Deaf and Hard of Hearing Map Your Future

Come join us and participate in activities

Are you ready to explore “life beyond high school?” Are you a student that is Deaf and Hard of Hearing? Are you age 14-21? This program may be for you. 

WHEN: July 8-10, 2020 WHERE: Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (Fishersville, Virginia) 

Education and Training Options learn about training options (on-the-job, vocational, college) 

Job Exploration learn about different jobs and careers 

Self Advocacy learn about communicating your needs, explaining your hearing loss 

Workplace Readiness learn about independent living

Are you interested and want to register? Contact: Traci Branch Email: Traci.Branch@dars.virgina.gov Cell: 804-389-5509 VP: 804-616-4838 

2019-2020 Indicator 8 Parent Survey

The School Year 2019-2020 Indicator 8 Parent Involvement Survey collection period is upon us. Please note that the format of the Indicator 8 survey has not changed from last year. There will be a printed survey and postage paid return envelope sent to each local educational agency (LEA) special education administrator for dissemination to parents of children with disabilities, by any means they deem appropriate. There will also be an online survey for parents to access. The printed surveys will be mailed directly to all LEAs no later than April 21, 2020, in quantities to match your LEA’s December 1 Child Count, plus an additional ten percent.

The online survey will be opened on April 15, 2020, and will be available for completion in English and Spanish at the following web addresses:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020SurveyEnglish

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020SurveyEspanol

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is asking for your assistance in promoting the completion of the survey by each of your families who has a child with a disability and is provided special education services through an individualized education program (IEP), by whatever means you deem appropriate. Families who have more than one child receiving special education services should complete a survey for each of their children.

Given that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in school closures through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, we understand the difficulties you will face in getting the hard copy survey into the hands of your parents. As such, we encourage you to have parents complete the survey using the online links listed above. The VDOE will also work with our parent agency partners to make the availability of the online survey known to parents across the Commonwealth.

Copied in part from an email dated April 3, 2020 from the Virginia Department of Education, Samantha M. Hollins, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education to the Directors of Special Education throughout Virginia.