal de participación familiar y aprenderán enfoques efectivos para defender a sus hijos. Se compartirán consejos prácticos y técnicas que se ... Read more

Youth Sexual Health and Wellness Sessions: Safe & Healthy Boundaries

For Youth with Disabilities ages 14-22. This is part of a series of sessions designed specifically for Virginia youth with disabilities. These trainings are designed to increase an individual's capacity for self-advocacy and decision-making. Session Dates: January 5 - Safe & Healthy BoundariesJanuary 12 - Pregnancy & Human ReproductionJanuary 19 - Birth Control & STIs ... Read more

What is Supported Decision-Making and What Kind of Support Do I Want? (SDM Series)

Join PEATC for this exciting webinar series on Supported Decision-making, presented by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DHDS). "Creating Your Supported Decision-Making Agreement: A Step-by-Step Guide" This virtual training series will be held once a week. During this series you will get important information on how to develop a supported decision-making ... Read more