Events By Month and Day:
Welcoming Inclusion Network (WIN) Meeting
Mon. Jul. 9, 6:30-8:00 pm
Fairfax Gov. Ctr. 12000 Govt. Ctr. Pkwy. Fairfax. Come work with others to advance employment, day services, and inclusion for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Tue. Jul. 10, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Merrifield Ctr. 8221 Willow Oaks Corp. Dr. Fairfax
Sun. Jul. 15 3:00-4:30 pm A New Beginning 4213 Walney Rd. Chantilly
Thu. Jul. 19, 3:30-5:00 pm Gartlan Ctr. 8119 Holland Rd. Alexandria
Learn what to do, and not do, in an overdose situation, how to administer naloxone, and what to do afterwards. Naloxone provided after training. Registration www.fairfaxcounty.gov/community-services-board/heroin-opioids/revive
Rapid Prompting Method Workshops
Fri.- Mon. Jul. 13-16, WTF Therapy 4530 Walney Rd. Ste. 203, Chantilly
Observations will be available of students working 1:1 with SLP Jackie Dorshorst via a live TV feed in an adjacent room. Times and cost varies.
Kinship Café: Dinner and Discussion for Kinship Caregivers
Wed. July 18, 6-8 pm Calvary Hill Baptist Church 9301 Little River Tnpk. Fairfax
Share a family meal and conversation about raising children for relatives or friends. Includes separate games and activities for childen and teens. Register: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hscode/EReg/Registration.aspx?groupID=27
Nutrition in Support of ADHD Treatment — Webinar
Tue. Jul. 24, 2-3 pm
Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of elimination diets, the combination of omega-3 fatty acids with the most scientific support, and food and chemical sensitivities. Register: http://www.chadd.org/Training-Events/Ask-the-Expert.aspx
14th Annual POAC-NoVA BBQ & Potluck
Sat. Jul. 28, noon–4:00 pm Knights of Columbus 5115 Little Falls Rd, Arlington
A fun afternoon with food, swimming, and bouncy castles for all in the autism community. Meat & drinks provided. Bring a side dish to share: A-K salad, L-R side dish, and S-Z dessert/fruit. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poac-novas-14th-annual-bbq-tickets-46945670765
Recreation for Children with Special Needs
I Can Bike After-School Program
Various weeks in March through June at Middle Schools in Fairfax County. This program uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program, and trained staff to run the weeklong trainings for children with disabilities. Information and schedule: https://icanshine.org/ican-bike-fcps-fairfax-va/
Summer Camp Guide for Students with Special Needs
Assembled by FCPS; includes a wide variety of public and private options. To request a copy: email firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-204-3941
Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning Academy $250
July 16-27 M-F 9 am – 3 pm 915 N. Oakland St. Arlington
Braille instruction for children ages 4-14, including projects, games, and field trips.
Site information: https://nfb.org/bell-academy-faqs-affiliate/va
Apply by April 15: https://nfb.org/bell-student-application-form
NOVA Unified Champion Schools Workshop
Wed. Aug. 15, 10 am-2 pm Special Olym. 11350 Random Hills Rd. Ste. C140 Fairfax
Learn how to launch inclusive sports programs, form inclusive clubs, and educate the entire student body about the value of people with intellectual disabilities. Lunch incl.
Register by Aug. 12: http://specialolympicsva.org/calendar/event/1941
The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Transition Series 2018
Sat. Sept. 29 & Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Marymount Univ. 2807 Glebe Road
This conference is for youth with developmental disabilities, ages 14-25, and their parents. Learn about employment supports, day activities, government benefits, and important transition skills.
Executive Function Research Study
Children ages 8-13 with executive function challenges may be eligible, and they will be compensated. Information: https://childrensnational.org/departments/center-for-neuroscience-and-behavioral-medicine/programs-and-services/center-for-autism-spectrum-disorders/casds-current-research-studies/using-mri-technology-to-study-executive-functioning
On Demand – Dyslexia & the IEP: How to Make Sure the IEP is in Tip-Top Shape
Webinar On demand, available 24/7.
*Please Note: FCPS (Fairfax County Public Schools) and ACPS (Alexandria City Public Schools) can often provide translation services for their events into Spanish, Arabic, or other languages if you contact them well in advance.