Upcoming Community Events

Events By Month and Day:

Upcoming Events
Note:  Events in Blue are SEPTA Events

June 2018

Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts

Fri, June 1, 10 am–noon  The Arc 2755 Hartland Rd Ste. 200, Falls Church. Learn about tax credits and benefits including, but not limited to Livable Homes Tax Credit and Deduction of Tuition as a Medical Expenses. Register:  https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/arcofnva/event.jsp?event=4908&

Internet Safety:  Help Kids Navigate Adolescence in the Digital Age
Fri. Jun. 1, 10 am-noon  Dunn Loring Ctr. 2334 Gallows Rd.  Door 1, Dunn Loring. Learn about the top internet dangers for teens and seven steps for good digital parenting. Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28279  or 703-204-3941

Summerfest
Sun. Jun. 3, 1:00-3:30 pm  Green Spring 4603 Green Spring Rd, Alexandria. Teens will enjoy a plant potting activity and a conversation about mental health led by young adult leaders.  Parents will have a separate discussion. Register:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efeyozqu19e378b2&oseq=&c=&ch=

Board Games, Pizza Party, and Student Networking
Sun. June 3, 4-6 pm Arlington Mill CC Rm 411, 909 South Dinwiddie St. Arlington. More Than Dyslexics, a student-led group, is sponsoring this board game party for dyslexics and their friends.  Bring money for pizza and a favorite board game. Information:  https://www.morethandyslexics.com/upcoming-events

REACH:  Regional Education Assessment Crisis Services Habilitation — Webinar
Mon. June 4, 6:30 pm – Learn how the Virginia REACH program serves individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities to meet crisis support needs.
Register:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5459812295214704897

Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning
Tue, Jun. 5, 2:00–3:30 pm  AEE 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW #901 Washington DC. Join the NCLD and the Alliance for Excellent Education for a briefing on self-advocacy, and personalized learning for students with disabilities. Register:  https://ncld.co/2xcvuwE

Ambassador Training for Students with IDD
Fri. June 8, 8:30 am-2:00 pm  Deloitte 1919 N Lynn St, Arlington. In partnership with Deloitte, Best Buddies is sponsoring this public speaking training for students and adults with disabilities. Register here.

Fairfax County SEPTA First Annual Awards Ceremony and Celebration
Saturday, June 9, 2018 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm), Fairfax Circle Church
3110 Chichester Lane,  Fairfax, VA.  Please RSVP by June 6, 2018.

Mental Health America 2018:  Fit for the Future
Thu.-Sat. June 14-16, Hyatt 400 New Jersey Ave. NW Washington, DC. This conference will focus on health for the whole person, making use of tools and resources that benefit minds and bodies together. Register:  www.mentalhealthamerica.net/2018-conference-registration $35-$700

Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School (OD2LBHS) 2018 
Mon. Jun. 18, 9 am-5 pm Doubletree 1021 Koger Center Blvd. Richmond. Deaf and hard of hearing students in grades 7-12 will explore self-Advocacy self-determination and self-esteem.  Separate activities for parents.  $15. Register:  https://sites.google.com/vcu.edu/odup2018/od2lbhs

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Plan Ahead!

Recreation for Children with Special Needs
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/disabilities/social-and-leisure-activities

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 prc@fcps.edu  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.
Information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo-60eYnCOw&feature=youtu.be
Site information: https://nfb.org/bell-academy-faqs-affiliate/va
Apply by April 15: https://nfb.org/bell-student-application-form


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.