Upcoming Community Events

Events By Month and Day:

Upcoming Events
Note:  Events in Blue are SEPTA Events

September

End the Summer with a Splash — Family Autism Event
Sat. Sept. 8, 1-4 pm  Lee Rec. Area 6601 Telegraph Rd. Alexandria.  Enjoy the Spraying Osprey Nest, Chessie the Sea Serpent, Misting Sunflowers and a Lighthouse.  Light refreshments.  For more information go to:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/therapeutic-recreation/fantastic-times

Welcoming Inclusion Network (WIN) Meeting
Mon. Sept. 17, 6:30-8:00 pm 12055 Govt. Ctr. Pkwy.Rm 106, Fairfax, VA.  Connect with others in Fairfax County who are working to create a more integrated community for people with developmental disabilities.  Information:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/community-services-board/win

Life Skills Training for Middle Schoolers — 6 session course
Tues. Sept. 18-Oct. 23, 5:30-7:00 pm Herndon Sr. Ctr. 873 Grace St. #1 Herndon
This proven, evidence-based program promotes health and personal development for 7th & 8th graders.  Includes pizza dinner and prizes for good attendance.  Information and registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-skills-training-for-middle-schoolers-tickets-47791527746

IEP Training: Least Restrictive Environment and Services
Thu. Sept. 20, 10 am-noon  PRC  2334 Gallows Rd.  Door 1, Dunn Loring OR Thu. Sept. 25, 7-9 pm  PRC  2334 Gallows Rd.  Door 1, Dunn Loring.  Learn about recent changes to the IEP regarding the least restrictive environment for students receiving special education services.  Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28279  or 703-204-3941

Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research (VTCAR-NOVA) Autism Symposium
Fri. Sept. 21, 7:30 am-1:30 pm Marriott  3111 Fairview Park Dr. Falls Church.  Hear the latest on biomedical, technology-related, educational, and clinical autism research.  Includes breakfast and lunch.  RSVP to Carey Alford at calford@financialguide.com or call 703-865-6502.

Gender Differences in ADHD
Friday, Sept. 21, 10 am-noon PRC  2334 Gallows Rd.  Door 1, Dunn Loring.  Learn about the gender differences in children and young adults with ADHD.  Girls’ symptoms are typically inattentiveness and disorganization and may get worse with puberty.  Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28279  or 703-204-3941

NAMI Northern Virginia’s 10th Annual Walk
Sat. Sept. 22, 9:00-11:30 am  Corner on the Plaza 1961 Chain Bridge Rd. McLean.  This 1.5 mile mental health fund raising walk will include live music, face painting, Zumba, and other fun.  Register by clicking here.

SEPTA’s Picnic in the Park!
Sat. Sept 22, 4:00PM – 6:00PM. Providence Park, 10722 West Drive, Fairfax, VA. Please RSVP and bring a side dish to share!

Redefining Inclusion
Wed. Sept. 26, 6-9 pm  NPC 529 14th St. NW 13th floor, Washington, DC.  The screening of the documentary,  “Intelligent Lives” will be followed by  a brief panel discussion addressing inclusion in higher education.  Register by clicking here.

When Anxiety Affects Education: Helping Children and Adolescents with School-Related Anxiety
Wed. Sept. 26, 7:30-9:00   Lab Sch. 4759 Reservoir Rd, NW, Wash. DC.  Learn specific, counterintuitive steps parents can take to help their children avoid anxiety disorders and recover effectively from them.  Register:  https://www.labschool.org/page/outreach/lecture-series

Raising Expectations for Employment Experiences for People with Disabilities Using Innovative Companies — Webinar option
Thu. Sept. 27, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Arc of NOVA 2755 Hartland Rd.Ste 200, Falls Church.  Learn from the process of matching client interests and skills with the needs of and flexibility of innovative companies who are seeking workers.  Workshop Registrationhttps://arcofnva.z2systems.com/np/clients/arcofnva/eventRegistration.jsp?event=5605& or Webinar Registration:  https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=x4n6t6q9vb2i&campaign=7v8otms8gfnm

Google Classroom 101
Fri. Sept, 28, 10 am-noon  Dunn Loring Ctr.  2334 Gallows Rd.  Door 1, Dunn Loring.  Learn how Google Classroom works and what parents need to know.  Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28279  or 703-204-3941

FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference
Sat. Sept. 29, 8 am-1:30 pm  Fairfax High School 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax.  Choose from a variety of breakout sessions that provide information and skills to support wellness. Key note and exhibit hall included.  Information: https://www.fcps.edu/mentalhealthwellnessconference.

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.
Register: https://thearcofnova.org/programs/workshops-conferences/


Plan Ahead….

Plan Ahead — PEERS® for Young Adults — 16 week class Fall 2018
This is an evidence-based social skills course for young adults with disabilities, who want to learn how to make and keep friends.    Fee involved.  For information, email:  asdconversationskills@gmail.com  or 571-328-5762

 Accommodations for Recreational Classes with Fairfax County Parks
Fairfax County Park Authority is committed to providing all residents equal access to programs, classes, and camps.  Accommodations include physical accessibility, ASL interpreters, assistive devices, sensitivity training for classmates, and staff training.  To request ADA accommodations, email gary.logue@fairfaxcounty.gov  or call 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

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/

Youth and Young Adults: Stronger Together
Alternate Tuesdays, Oct. 2 through May 2019,  6:00-8:00 pm  in Fairfax.  This peer-to-peer support group for youth ages 14 – 22  meets twice a month.   Parents, caregivers and guardians meet at the same time.  Light dinner included.  Register:  https://www.formedfamiliesforward.org/registration-for-free-support-groups-now-open/  or  703 539-2904

An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child — 10 Sessions
Thu. Oct. 4 -Dec.  9:30-11:00 am  Geneva DS. 11931 Seven Locks Rd. Potomac, MD.  OR Thu. Oct. 4-Dec. 7:30-9:00 pm St. Columba’s 4201 Albemarle St NW. DC.  This program helps parents identify the source of their child’s challenging behavior and learn what they can do about it.  For parents of children ages 3-12.  Register:  http://www.parentchildjourney.com/journey/  $ Cost va


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.