Disabilities Supports & Life Skills Webinars and Workshops


 

Upcoming Topics:

Emergency Preparedness                    Abuse and Trauma Prevention                    Hiring Consumer-directed Attendants

 
 

Past Workshop Topics:

Waivers and EPSDT

 
 


 

emergency preparedness

Are You Really Ready? An Emergency Preparedness Workshop for Individuals with Disabilities and their Families

 

Friday, October 19th – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. ET

The Arc of Northern Virginia

2755 Hartland Road – Suite 200, Falls Church VA

 

 

 

 

 

This Emergency Preparedness Workshop is designed to connect individuals in the community who might have a disability or access and functional needs, as well as their families, to the agencies who play a role before, during and after an emergency. Join several Fairfax County agencies and partners to learn about different programs, what information is important to share during an emergency and how to be prepared for the unexpected.

 

Representatives from each agency will participate in a panel discussion about what programs and services are offered by their agency.  In addition, each agency will have a display table that families can visit and ask more individualized questions.

 

Agencies and topics of discussion include:

Department of Public Safety Communications
•  Calling 9-1-1
Police Department
•  Crisis Intervention Team
Sheriff’s Office
•  Project Lifesaver
•  Child ID’s
•  Crisis Intervention Team
Fire Department
•  File of Life
•  Yellow Dot Program
•  Visual Smoke Detector Program
Office of Emergency Management
•  Fairfax Alerts
•  Ready Fairfax
•  Functional Needs Registry
•  Shelter Operations
Health Department
•  Health Unit in Shelter
•  Health Preparedness

 

There are two ways to attend this workshop:

1)  Join us in our conference room to hear our speaker in-person and network with other attendees, or

2) Listen LIVE via webinar on your computer or tablet.

 

Best of all, our Disabilities Supports & Life Skills Webinars and Workshops are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

 

To Attend the Workshop IN-PERSON, Click here:                             To Watch the LIVE Webinar, Click here:
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sexual assault prevention workshop

We Need to Talk About This: Disability and Trauma Prevention, Identification, and Treatment

 

Thursday, October 25th – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

The Arc of Northern Virginia

2755 Hartland Road – Suite 200, Falls Church VA

 

 

 

 

 

We welcome you to this panel presentation and Q and A session focusing on the intersection of developmental disabilities and trauma, including ideas on how appropriate sexual education can prevent tramatic experiences.  People with disabilities are significantly more likely to be victims of crime than someone with out a disability, but there are many ways to become a “tough target” for abuse.  Our expert panel of social workers, therapists, yoga therapists, and social skills coaches will share information on how to prevent abuse and trauma, how to identify trauma, and how to recover from traumatic experiences.  The second half of the workshop will be an open question and answer session.

 

Our panelists are:

Ginny Conroy of Social Grace

Marsha Banks-Harold of PIES Fitness Center

Christina Tosto, LCSW

Jessica Stoller of Falls Church Wellness Center

 

There are two ways to attend this workshop:

1)  Join us in our conference room to hear our speaker in-person and network with other attendees, or

2) Listen LIVE via webinar on your computer or tablet.

 

Best of all, our Disabilities Supports & Life Skills Webinars and Workshops are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

 

To Attend the Workshop IN-PERSON, Click here:                             To Watch the LIVE Webinar, Click here:
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hiring caregivers workshop

Consumer Directed Attendant Panel

 

Monday, November 5th – 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. ET

The Arc of Northern Virginia

2755 Hartland Road – Suite 200, Falls Church VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This panel will discuss strategies for finding, hiring, training, and maintaining the best consumer directed attendants for Medicaid Waiver and private pay. The panel will feature families who use services, a program provider who works with CD attendants and runs a business helping people find the right staff, and a DD Waiver Case Manager. Attendees will receive a copy of our manual on using Consumer Directed Services.

 

There are two ways to attend this workshop:

1)  Join us in our conference room to hear our speaker in-person and network with other attendees, or

2) Listen LIVE via webinar on your computer or tablet.

 

Best of all, our Disabilities Supports & Life Skills Webinars and Workshops are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

 

To Attend the Workshop IN-PERSON, Click here:                             To Watch the LIVE Webinar, Click here:
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Past Workshops

 

webinars

Webinar: Waivers and EPSDT

 

Presented Thursday, October 11, 2018

This updated webinar covers the Medicaid Waivers since the 2016 redesign, including the planned roll out of new services in 2018.  The webinar briefly touches on the intersection of CCC Plus Managed Care with Waivers, as well as a looks at the new mandates for children under 21 to use EPSDT for some Waiver services.

 

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For further information on The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Information & Referral program contact:
Lucy Beadnell, Director of Advocacy at 703-208-1119 x116 or email LBeadnell@TheArcofNoVA.org.

 

For information about sponsorship opportunities to help support and present our workshops , please contact:
Howard Stregack, Director of Development, at 703-208-1119 x102 or email HStregack@TheArcofNoVA.org.