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.

 

 

Workshops and Events

 

Mind in the Making: Focus and Self-Control

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!

Learn the research behind why focus and self-control is one of the Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. Learn strategies for improving this skill, the importance of it in children's lives and activities to promote the skill. This evidence-based skill involves executive functions of the brain for ages 0 - 8.

  • Friday, October 3, 2014
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services (map)
    2334 Gallows Road
    Entrance 1 - Room 100
    Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

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Strategies to Support Students with Dyslexia

Presented by the Office of Special Education Instruction and Assistive Technology Services, this workshop will cover strategies, accommodations, resources and FREE tech tools to help support students with dyslexia. Join us to learn how to help your child with dyslexia be successful!

  • Friday, October 10, 2014
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services (map)
    2334 Gallows Road
    Entrance 1 - Room 100
    Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

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ABA Parent Training - Reinforcement: The Foundation for Learning

This workshop is intended for parents of students with autism, intellectual disabilities or physical disabilities. Learn how to develop potential reinforcers and why reinforcement is the foundation for learning! Choose a time and location that is convenient for you. To register please contact Liane Sprunk at 571-423-4110 or by email at lsprunk@fcps.edu.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Gatehouse Administrative Center (map)
8115 Gatehouse Road
Room 4050/51
Falls Church, Virginia 22042

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Virginia Hills Administrative Center (map)
6520 Diana Lane
Multipurpose Room #1
Alexandria, Virginia 22310

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Disability Awareness Day - Executive Functioning Skills: Signs, Symptoms & Solutions for Your Child's Success

October is Disability Awareness Month and the perfect time to support the abilities of all our students!
Don't miss our annual Disability Awareness Day on Friday, October 17, 2014!

Join us for 2 workshops, lunch, exhibits, door prizes and more!

Click here to see the exhibitor list for Disability Awareness Day!

Executive functions of the brain help to manage our attention, our emotions and our behavior. Join us for this FREE workshop to learn key aspects of executive functions and how they may impact your child. Presented by Ann Dolin, M.Ed. and Barry Ekdom, Ph.D

  • Friday, October 17, 2014
    10:00 - 11:30 am

  • Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services (map)
    2334 Gallows Road
    Entrance 2 - Room 108
    Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

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Register online NOW!

 

Disability Awareness Day - Parents as Partners in Your Child's IEP

October is Disability Awareness Month and the perfect time to support the abilities of all our students!
Don't miss our annual Disability Awareness Day on Friday, October 17, 2014!

Join us for 2 workshops, lunch, exhibits, door prizes and more!

Click here to see the exhibitor list for Disability Awareness Day!

Parents who partner with their child's school staff can achieve more successful outcomes for student success! Join Jane Strong, Director, FCPS Office of Special Education Procedural Support and Debbie Lorenzo, Coordinator, FCPS Procedural Support Services for this important workshop!

  • Friday, October 17, 2014
    12:30 - 2:00 pm

  • Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services (map)
    2334 Gallows Road
    Entrance 2 - Room 108
    Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

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Register online NOW!

 

Anxiety in Children and Teens

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!

Presented by Dr. Erin Berman, clinical psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health, this workshop is for anyone concerned about anxiety issues in a child or teenager. Dr. Berman will discuss symptoms and treatments for anxiety disorders in children and teens and current research in pediatric anxiety. Space is limited. Register today for this important workshop.

  • Friday, October 24, 2014
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services (map)
    2334 Gallows Road
    Entrance 1 - Room 100
    Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

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Anxiety in Children and Teens

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!

Presented by Dr. Erin Berman, clinical psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health, this workshop is for anyone concerned about anxiety issues in a child or teenager. Dr. Berman will discuss symptoms and treatments for anxiety disorders in children and teens and current research in pediatric anxiety. Space is limited. Register today for this important workshop.

  • Friday, October 24, 2014
    12:30 - 2:30 pm

  • Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services (map)
    2334 Gallows Road
    Entrance 1 - Room 100
    Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

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Moving on to Life in the Community

Join us for this FREE Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities ~ All Ages Welcome! 
Learn about vocational, residential, leisure, recreational, independent living and advocacy options for all students with disabilities requiring ongoing employment and community support services after graduation.

  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    6:30 - 9:00 pm

  • Lake Braddock Secondary School (map)
    9200 Burke Lake Road
    Burke, Virginia 22015
    Please use Entrance 14 or 15

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Just One of the Kids

Do you want to learn how to create an inclusive family when one of your children has a physical disability? Do you want your children to have fun, be responsible, make friends, and take acceptable risks – in short, to feel like “just one of the kids” – and want to make sure that the needs of the whole family are met, too? Join Kay Harris Kriegsman, Ph.D. and Sara Palmer, Ph.D. the authors of Just One of the Kids to learn how to raise children who are resilient and ready for adulthood.

Just One of the Kids was written by Kay Harris Kriegsman, Ph.D., a practicing psychologist, consultant on disability issues, and author of Taking Charge; Teenagers Talk about Life and Physical Disabilities and Sara Palmer, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine. She is also the coauthor of Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide for Living.

Kay Harris Kriegsman, Ph.D. and Sara Palmer, Ph.D. will share:

  • key elements in preparing children for the future: responsibility, socialization, risk taking and experience
  • ideas about how to balance the needs of children with and without disabilities
  • ideas about how parents can meet their own needs while raising a family
  • where to find support and resources
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    7:00 - 9:30 pm

  • Workshop: 7:00 - 8:30 | Q & A Session: 8:30 - 9:00 | Book signing & sales: 9:00 - 9:30

  • Woodson High School (map)
    9525 Main Street
    Cafeteria A
    Fairfax, Virginia 22031

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Mind in the Making: Perspective Taking

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!


Learn the research behind why perspective taking is one of the Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. Learn strategies for improving this skill, the importance of it in children's lives and activities to promote the skill. This evidence-based skill involves executive functions of the brain for ages 0 - 8.

  • Friday, November 7, 2014
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services (map)
    2334 Gallows Road
    Entrance 1 - Room 100
    Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

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Introduction to Special Education

Join us for this orientation for parents NEW to Special Education to learn about the process and the resources available. This orientation is most appropriate for parents

  • with children in the referral or eligibility phase of the Special Education process;
  • who want to know more about how the Special Education process works;
  • with children new to Special Education.
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • The FCPS Parent Resource Center (map)
    2334 Gallows Road
    Entrance 1 - Room 105
    Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

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Register online now!

 

I've Had It! 5 Surefire Ways to Keep the Peace at Home!

Would you like to have a more peaceful home and more cooperative children? Be sure to join us for this FREE workshop, presented by Cathi Cohen to learn five surefire ways to keep the peace at home!

  • Friday, November 21, 2014
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services (map)
    2334 Gallows Road
    Entrance 1 - Room 105
    Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

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Register online now!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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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
Español: 703-204-3955

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Last Updated

October 1, 2014