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September 2022 Issue

Virtual AT Lab

The Virtual Assistive Technology Lab (Virtual AT Lab) includes information on the following topics: Reading, Communication, Writing, Organization, Math, Access, Sensory, and Resources & FAQs.

Explore the Virtual Assistive Technology Lab

Webinar - Turning 18 in Virginia:

What Individuals Need to Consider

Sept. 28, 2022 at 6:30pm

Turning 18 is a big deal. An 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in Virginia and can make legal, financial, medical, and educational decisions. For some individuals with disabilities, this will not be an issue. Others may need support. This workshop will share basic information about things that need to be considered as your loved one turns 18.

Register for Webinar: Turning 18 in Virginia

Advocating for Myself (Students and Young Adults)


4 Young Adults standing together

Learning how to advocate for yourself could help you at school, at your job and in your community. Advocating for yourself means knowing what your needs are and speaking up for yourself to get your needs met. It takes practice! To hear tips from other students with disabilities who have learned to advocate for themselves in high school, at work, and at college.

Review Advocating for Myself Resources

Special Education Workshop Series

Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov, 2, & Nov. 16 from 6:30pm-8:00pm


Drawing of students, including a student in a wheelchair

PEATC presents this virtual workshop series for parents and professionals who want to learn more about special education in Virginia.

September 21st: From Referral to Eligibility

October 5th: Anatomy of an IEP

Register for Special Education Workshop Series
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Virginia Department of Education

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The Kellar Institute

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George Mason University