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December 2022 Issue

IEP University (IEPU)


January 9-29, 2023

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PEATC, in collaboration with VDOE, has developed IEP University (IEPU) to help provide families and professionals with accurate and useful information around IEP development and meetings. IEPU is a self-paced online training with easy-to-understand guidance on the special education process, the IEP document, and ways to develop collaborative relationships among schools and families.

Register for IEP University (Free)

Archived Webcast: Engaging Families in Transition Planning

VCU Autism Center for Excellence (ACE)

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In this webcast, Tammy Burns, PEATC, will discuss the role of parents in planning for their child's future. She will review the concepts of family engagement and family involvement and provide examples of each. She will also discuss ways in which the family has an impact on student outcomes.

View Webcast: Engaging Families in Transition Planning

Children and the Holidays

Child Mind Institute

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These resources were gathered to help prevent festivities that are supposed to be fun from being stressful instead. Big family gatherings can tax kids’ ability to behave. Talking to relatives can be hard on kids who are shy. Even favorite traditions can turn into a test of stamina for kids with short attention spans.

Find various articles about Children and the Holidays

Emotional Wellness Toolkit

National Institute of Health, NIH

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How you feel can affect your ability to carry out everyday activities, your relationships, and your overall mental health. How you react to your experiences and feelings can change over time. Emotional wellness is the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change and difficult times.

Check out the Emotional Wellness Toolkit

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2022 Parent Involvement Survey (VDOE)

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