Prince William Parks, Recreation & Tourism's ADAPTED RECREATION

Veronica Laughman, CTRS, ADA Coordinator
vlaughman@pwcgov.org,  703-792-8066
Prince William Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Silver Lake Park

  • ADAPTED ARCHERY (Ages 8 -18)
    • Learn the safe and proper way to handle and shoot archery with a certified instructor. Equipment will be provided. This class is specifically designed for youth with disabilities. Lessons will be adapted to meet the needs of each individual in the class. Each child will have a designated station with bow, wrist guard, and arrows. You may bring your own bow for use after safety inspection by the instructor.
    • 340001 KA
    • Saturdays,  October 17 - November 7
    • 9 - 10:30 a.m.
    • $ 65
  • ADAPTED FISHING (Ages 8-18)
    • This class is designed for kids with disabilities. Learn the basics of fishing and identify different species of fish. Rods and bait will be provided, however, you are welcome to bring your lucky rod with you to this class. Lessons will be adapted to meet the needs of each individual in the class.
    • 340001 KB
    • Saturdays,  September 19 - October 10
    • 9 - 10:30 a.m.
    • $ 65

George Hellwig Memorial Park

  • ADAPTED BASEBALL (Ages 8 - 14)
    • This five-week program is designed to be an inclusive sporting event for children of all abilities. The children will be put into pairs (or teams) and given an opportunity for age appropriate play. Cleats are not required. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water. Let’s play ball!
    • 340001 EA
    • Saturdays, October 3 - October 31
    • 10 - 11:45 a.m.
    • $ 85

Neabsco Boardwalk

  • HIKING SCAVENGER HUNT (Ages 8 - 14)
    • This program is design for children with disabilities and their families. Please join us for an amazing nature scavenger hunt on the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk. We will look for critters, plants, birds, etc. as we walk along the boardwalk and back.
    • 34001 QA
    • Friday,  October 2
    • 5:45  - 6:45 p.m.
    • $ 8

"Your Voice Matter: Empowering Parents to Engage"

Presenter - Tina Norris, Family Engagement Specialist, PEATC

When:    Friday, October 23, 2020  (10 – 11:30 a.m.)

Where:   Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Pre - Registration: Required      

*Survey and Certificate will be sent via email after workshop

Parents, your voice matters! Parental engagement is vitally important now more than ever in these uncertain times. During this interactive workshop participants will be empowered to see the value of their gifts, expertise, and contributions around authentic family engagement. Participants will explore their personal definition of parent engagement and learn effective approaches to advocating for their child. Practical tips and techniques that can be immediately implemented to sustain strong collaborative relationships with your child’s school will be shared. Tina Norris is a skilled trainer in bullying prevention, puberty, and family engagement and brings years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families to her position as the Family Engagement Specialist at PEATC.

There is no charge to attend; however, pre-registration is required.

This workshop is being offered for informational purposes only. Information shared does not represent the opinion of or endorsement by either The Arc of Greater Prince William or Prince William County Public Schools Special Education Parent Resource Center.

 


"Sensory Success: How to Use Sensory, Supports at Home"

with Erin Clemens, OTR/L, BCP, CIMI

When:    Wednesday, November 18, 2020  (7:00  p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

Where:   Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Pre - Registration: Required      

*Survey and Certificate will be sent via email after workshop

Does your child have challenges with processing sensory input?  Are you looking for some basic strategies to use at home, particularly during this pandemic?  Then you don't want to miss this parent workshop!  Join Erin Clemens, occupational therapist, as she reviews all of the 8 sensory systems (yes, there are EIGHT!) and shares tips and strategies for supporting children in their home environment who struggle with processing input from the senses.  You will leave this workshop with some easy and actionable tips to make the home environment more accommodating for children. There will be time to get your specific questions answered.  Erin Clemens has been a pediatric occupational therapist for 18 years and is the owner of Pediatric Achievements in Lake Ridge, providing occupational, physical, and speech therapy for infants and children from birth through age 21.  Ms. Clemens is a past professor with the OTA program at Northern Virginia Community College, and is currently serving her second term as President of the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association.  She is also President-Elect of PWC SEPTA (Special Education PTA).

There is no charge to attend; however, pre-registration is required.

This workshop is being offered for informational purposes only. Information shared does not represent the opinion of or endorsement by either The Arc of Greater Prince William or Prince William County Public Schools Special Education Parent Resource Center.

 


TTAC Resource Spotlight

(A resource brief to support virtual professional learning for division partner staff and families)

Presented by Virginia Department of Education Training and Technical Assistance Center George Mason University.

Family Resources for Virtual and Hybrid Special Education.

  • VDOE: COVID-10 Resources for Parents, Families and Caregivers
    • Virgina Department of Education webpage for families that is continually updated with critical COVID-19 unformation and resources for families with students with disabilities.
  • MCPER: "Helping Your Kid With..." Videos for Families
    • The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) provides videos to help families use effective practices to teach students at home due to COVID-19. Topics covered include: Early language and literacy, building vocabulary and comprehension, activity transitions, cooperating with difficult tasks and many more.
  • IRIS Module: Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • This module offers tips for family members to support children learning at home during the COVID-10 pandemic and answers questions such as: "what is my role, how can I support my child socially and emotionally, and how can I found out what my child should be learning?"
  • Formed Families Forward: Webinar Recordings and Accompanying Materials
    • Formed Families Forward, a partner organization with Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS), provides relevant pandemic specific webinars on topics such as: "Learning at Home in a Trauma Sensitive Environment." "Our Shared Space - A Home and Virtual Classroom," "Supporting Positive Behaviors during Learning at Home," "Planning the High School Transition to Post-Secondary Education," and " getting Ready to Help Your Child Learn at Home."
  • Assistive Technology Network, VDOE: Virtual Therapy Webinars
    • Topics include: “Exploring Platform Options for Virtual Therapies, “Coaching Facilitators to Maximize Virtual Therapy Sessions,” “Interactive Activities to Keep Students Engaged During Virtual Therapy Sessions,” and a downloadable Virtual Learning and Accommodations Guide
  • For additional excellent resources visit the VA Family Special Education Connection and TTAC Online.

https://ttaconline.org/events

https://ttaconline.org/state-event

https://ttaconline.org/online-event

https://ttaconline.org/region-4

 


PEATC

PEATC is launching Connecting the Dots, an early childhood webinar series focused on connecting the resources and therapies that help our young children learn and thrive. Check out the topics below for more information and how to register.

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