Workshops and Events

Registration Information

You can register for these PRC/FCPS sponsored and co-sponsored workshops, online or by calling The FCPS Parent Resource Center at 703-204-3941.

Accommodations and interpreters are available. Please let us know two weeks in advance if you need these services.

Note: When schools are closed or there is a late opening or early closing due to inclement weather, our workshops are cancelled. Selected workshops may be rescheduled.

 

Workshop Warehouse - Resources, handouts and information from past workshops.

Materials from the 9th Annual Special Education Conference are available NOW!

 

Workshops and Events

iCan Bike After-School Program

The iCan Bike program teaches individuals with disabilities to ride two-wheel bicycles and become lifelong riders. iCan Bike uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program, and trained staff to run the weeklong program at selected FCPS middle and secondary schools. Participants must be 8 years or older, with a disability, and ambulatory without assistive devices. Space is limited! For more information on the iCan Bike program visit www.icanshine.org

  • Various dates and locations at selected FCPS middle and secondary schools

ABA Fundamentals

This workshop is intended for parents of students with low incidence disabilities of Autism, Intellectual Disabilities or Physical Disabilities. Learn about discrete trial teaching, ABA programs, reinforcement and prompting. Choose a time that is convenient for you!

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • 9:00 - 11:30 AM OR 6:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Gatehouse Administrative Center (map)
    8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA
    Morning location: Room 4050/51; Evening location: Room 3050/51
  • To register contact Liane Sprunk at 571-423-4110 or by email at lsprunk@fcps.edu
  • Download the flyer

Language Delays and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Join us at the FCPS Parent Resource Center for our annual Autism Awareness Day ~ a day of awareness, experience and acceptance!

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Language Delays and Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch, EXHIBITORS, door prizes & more!

Exhibitors from Fairfax County Public Schools ABA Program, Autism Speaks, Autism Society of Northern Virginia, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, the National Institute of Mental Health, Parents of Autistic Children, Project Lifesaver and the Organization for Autism Research.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Anxiety in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop

Dr. Laurie Swineford, primary clinician at the National Institute of Mental Health will discuss early communication impairments and developmental delays in toddlers and children at this free workshop for parents and educators.

  • Friday, April 25, 2014
  • 10:00 - 11:30 am

Anxiety in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Join us at the FCPS Parent Resource Center for our annual Autism Awareness Day ~ a day of awareness, experience and acceptance!

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Language Delays and Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch, EXHIBITORS, door prizes & more!

Exhibitors from Fairfax County Public Schools ABA Program, Autism Speaks, Autism Society of Northern Virginia, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, the National Institute of Mental Health, Parents of Autistic Children, Project Lifesaver and the Organization for Autism Research.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Anxiety in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop

Dr. Sajjad Khan, clinician and researcher at NeuroScience Inc., will discuss anxiety in students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the behaviors resulting from anxiety. Dr. Khan will also discuss assessment and treatment options at this free workshop for parents and educators. Please join us for Autism Awareness Day at the FCPS Parent Resource Center ~ two workshops, lunch, resources, door prizes & more!

  • Friday, April 25, 2014
  • 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Introduction to Special Education - New date!

Join our Parent Resource Center Liaisons for this orientation to the Special Education process. This workshop is most appropriate for parents with children in the referral or eligibility phase of the Special Education process; parents who want to know more about how the Special Education process works; and parents with children new to Special Education.

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • 10:00 am - noon

Tech Thursday - Free Text Readers & FCPS Databases

Does your child struggle to read on grade level? Do they need everything read aloud? Then don't miss this hands-on computer training presented by Specialists from FCPS Assistive Technology Services for parents of children with special needs. Learn about downloadable free screen readers than can read text. Also learn how to access a variety of FCPS databases that include audio support. Laptops will be provided for this workshop. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND LIMITED!

  • Thursday, May 8, 2014
  • 10:00 - 11:30 am

Mindfulness & Play - Strategies for Parents of Children with ADHD

Learn mindfulness and play techniques that can be used to help calm children and refocus their energy and attention. Join us for this workshop for parents of children from Preschool to Grade 6, presented by Terri Pilkerton, CHADD Northern Virginia Chapter Administrator and ProjectSAFE.

  • Friday, May 16, 2014
  • 10:00 - noon

 

 

 

 

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Resources

Parent Resource Center

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services
2334 Gallows Road, Rm 105
Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

prc@fcps.edu

English: 703-204-3941
EspaƱol: 703-204-3955

Promoting parent participation in the education of students with special needs.

 

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Last Updated

April 10, 2014