Webinars, Workshops, and Conferences

Upcoming Webinar and Workshop Topics:

Webinar: Social Media Safety for Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Conference: Transition Series 2020


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Upcoming Workshops


social media safety workshop

Social Media Safety for Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Wednesday, May 20, 2020  –  10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Via LIVE Webinar


Presented by Mary Jo Krile, Ph.D.






Social media use has many benefits for young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). However, it also poses many dangers. As today’s society continually engages with social media, it is critical to provide these young adults with the skills needed to safely navigate these virtual platforms. This webinar will provide strategies for teaching young adults with IDD safe social media use, tips that range from ensuring social media accounts are private to blocking and reporting predators/cyberbullying, and resources that can be accessed for instructing social media safety skills to these young adults. The webinar will conclude with a question and answer portion in which questions about helping young adults with IDD safely use social media can be asked.


Dr. Krile holds a doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degree in special education. She has eight years of experience in teaching students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) in the public and postsecondary education settings. The previous four years of this experience consisted of teaching digital literacy to young adults with IDD enrolled in a postsecondary education program. Krile’s dissertation was dedicated to promoting social media use and safety for young adults with ID. She has also presented on social media safety for young adults with ID at local and national conferences. Her research interests include forming resources and strategies that can be used to promote safe social media use for young adults with IDD.


Due to the COVID-19 crisis, and recognizing the need to practice social distancing, this workshop will only be presented as a live, on-line webinar.


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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.