Parent Child Advocate Program Calendar

Advocacy, counseling, resources, and free sign language
training for hearing parents/caregivers of children with
hearing loss.

Parent Child Advocate Program

Mark Your Calendar Now for the Following PCA Dates:

                     January 19, 2019           10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

                      February 16, 2019       10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

                      March 16, 2019            10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

                      April 20, 2019              10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

                      May 18, 2019               10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

                      July 20, 2019                10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

August 17, 2019 (Fun Day at Roslyn Conference Center) 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

January – July events will be held at Glen Allen Church of Christ, 11064 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060.   Our August event is our Fun Day at the Roslyn Conference Center.   Pre-registration required for each event.

The Parent Child Advocate (PCA) Program provides free sign language training to hearing parents of children with hearing loss, and advocates of those children.  PCA also assist with providing counseling services, as well as coordinating access to available resources. Join us for learning and fun activities for the whole family, along with opportunities to make new friends! 

For more information about the Parent Child Advocate Program contact Emmett L. Jones, Ph.D. at Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Counseling Services, 1503 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 211, Richmond, VA 23229.

Phone:  (804) 282-1943 (Voice) or (804) 282-1944 TTY

Email Address:

Sponsored by a grant from the Medarva Foundation Fund

Thank you for your service

Please join us as we recognize our school social workers, Valeta Dixon and Margarete Jeffer, during School Social Worker Recognition Week.  Our school social workers provide immense supports to our students and their families.  Thank you for your generous talents and efforts.

Sensory Friendly Movies

Lights are Up, Sound is Down, and You are Totally Free to Move Around!

Is it too dark for you or your child? Is it hard to remain seated for a long time? Is the sound too loud at the movie theaters? Paragon Theaters Sensory Friendly Program provides a sensory friendly environment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder or anyone for whom the environment is suitable and their families to view new release films in theatres across the country. These screenings are presented in a lights up, sound down environment.

See the following for upcoming Sensory Friendly showings. Wonder Park Dream Bigger on March 16th and Disney’s Dumbo on March 30th. Tickets are available at

Paramount Animation’s Wonder Park
Disney's Dumbo
Disney’s Dumbo

Mark Your Calendar for Family Fair ’19

Participant Checklist: We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

Please park in the front parking lots of Caroline Middle School and enter through the doors in the front of the school beginning at 8:30 a.m. to check in.

Family Fair wants to give more back to the community.  **Please bring one or more canned/boxed item(s) to donate to our local Caroline Food Pantry** You will receive a door prize ticket for donated items!

Checklist: > The first 50 participants to register and attend the first session will receive an additional door prize ticket

> Make note of the sessions you chose to attend

> Bring donation of goods for Caroline Food Pantry = Door Prize ticket

> Teachers/Daycare Providers earn certification points for attending Family Fair 

> Be prepared to have fun at the 14th  Family Fair – Saturday, March 16, 2019

Family Fair Schedule 

Breakfast, Registration,

Welcome/Instructions/Vendor Fair        8:30-8:50am

Session 1                                                9:00-10:00am

Session 2                                                10:15-11:15am

Session 3                                                11:30-12:30pm

Lunch                                                      12:30-1:30pm

Closing/Wrap up/ Door prizes                1:30-2:00pm

Contact Susan L. Gayle for more information
Chair for Family Fair Planning Committee
16261 Richmond Turnpike (mailing address)
Bowling Green, VA  22427
804-633-7083 Extension 1702

Behavior Support Training

Mrs. Darlene Keener, Behavior Support Coordinator,  provided division professional development in the process of conducting functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans.  FBAs and BIPs serve all students who demonstrate interfering behaviors.  Contact Mrs. Keener in the Department of Special Education for more information.

Darlene Keener providing support for our teachers