Webinars, Workshops, and Conferences

Upcoming Webinar and Workshop Topics:

 

Which Therapy is Right for That?

 

Advice from Siblings- What We’ve Learned and How We’re Involved Now

 

Workshops and Webinars on Special Needs Trusts

 

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Upcoming Workshops

 

Which Therapy webinar

Which Therapy is Right for That?

 

Thursday, February 4, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many people find it confusing and overwhelming to figure out which therapy meets the needs of their child and if they should use more than one kind. This expert panel will walk families through what the common therapies cover and how they can complement each other.

 

Join The Arc of Northern Virginia, an Applied Behavioral Analysis therapist, a speech-language pathologist, and an occupational therapist as they share information about how their work can benefit people with developmental disabilities and how the various therapies can work together to complement each other.

 

Our Panel of Presenters will include:

•  Jamie Guzman, OTR/L, The Children’s Therapy Center
•  Rebecca Jensen, BCBA, Engage Behavioral Health
•  Blair Oliff, SLP, The Children’s Therapy Center

 

Remember, our Webinars and Workshops are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

 

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Practice Traffic Stops

 

TWO SESSIONS:
Tuesday, January 12th AND Thursday, January 14th, 2021
10:00am to 12:00 noon

 

The Arc of Northern Virginia has partnered with Fairfax Police, School Board Member Rachna Sizemore Heizer, and Supervisor Lusk to create a new event to help people with disabilities interact with police officers, and vice-versa.

 

Practice Traffic Stops is a two-day event that provides a non-confrontational opportunity to learn how best to behave if pulled over by a police officer. The experience is also a way for officers to gain awareness of and better understand a driver who may have a developmental disability.

 

People learning to drive and licensed drivers are welcome. Participants will need to bring a vehicle. Driver may bring a support person, but everyone will stay in their cars and wear a mask at all times. The practice traffic stop will be with a real police officer in a controlled environment.

 

Practice Traffic Stops will take place on Tuesday, January 12th and Thursday, January 14th of 2021 from 10 AM-12 PM at Edison High School. Pre-registration is required. Those who sign up will be randomly assigned a time.

 

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Advice from siblings panel webinar

Advice from Siblings-
What We’ve Learned and How We’re Involved Now

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siblings are increasingly becoming the default caregiver as people with DD live longer and outlive their parents. More and more siblings are also becoming an active part of planning for the future of their loved ones. The role and responsibilities are not easy; there are questions, and a little support goes a long, long way.

 

So we’ve assembled a panel of siblings to provide support and answers. This sibling panel will discuss what it meant to be a sibling of someone with DD growing up, how it shaped them and their lives, and tips and ideas for siblings now.

 

Our panelists for this session are Ginny Conroy, Walter Suskind, and Dora Tetteyfio.

 

Because we recognize the individuality of each situation – what works for one won’t necessarily work for everyone – we’ll provide multiple viewpoints so participants can get a broader range of ideas and prospectives of for siblings to view their experience and be involved. The panelists are all siblings who are actively involved in the life of their adult brother or sister with DD and have had that involvement shape their life in some way.

 

Though designed for siblings, parents may want listen and pass it onto their adult kids. Additionally, professionals who engage with siblings, and anyone thinking about the future of caregiving are welcome.

 

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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.