Special Education Update - June 2019

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June 2019


Especially for Parents

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Parent Resource Center (PRC) provides resources, information, and consultations to support the success of all students. Confidential consultations, an extensive lending library, and a year-long calendar of workshops are offered for parents, educators, and community members. Contact the PRC by phone at 703-204-3941, email, or visit us Monday – Friday during the hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services.

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and tune into our YouTube Channel to see some of our recorded workshops. Bookmark our PRC website to stay up-to-date with all our workshops and resources.

Extended School Year (ESY) 2019

2019 SUMMER ESY direct, class-based services will be July 1-26, 2019. July 4 and 5 will be student holidays. Site information, feeder lists, and bell schedules are now posted on the Extended School Year website. ESY Open House will take place on June 28, noon to 1 p.m. at each of our ESY sites.

  Especially for Staff Members

Join us for our July Lunch and Learn Series

  • Not Enough Time in the Day – Self Care for Educators
    Serving the children we love can be exhausting, leaving us feeling depleted. This session focuses on building a self-care plan that is realistic in today’s busy world. Experience science-informed strategies and creative tools to help you refuel. Pizza will be provided.
    July 10, 2019, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Register for Not Enough Time in the Day – Self Care for Educators on MyPLT
  • Collaborative IEPs for Educators
    Join us for this important workshop for educators to help create positive and collaborative IEP meetings and to continue to build positive relationships with parents. Pizza will be provided.
    July 24, 2019, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services 2334 Gallows Road Entrance 1 – Room 100 Dunn Loring, VA 22027 (map)
    Register for Collaborative IEPs for Educators on MyPLT

Behavior Intervention Services is offering the following Academy Courses:

  • Best Practices for Educating Students with High Functioning Autism. 
    The Office of Special Education Instruction is offering this one-credit Academy course for all educators working with high-functioning students on the autism spectrum. The course of study includes an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (High-Functioning Autism) including characteristics, academic and instructional supports, social skills instruction, and behavior management. This course supports: (1) Create a Student-Centered Learning Environment, (2) Plan and Teach for Student Learning, (3) Assess Student Learning – as defined in the FCPS Best Practices for Teaching and Learning Framework. This course is open to educators serving students pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
    July 9 and 10, 2019, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Gatehouse Administration Center
    To register, please login to MyPLT and search for course #AC-2274. For more information, please call Behavior Intervention Services at 571-423-4106.   
  • Mandt Academy – Beginning July 15 at Willow Oaks Center and July 19 at Gatehouse Administration Center.
    These trainings provide participants with prevention, pre-crisis, crisis management, and de-escalation intervention strategies. The Mandt System is a systematic training program that builds on skill development through a process of gradual and graded alternatives for de-escalating and assisting students using a combination of interpersonal communication skills, conflict resolution strategies and physical interaction techniques. The goal of the Mandt System is to minimize the potential for verbal and physical aggression through proactive approaches to problematic behavior. Participants gain a fundamental understanding of the crisis cycle, strategies to respond with the least amount of external management necessary in all situations and the skills that allow safe and respectful intervention when needed.
    To register, please login to MyPLT and search for course #AC-1547. For more information, please call Behavior Intervention Services at 571-423-4106.

Department of Special Services

Teresa L. Johnson, Assistant Superintendent

Michael Bloom, Acting Director, Office of Special Education Instruction 

Office of Special Education Instruction

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