Virginia Department of Education Offering Free Training Sessions
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is offering training to parents of students with disabilities on critical decision points that can affect a child's ability to earn a diploma and be ready for higher education or a career.
The free, four-hour sessions offered in eight locations, beginning this month through February are available to parents of children with disabilities who are currently eligible or being considered for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitative Act of 1973.
The training dates and locations are as follows:
October 17, 2018 - Bristol
October 18, 2018 - Roanoke
November 8, 2018 - Manassas
November 15, 2018 - Staunton
December 10, 2018- Richmond
January 16, 2018 - Suffolk
January 16, 2018 - Frederiscksburg
February 5, 2018 - Appomatox
The training sessions are being offered in partnership with the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.
The registration deadline is October 10, 2018 for the sessions in Bristol and Roanoke. Additional information and links to register for any of the Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities training is available on the VDOE website.
A limited number of hotel rooms are available for parents and caregivers who want to attend and who live more than 60 miles from the training locations.