APS Parent Resource Center – (Upcoming Events)

Arlington Public Schools, Parent Resource Center provides classes, meetings, courses and special resources to parents and caregivers of children in Arlington.

Just out, a list (via APS) of programs coming up.

Understanding Special Education (USE) Course
Thursday, January 13, 2011:  9:30am to Noon
Clarendon Education Center, 2801 Clarendon Boulevard,

Join us to learn about the special education process, including referral, evaluation and eligibility, and the important role that parents play in their child’s education.  All participants will receive a free Parent Manual. Registration is requested. Register online.
For additional information, please contact the PRC at  eparral@arlington.k12.va.us or by phone:  703.228.7239.

Supporting Your Child’s Transition from Kindergarten to Preschool
January 21, 2011:  10:00am to 11:30am

Parents of preschool students with disabilities are invited to join us for a session on how families can support their child’s transition from preschool programs to kindergarten.  The session will be presented by Bernadette Charlton, Pre-school Special Education Coordinator, and Kathleen Donovan, Special Education Coordinator at the Parent Resource Center.  Registration is requested to ensure adequate materials. Register online.

ADHD Monthly Parent Support Network
Wednesday, January 26, 2011:  7:00pm to 8:30pm
The ADHD Monthly Parent Support Network will meet monthly to address topics of interest to families of children with ADHD, and provide an opportunity for parents to receive information on designated topics, as well as opportunities to participate in discussions and resource sharing with other parents, staff and guest speakers.   Registration is requested to ensure adequate handouts, although walk-ins are most welcome.
For more information, please contact Kathleen Donovan at the Special Education Parent Resource Center at kdonovan@arlington.k12.va.us or (703) 228.7239.  Registration is requested.
Register online

Additional ADHD Parent Network meeting dates for the 2010-11 School Year:
February 16 , March 23 , April 27 , May 25.

Facilitating Independence at Home for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Thursday, February 10, 2011:  7:00p.m. to 8:30pm

Parents, caregivers and other relatives are invited to learn how to help their loved one with autism spectrum disorder become more independent with activities at home, such as getting ready for school, doing chores, completing homework, and other daily life routines.  This session will be presented by Arlington Public Schools’ Autism Specialists Lauren Bonnet and Deborah Hammer. This session will be simultaneously interpreted in Spanish and Amharic Languages.  Child care is available.  Registration is requested for the session, and registration for child care is required.  Register online
For additional information, please contact Kathleen Donovan at 703.228.7239.

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