Supports for Mental Wellness

presented by Rappahannock Area Community Service Board:

SUPPORTS FOR MENTAL WELLNESS

Date: September 16, 2019 at 4:30pm

Location: Madison Elementary School Library

This presentation is provided through the Special Education Advisory Committee and the Parent Teacher Resource Center

CHILD FIND

CCPS Child Find Campaign


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.

#DeafSuccess

Back to School with #DeafSuccess

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  

Parents are invited to complete the 2018-2019 Indicator 8 survey

The 2018-2019 Indicator 8 parent survey is available in both the English and Spanish online versions through the links below and in printed format with a postage paid return envelope, which is available in each Caroline County school.

English Version —– https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDOEEnglish

Spanish Version —– https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDOEEspanol

The tabulation of the 2018-2019 Indicator 8 parent survey responses will conclude on January 31, 2020.  If you have questions concerning the parent survey process, please contact Tracy Lee, via email, at Tracy.Lee@doe.virginia.gov, or via telephone, at (804) 225-3492.

VDOE designated Caroline County Public Schools with the highest rating.

The Virginia Department of Education is required to make determinations for each school division’s performance on regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004).  Through the results driven accountability process, school divisions are rated on a scale of 1-4 for special education compliance and results.  On August 20, 2019, VDOE designated Caroline County Public Schools with the highest rating. 

Congratulations to the special education staff and students on a job well done!