The first annual Fall Family Resource Fair, hosted by the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB) Family Resource Center, will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at VSDB in Staunton. This will be an opportunity for families of individuals with disabilities to collect valuable resources. I want families to be able to focus on gathering applicable resources, so I will also have activities available for children (no specific ages). This resource fair is open to any families of individuals with disabilities and is not limited by geographic area, disability type, or age of individual.
This is to inform you about our Child Find Campaign. Caroline County Public Schools participate in an ongoing process of locating, identifying and evaluating children ages two through twenty-one who are suspected of having a disability. Special Education disabilities include:
Autism Spectrum Disorder Developmental Delay
Deaf-Blindness Hearing Impairment
Visual Impairment Intellectual Disability
Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment
Emotional Disability Speech-Language Impairment
Specific Learning Disability Other Health Impairment
Special Education programs are available for children with special needs in Caroline County and any child who is identified as having a disability is entitled to a free, appropriate education which is designed to meet his/her needs. Screenings can be made upon referral to our schools. If you know of a child who has a disability or you suspect may have a disability, you may refer the family to us. All referrals are considered confidential and screenings are free of charge to families.
Happy 2019-20 School Year! Please see and share as appropriate the following that may be of interest especially to teachers of secondary transition age students (middle and high school) and parents of children of ALL AGES — you are going to blink and they’ll be all grown up! 5 Ways to Go Back to School with #DeafSuccessThis month the National Deaf Center is thrilled to launch a new outreach initiative called Back To School with #DeafSuccess! With information sent to 500 high schools and via social media, the NDC is supporting deaf high school students, their teachers, and their families as they navigate the coming school year and prepare for a successful transition to college, training programs, or jobs. Check out and share: 5 Ways to Go Back to School with #DeafSuccessNDC-backtoschool2019 At this link you’ll have access to many free downloadable resources including those that address important topics as students approach their senior year of high school – transition, self-advocacy AND testing and accommodations(see the attached Student Planning Guide.pdf). In addition, there is a link to YouTube videos of Deaf adults in a variety of jobs. These may be very helpful to use with transition age students as they explore career options. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCXvz50QBXj7dnei1F8Fg7JMqZ0003SL3 SIGN UP TO RECEIVE NATIONAL DEAF CENTER eNEWSLETTER DIRECTLY: https://www.nationaldeafcenter.org/newsletter-listserv-sign-up Registration OPENING SOON: Fall 2019 Literacy-DHH 101 Community of PracticeSave the Date: STS Visual Phonics, Saturday, October 26 in Richmond