Disabilities Supports & Life Skills Webinars and Workshops

Upcoming Topics:

Finding a Residential Provider


Past Workshop Topics:

Hiring Consumer-directed Attendants           Waivers and EPSDT          Emergency Preparedness          Abuse and Trauma Prevention



residential services

Finding the Right Residential Provider


Tuesday, December 4th – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

The Arc of Northern Virginia

2755 Hartland Road – Suite 200, Falls Church VA









Join us for a panel presentation on helping people with disabilities and their families find the right residential service provider. Residential Service Providers offer the supports needed in homes they usually own or license, like group homes and sponsored residential homes. How to find a quality provider is a common question, and it is increasingly difficult as new providers start up businesses. Our panelists will discuss ways to determine if a provider is likely to be a good service provider for your needs, and how to address those concerns as you meet with providers, and how to evaluate providers who are new to the service system.


Panelists will include:
•  Qadriyyah Johnson, Magnate Consulting
•  Rebecca Keith, Compassionate Care
•  Andrew Miller, Lutheran Family Services of Virginia
•  Lucy Beadnell, The Arc of Northern Virginia


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.


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Past Workshops


hiring caregivers workshop

Consumer Directed Attendant Panel


Presented Monday, November 5, 2018

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.




To watch a reply of the webinar, click here:
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sexual assault prevention workshop

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


Presented Thursday, October 25, 2018


This panel presentation and Q and A session focused 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 shared information on how to prevent abuse and trauma, how to identify trauma, and how to recover from traumatic experiences.

Our panelists included: Ginny Conroy of Social Grace,  Marsha Banks-Harold of PIES Fitness CenterChristina Tosto, LCSW, and Jessica Stoller of Falls Church Wellness Center.

To watch a reply of the webinar, click here:
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emergency preparedness

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

Presented Friday, October 19, 2018


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. Fairfax County agencies discuss different programs, what information is important to share during an emergency and how to be prepared for the unexpected.

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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.