Upcoming Community Events

Events By Month and Day:

june

Upcoming Events
Note:  You can find upcoming SEPTA events here

*In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic please check with event sponsors as to the status of events*

Let’s Chat:  Staying Safe in the Era of COVID-19
Mon. Jun. 1, 1-2 pm, Online for Adults with developmental disabilities age 19+. Participants will learn about mask-wearing and physical distancing rules and how to navigate safely in the community. Register: https://thearcofloudoun.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/monday-s-at-ally-let-s-chat-adult-social-station

Happy Campers at Home:  Navigating Summer with Children During COVID-19
Mon. Jun. 1, 4 pm, Webinar with Replay Link. Learn practical ways to create happiness and connection at home this summer, including ways to talk with your kids about difficult topics. Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0wJNZhynR1KyVEhtT6i0VA

Sleep Solutions for the ADHD Brain
Tue. June 2, 1 pm, Webinar with Replay Link. Learn about the impact of poor sleep on ADHD symptoms throughout the lifespan and strategies to improve sleep in families with ADHD. Register: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1313090&tp_key=e18a241283

Talk Saves Lives LGBT
Tue. Jun. 2, 5-6 pm, Online. Suicide can be prevented. Learn about suicide prevention, including common risk factors, warning signs, and how to stay safe. Register:  https://virtualtsl-6-2-20-5pm.attendease.com

Distance Learning and Trauma Informed Schools
Tue. Jun. 2, 7:30 pm, Online. Learn the principles and practices of trauma informed schools and why they are vital during distance learning and the return to learn scenarios. Register:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1503785967807477517

Keeping Track: COVID-19, Special Education, and IEP’s
Wed. Jun. 3, 7 pm, Webinar. Keep up to date with support, information, and strategies for families navigating the current state of special education. Register:  https://bit.ly/3cxFzEb 

Teens & Parents:  Understanding Strategies to Reduce Conflict
Wed. Jun. 3, 5-6 pm, Webinar. Teens with ADHD have a host of challenges. Gain an acceptance of your adolescents by understanding reasons for their family conflicts.  Register:  https://chadd.org/ask-the-expert/

Therapist Thursdays:  Supporting Positive Behaviors
Thu. Jun. 4, 130 pm, Online.  Join an early childhood specialist who will share simple and fun ideas on how to build skills and activities into daily routines. Register:  https://bit.ly/ectThursday0604

Know your Rights as a Person with a Disability in the Criminal Justice System
Thu. Jun. 4, 2 pm, Webinar with ASL Interpretation. Learn about the rights of disabled persons in the criminal justice system and how to advocate for those rights. Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EUv-cxd3RSCWSZkwktccig

Rock Your Talk:  Intro to Pubic Speaking — For children & parents
Thu. Jun. 4, 4-5 pm, Webinar. Learn the “how to’s” of effective public speaking; how to use it to our advantage; how to combat anxiety; and how to structure a presentation. Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-your-talk-intro-to-public-speaking-tickets-107012876394?

Nutrition For Stress Management During COVID-19
Fri. Jun. 5, noon-1pm, Webinar. Learn how what you eat influences how you feel, including foods that trigger uncomfortable emotions, and foods that help calm you. Register:  http://bridgestherapyandwellness.com/event/nutrition-for-stress-

Talk Saves Lives
Sat. Jun. 6, 10-11 am, Online. Suicide can be prevented. Learn about common risk factors, warning signs, and how to stay safe. Includes firearms considerations. Register:  https://virtualtslfirearms-6-6-20-10am.attendease.com

Self-Care, Wellness, and Respite
Sat. Jun. 6, 1:00-2:30 pm, Via Zoom. Learn about the importance of and available tools for self care, and wellness  during quarantine. Learn how to recognize when you need them. Access:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83085728013   Meeting ID: 830 8572 8013

Capacity Building for IEP Teams
Sun. June 7-21, 3 hours — Available 24/7 Online. Learn practical strategies to help future IEP meetings be more positive, productive. and collaborative for parents and educators. Register:  https://bit.ly/3eLPbNB

Screening:  It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health
Sun. Jun. 7, 4:00-5:30 pm, Via Zoom. Learn about  mental health issues of college students, and how these can be managed with specific treatments.  Know when to seek help. Register:  https://ncacitsreal06072020.attendease.com

Summer 2020 Transition University Virtual Training 5 Week Course
Sun. Jun. 7-Mon. Jul. 20, Online. This self-paced course for parents of school aged children with IEPs includes the major topics needed to plan now for their child’s future adult life. Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-2020-transition-university-virtual-training-registration-80303508957

Learning, Fun, Free Time: How to Balance and Structure the Lazy, Crazy Days of Summer for Children with ADHD
Mon. Jun. 8, 1-2 pm, Webinar with Replay Link. Learn how to focus and engage your child by creating flexible schedules for reading, projects, trips and time online. Register:  https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/summer-schedule-for-children/

2020 I’m Determined Youth & Parent Summit
M-F, Jun. 8-12, Online. This yearly event for high school students and parents is usually by application only, but this year it is online and open to all! Information:  http://imdetermined.org/youth-summit/  Promotional video:   https://www.kantissimmons.com/imd-video 

Survey:  Needs of Parents in Managing Their Child’s Stimulant Medication
This NIH supported phone survey with parents of teens who take prescribed stimulant medication seeks to learn about parent needs to improve safety. Register:  https://www.pillsmart.org/survey?

Intelligent Lives Reunion Webinar
Wed. Jun. 10,1-3 pm Via Zoom,with replay link. Watch the film and a discussion on how persons with intellectual disabilities need not be denied higher education, meaningful jobs, and intimate relations. Register:  https://unh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AncfsaRwRLigTRUZeqhHDw

Talk Saves Lives
Thu. Jun. 11, 5-6 pm, Online. Suicide can be prevented. Learn about suicide prevention, including common risk factors, warning signs, and how to stay safe.  Register:  https://virtualtsl-6-11-20-5pm.attendease.com

Kinship Café
Wed. Jun. 10, 6:30-8:00 pm, Via Zoom. Join us for a presentation focusing on understanding and addressing the impact of childhood trauma; with time for discussion. Register:  email MaryElizabeth.Fleming@fairfaxcounty.gov or 571-595-4937

Put Your Mask on First, The New Normal of Parenting a Child with Special Needs
Sat. Jun. 13, 1:00-2:30 pm, Via Zoom. This Autism Society of NoVa presentation will include setting realistic goals, finding balance, and mindfulness. Access:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9466001682

Talk Saves Lives LGBT
Tue. Jun. 16, 5-6 pm, Online. Suicide can be prevented. Learn about suicide prevention, including common risk factors, warning signs, and how to stay safe. Register:  https://virtualtsllgbt-6-16-20-5pm.attendease.com

Keeping Track: COVID-19, Special Education, and IEP’s
Wed. Jun. 17, 7 pm, Webinar. Keep up to date with support, information, and strategies for families navigating the current state of special education. Register;  https://bit.ly/2VoodEk

Criminal Justice and Self-Advocacy
Wed. Jun. 17, 2 pm, Webinar with ASL Interpretation. The presenters are individuals with disabilities with lived experience in the justice system.  They will share how they help others. Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_66OSFwU9Ry-p2xFQrusUSQ

Talk Saves Lives
Tue. Jun. 18, 1-2 pm, Online. Suicide can be prevented. Learn about suicide prevention, including common risk factors, warning signs, and how to stay safe. Register:  https://virtualtsl-6-18-20-1pm.attendease.com

Emergency Planning:  Preparing for the Unexpected
Thu. Jun. 18, 2:00-3:15 pm. Learn how making key contacts in the community and other strategies can help families with disabilities plan for emergencies. Register:  https://thearc.webex.com/thearc/k2/j.php?MTID=t2b110039fb5bb7c12fab17f06cd49445

Self-Care, Wellness, and Respite
Sat. Jun. 20, 1:00-2:30 pm, Via Zoom. Learn about the importance of and available tools for self care and wellness  during quarantine. Learn how to recognize when you need them. Access:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83085728013   Meeting ID: 830 8572 8013

Talk Saves Lives
Sun. Jun. 21, 4:00-5:30 pm. Via Zoom. Suicide can be prevented. Learn about suicide prevention, including common risk factors, warning signs, and how to stay safe. Register:  https://ncactsl062120.attendease.com

An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child
Tuesdays Jun. 23-Aug. 25, 7:30-9:00 pm, 9 session course via Zoom. This program helps parents identify the source of their child’s challenging behavior and learn what they can do about it.  For parents of kids ages 3-12. Register:  http://www.parentchildjourney.com/journey/  $ Cost varies.

How to Help Your Students Make a Successful College Transition
Thu. Jun. 25, 2:00-2:45 pm, Webcast. Parents of HS juniors can learn about differences between high school and college, supports for students, and common misunderstandings. Register:  https://vcurrtc.org/registration/webcast/index.cfm?webcastID=486

ADHD Medication Part 1:  Diagnosis, The Case for Medication, How To Do a Trial
Thu. Jun. 25, 7:30-9:00 pm, Via Zoom. Learn from a behavioral pediatrician about the process of ADHD diagnosis, how to think about medication, and how to start. Register:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh1nj0ssab378243&oseq=&c=&ch=$Cost varies

Talk Saves Lives  LGBT
Tue. June 27, 10-11 am, Online. Suicide can be prevented. Learn about suicide prevention, including common risk factors, warning signs, and how to stay safe. Register: https://virtualtsllgbt-6-27-20-10am.attendease.com

More Than Sad: Teen Depression — Presentation for Parents
Sun. Jun. 28, 4-6 pm, Via Zoom. This program teaches care-giving adults about depression, demystifies treatment, and encourages those who are struggling to seek help. Register:  https://ncacmts06282020.attendease.com


Plan Ahead…

Plan Ahead — ADHD medication Part II:  Side Effects, Uneven Coverage and Discontinuation Trials
Thu. Jul. 2, 7:30-9:00 pm, Via Zoom.  Learn from a behavioral pediatrician about managing ADHD medications, including side effects, uneven coverage. and stopping smoothly. Register:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh1pgfwfbbf8ab11&oseq=&c=&ch=  $ Cost varies

Plan Ahead — Three Day Summer Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Wed-Fri. July 8-10, Wilson Workforce & Rehab. Ctr. Fishersville, VA
Students (ages 14-22) will participate in activities to learn about various careers, training options, independent living skills, and self-advocacy.
Contact: Traci.Branch@DARS.virginia.gov Cell: 804-389-5509 VP: 804-616-4838

Plan Ahead Transition Series 2020       $25-$50
Sat. Sep. 26 & Oct. 17, 8:30 am-3:00 pm, Marymount U. Arlington. Students with developmental disabilities and/or their parents can learn how to plan ahead for the transition to many aspects of life after school. Register:  https://thearcofnova.org/programs/transition-series/


Ongoing…

The Parent Playbook — 9 Module Online Course on Autism
From the VCU Autism Center for Excellence & Virginia Autism Council. An introduction on Autism Spectrum Disorder for families, including tips for caregivers, characteristics, interventions and recommended programs and services. Access:  https://vcuautismcenter.org/te/courses/parent_playbook.cfm

Get Ready for College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities
Online, Self-Paced 8 Class Course from VCU
This course for high school students with disabilities focuses on preparation for college, selection of a college for best fit, and the disability services process. Access:   http://vafamilysped.org/Event/j8Gu8yhL54NjdEsQYzfwtg/Event-online-self-paced-free-course-get-ready-for-college-a-resource-for-teens-with-disabilities

Access to Success — Online Self-Paced 8-class Course for Students with Disabilities
High school and college students can learn about their disability rights and how to obtain accommodations in college. Access:  https://accesstosuccess.ctb.ku.edu

Accommodations for Recreational Classes and Camps with Fairfax County Parks
Accommodations include physical accessibility, ASL interpreters, assistive devices, sensitivity training for classmates, and staff training.
To request accommodations, email gary.logue@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703 324-8563

Fairfax County Parks – Adapted Recreation for Kids
Swimming, gymnastics, ice skating, fitness, park explorers.
Information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/adapted-programs

Fairfax County Therapeutic Recreation
Information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/tracers/up/ProgramListing.aspx?pDGID=2

Scholarships for Classes with Fairfax County Parks
Children of families that receive public assistance (medicaid, free school lunch, SNAP, TANF) are eligible to take one set of classes per quarter for a $15 registration fee.
Information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/scholarships

Post-Adoptive Recreation Program for Youth 10-15 with Special Needs
A once-monthly Saturday recreation and respite program open to Fairfax County residents who have adopted via public or private agencies.
Contact: Formed Families Forward info@formedfamiliesforward.org

Give an Hour Healthy Minds Fairfax
A new program will provide no-cost mental health services to income eligible children and youth ages 5-21. Information: https://giveanhour.org/initiatives-and-programs/healthy-minds-fairfax/

On Demand — NAMI Basics
This is a 6-session educational program for parents and caregivers of children and youth who are experiencing mental health symptoms. Register:  https://namivirginia.org/programs/for-parents-of-children-and-youth-virginia-family-network/child-and-teen/

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.