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Sep 21, 2020 EXCITING NEWS!!!
Jul 17, 2018 REGISTER TODAY!
PEATC's Parent & Youth Empowerment Summit!
Jun 20, 2018 Register Today!
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Jun 20, 2018 WAITLIST ONLY!
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Apr 09, 2018 Register Today!
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Feb 20, 2018 NEW DATES!!!!
Feb 02, 2018 Register Today!
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PEATC's EFMP/SLO Training 2018
Feb 02, 2018 NEW DATES!
Jul 12, 2017 2017 PEATC Parent and Youth Empowerment Summit
Jun 21, 2017 U.S. Senate preparing to vote on the health care bill
Includes proposed cuts to Medicaid
Jun 08, 2017 PEATC Fundraiser in Roanoke: Painting Our Passion!
On Saturday June 10, 2017
May 24, 2017 A NEW PEATC webinar
"Understanding the Impact of Trauma: What to Do at Home and School"
May 24, 2017 Space Available!
PEATC's 2017 Parent Institute
May 22, 2017 SAVE THE DATE!
2nd Juvenile Justice Symposium
May 17, 2017 Save the Dates!
PEATC trainings for Military Families and Professionals
May 02, 2017 Join PEATC this spring for NEW webinars!
Participate LIVE or access on-demand LATER
Apr 30, 2017 POSTPONED - Paint & Unwine with PEATC
NEW date TBA
Apr 10, 2017 NEWS from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)
Dyslexia Awareness online training for teachers
Apr 05, 2017 A NEW on-demand PEATC training!
"Music Therapy" webinar
Mar 31, 2017 A NEW PEATC Factsheet
Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC Plus)
Mar 23, 2017 Unanimous Supreme Court decision
In "Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District"
Mar 21, 2017 Hop to it!
Audible Egg Hunts in Virginia
Mar 15, 2017 PEATC News You Need
"Basics of HR 610"
Feb 27, 2017 New Technical Assistance (TA) website launched
"Youth Pathways to Post-Secondary and Employment"
Feb 23, 2017 Upcoming PEATC webinar announced
"Learning Environments and LD"
Feb 02, 2017 Congratulations to PEATC's Lisa Wakeman
Nominee for Military Spouse of the Year
Dec 02, 2016 PEATC Press Release
Governor McAuliffe Announces Third Round of Federal Preschool Expansion Grants
Nov 28, 2016 PEATC Annual Reports
For 2015 and 2016
Nov 28, 2016 Announced by the US Department of Education today
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Final Regulations
Nov 21, 2016 DMAS conducting waiver public forums
Dates in November 2016, December 2016, and January 2017
Nov 10, 2016 New resources from PEATC
PEATC's Military Outreach program
Nov 09, 2016 NEW resources from PEATC
Factsheets for parents on a variety of topics
Nov 09, 2016 PEATC Press Release
The Use of Digital Technology in Early Learning
Nov 07, 2016 PEATC Press Release
New U.S. Department of Education Guidance released
Nov 04, 2016 PEATC Open House - November 3, 2016
Thank you for Joining us
Nov 01, 2016 Just Announced!
By Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe
Oct 24, 2016 SAVE THE DATE!
PEATC's Open House
Oct 20, 2016 A NEW On-Demand training opportunity
"Organization, Rewards, and Success!"
Oct 18, 2016 ANNOUNCING ParentCamp VA
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Oct 18, 2016 Virginia Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
Including Board Appointments to the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC)
Oct 13, 2016 The Ms. Wheelchair Virginia organization
2017 Contestant Recruitment
Oct 05, 2016 A NEW On-Demand training opportunity
"Understanding Testing Results for Dyslexia"
Oct 03, 2016 Guess Who’s Turning 30???
Public Law 99-457
Sep 28, 2016 A NEW On-Demand training opportunity
"Family Engagement: Creating Synergy" webinar
Sep 19, 2016 THIS THURSDAY!
Charmed By Charity Soiree at ALEX AND ANI
Sep 12, 2016 ACT WorkKeys Business Writing Assessment being Discontinued
ACT will discontinue this test on June 1, 2017
Jul 26, 2016 News from the U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Releases ADHD Guidance
Jun 16, 2016 New PEATC webinar announced!
Topic: "The Center on Transition Innovations (CTI)"
Jun 13, 2016 Summer is here in Virginia!
It's time to train
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Jun 13, 2016 Summer is here in Virginia!
It's time to train
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Jun 07, 2016 A NEW On-Demand PEATC webinar
"Coming of Age: My Child Is Turning 18, Now What?"
Jun 07, 2016 Attention PEATC Youth
Check out our latest resources
Jun 07, 2016 The June PEATC Press is Here!
It's time to TRAVEL!
May 12, 2016 A NEW On-Demand PEATC webinar
"Understanding Section 504 - Civil Rights Law"
May 12, 2016 The May PEATC Press is Here!
In May, we are talking about Forming Families
Apr 29, 2016 NEW PEATC training opportunity
Especially for professionals serving our Virginia Military families
Apr 28, 2016 A NEW On-Demand PEATC webinar
"Assistive Technology for Literacy"
Apr 28, 2016 Upcoming PEATC Webinar
On Section 504
Apr 25, 2016 The World of Possibilities disAbilities Expo in Arlington, VA
May 14, 2016
Apr 20, 2016 A NEW on-demand PEATC training webinar
Moving on from Elementary to Middle School with an IEP
Apr 13, 2016 Virginia House Bill 1213 approved
This Act will amend the Code of Virginia
Apr 08, 2016 The April PEATC Press is Here!
In April, we are talking about Social Skills
Mar 08, 2016 A NEW on-demand PEATC training webinar
"Can food impact ADHD?"
Mar 07, 2016 The March PEATC Press is Here!
In March, we are focusing on Child Safety
Feb 25, 2016 Join us for our next Webinar
"Can food impact ADHD?" on March 8, 2016
Feb 25, 2016 NEW resource from the CP NOW Foundation
"The Cerebral Palsy Tool Kit: From Diagnosis to Understanding"
Feb 24, 2016 A great resource from The disAbility Law Center of Virginia
"Ask the Expert" Video Series
Feb 18, 2016 Save the Date!!! Summer 2016!
The 2016 Youth Leadership Forum (YLF)
Feb 17, 2016 A NEW on-demand PEATC training webinar
ADHD - Positive impact of Summer Camps and Nature based programs
Feb 15, 2016 The February PEATC Press is Here!
In FEBRUARY, we are looking ahead to Spring and Summer Breaks!
Nov 24, 2015 A NEW on-demand PEATC training webinar
"FOIA: The Freedom of Information Act and it's Impact on Local SEACs"
Nov 12, 2015 A NEW on-demand PEATC training webinar
"Dyslexia: Insights, Resources and Current Understandings"
Nov 10, 2015 The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is seeking your input
DARS Needs Assessment Survey
Nov 09, 2015 Join PEATC for our next Webinar!
"FOIA: The Freedom of Information Act and it's Impact on Local SEACs"
Nov 09, 2015 A NEW On-Demand PEATC Training!
College Transition Q & A
Nov 06, 2015 The November PEATC Press is Here!
We are celebrating Families and Siblings!
Nov 04, 2015 A new proclomaition from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe
November is Family Involvement in Education Month
Oct 27, 2015 Join us for our next PEATC Parent Coffee
"Dyslexia in the Special Education Process"
Oct 21, 2015 The U.S. Department of Education announces a new resource
A new guide designed to help school officials support undocumented immigrant students
Oct 14, 2015 We want YOU to join our team!!
PEATC is recruiting for a Military Outreach Specialist
Oct 13, 2015 Announcing PEATC's latest workshop
"Understanding Diversity"
Aug 19, 2015 The Life Enrichment Awards Program (LEAP)
Awards Now Being Offered to Transitioning Youth with Disabilities
Jul 16, 2015 A NEW On-Demand training Webinar
The Virginia State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC): A Voice for Virginia Families
Jul 07, 2015 A NEW On-Demand training Webinar
"The Value of Functional Behavioral Assessments"
Jul 07, 2015 Two NEW fact sheets from PEATC
Topics include Transition and Special Education Law
Jun 29, 2015 Spread the PEATC message without saying a word!
Let our new PEATC shirt do the talking!
Jun 09, 2015 A NEW On-Demand training Webinar
Collaborative Advocacy Efforts: Working Together Towards Change
Jun 08, 2015 PEATC's 'Families Engaging Families' Monthly Networking Call
June’s topic: Transition
Jun 02, 2015 The June PEATC PRESS is here!
Summer is Here!
May 29, 2015 NEW PEATC webinar coming soon!
On Collaborative Advocacy
May 13, 2015 A NEW On-Demand training Webinar
"AIM Virginia 101" presented by Ian Moore of AIM-VA
May 11, 2015 PEATC wants to partner with YOU!
Parents as Collaborative Leaders: Improving Outcomes for Children with Disabilities
May 01, 2015 A NEW On-Demand training Webinar
"Finding Hidden Gold for Special Needs Families"
Apr 08, 2015 A NEW On-Demand training Webinar
Is My ADHD Student Ready for College AND Success?
Apr 03, 2015 ATTENTION Special Education Advocates in Virginia!
Announcing the Virginia Advocacy Symposium
Apr 02, 2015 April is Autism Awareness Month
Proclamation from Virginia Governor McAuliffe
Apr 01, 2015 NEW PEATC webinar coming soon!
Join us on April 7, 2015
Mar 25, 2015 NEW Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Testing Information
From the Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services
Mar 19, 2015 NEW PEATC webinar coming soon!
Join us on March 24, 2015
Mar 11, 2015 Save the Date! Saturday, March 14, 2015 3pm EST
Early Identification and Intervention
Mar 03, 2015 Our latest PEATC Press is here!
It's March .... It's time to get ready for Summer Camp season and ESY!
Feb 27, 2015 A NEW On-Demand Training Webinar
Presented by Summer Jones and Co-Hosted by NoVaDC CHADD
Feb 23, 2015 Informational Workshop on Prior Written Notice
Presented by Virginia Department of Education's Hank Millward
Feb 13, 2015 The Advocates in Disability Award (ADA) program
Young leaders with a disability are encouraged to apply for up to $10,000 in funding
Feb 01, 2015 Our latest PEATC Press is here!
It's FEBRUARY ....
Jan 22, 2015 NEW AIM-VA resources and webinars
FREE In-Person Training for Virginia teachers and administrators
Jan 15, 2015 FREE Financial Aid 101 Webinar for Virginia residents
Sponsored by the Super FAFSA Project Virginia
Jan 14, 2015 2015 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Leadership Academy
Accepting applications through February 15, 2015
Jan 13, 2015 NEW On Demand training from PEATC
A webinar presented by Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, CPCC, ACG
Jan 08, 2015 Happy New Year!
The 1st PEATC Press of 2015 has arrived!
Jan 08, 2015 The NEW Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available now
Learn what's new with the FAFSA
Dec 17, 2014 A new PEATC resource!
"Selecting an Appropriate Child Care"
Dec 17, 2014 The U.S. Senate passes the ABLE Act
The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014
Dec 11, 2014 A new PEATC resource!
"How to make sure your child’s IEP goals are MEASURABLE"
Dec 08, 2014 Three NEW joint "Dear Colleague" Letters from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice
Correctional Education in Juvenile Justice Facilities
Dec 02, 2014 December is a time to advocate and give back!
The latest PEATC Press is here!
Nov 25, 2014 Initiating an Individualized Education Program
An article from Staples' Education Research Center
Nov 18, 2014 NEW Transition resource from PEATC
"Dude, Where's My Transition Plan"
Nov 12, 2014 Stepped Transition in Education Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Survey participants sought by The Psychosocial Interventions Lab at Virginia Tech
Oct 29, 2014 Down Syndrome Awareness license plate Virginia's first Down Syndrome Awareness license plate
Be a part of Virginia history!
Oct 21, 2014 NEW Dear Colleague Letter from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights
"Responding to Bullying of Students with Disabilities"
Oct 17, 2014 PEATC STRIKES OUT against bullying!
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Oct 14, 2014 PEATC's newest Factsheet
"Do You Know About Virginia’s EDCD Waiver?"
Sep 26, 2014 Down Syndrome of Greater Richmond (DSAGR) Enrichment Funding
The "REACH-OUT" Enrichment Program is taking applications now
Sep 25, 2014 NEW and updated Early Intervention resources
PEATC Early Intervention Workshops
Sep 18, 2014 NEW Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Resource Available
“Guidance for Military Families With Students In Special Education”
Sep 11, 2014 Training On Demand from PEATC
View our archive of training resources
A FREE conference for families and professionals supporting people with disabilities
Sep 02, 2014 PEATC is Recruiting
Bilingual Information Specialist position
Aug 26, 2014 PEATC awarded 5 year grant
Grant awarded by the Department of Education
Aug 04, 2014 It's August ... and Back-to-School Time!
August PEATC Press
Jul 31, 2014 Virginia's Sales Tax Holiday
Friday August 1st through Sunday August 3rd, 2014
Jul 01, 2014 It's JULY ... Let's Celebrate Independence!!
July PEATC Press
Jun 26, 2014 H.R.803 - Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act)
An act to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998
May 13, 2014 Parents As Collaborative Leaders (PACL)
Location Announcements & FAQ
May 13, 2014 SAVE THE DATE - June 3, 2014
“When the School Says NO!” Workshop
Apr 02, 2014 PEATC wants to partner with YOU!
Parents as Collaborative Leaders: Improving Outcomes for Children with Disabilities
Mar 04, 2014 Marching towards Summer and Special Needs Summer Camps
Dec 06, 2013 Happy Holidays to YOU!
PEATC Press- December Issue w/ Parent Engagement Calendar
Oct 09, 2013 PEATC is Hiring
Latino Outreach Information Specialist
May 24, 2013 What Parents Can Do NOW
Virginia Diploma Issue Brief #2
Feb 04, 2013 PEATC PRESS Newsletter
February Edition
Sep 26, 2012 Welcome New Staff Member
Heather Arbeen
Sep 12, 2012 Welcome New Staff Member
Daniela Ancalle
Jun 25, 2012 VietFest 2012
Annual Vietnamese Heritage Fesival
Jan 10, 2012 Coffee Time
Sep 20, 2011 Employment First Summit
October 4th and October 5th, Virginia Beach
Aug 17, 2011 Social Robot Study
Aug 10, 2011 2011 Assessment of Disability Service System
A must read for anyone living with disability in Virginia
Jul 07, 2011 PEATC Meets Virginia’s Elementary School Principals at Annual Conference
Jun 06, 2011 PIRC Logo PEATC in the News!
Jun 05, 2011 PEATC at Local Color Event in Roanoke, Virginia
May 30, 2011 College Freshmen and Transfer Students with Disabilities.
Workshop at George Mason University
Apr 29, 2011 PEATC at Northampton County
Partnership with the Northampton Schools Migrant Program
Apr 23, 2011 PEATC Presents Topical Institute on School Discipline
May 14, 2011 2:00 until 6:00 pm
Apr 10, 2011 Autism Internet Research Study
Parent Volunteers Needed
Mar 14, 2011 PEATC Coffee Time Trains Parents on IEP and IDEA in Spanish
Nov 05, 2010 vpirc logo VAPIRC At Work in Norfolk Public Schools
Oct 26, 2010 VA PTI Logo PEATC in Panel Presentation on Family Support Center on Disabilities
Aug 27, 2010 Virginia Department of Education logo Virginia Department of Education & Virginia Commonwealth University Announce New Autism Center Partnership
The Center will Help Schools to Better Serve Students with Autism
Aug 12, 2010 VA PTI Logo Jobs Projections Through 2018
A Workforce Report
Jul 27, 2010 VA PIRC LOGO PEATC at the NCLR (National Council La Raza) Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX
Jul 15, 2010 VA PTI logo Disability Benefits are not Just For Grown-Ups
Learn How to Get Disability for Your Child
Jun 25, 2010 Virginia PTI logo School-to-Prison Pipeline?
Linking Zero-Tolerance Policies and Suspensions to Drop-outs and Juvenile Incarceration
Jun 10, 2010 Virginia PTI logo Have a Disagreement?
Think Mediation
May 26, 2010 Next Steps logo Thinking About This Summer Yet?
May 19, 2010 Accomack Schools Open Parent Center
May 11, 2010 Next Steps Logo Financial Aid Resources
May 07, 2010 Rosalía Fajardo talking about PEATC and our programs PEATC partners with Mexican Consulate to outreach Latino families in Manassas
Apr 26, 2010 Parent Leaders actively participating during training Latino Parents as Collaborative Leaders Prepare to Reach Out to Other Parents
Apr 21, 2010 PEATC logo PEATC at Culmore Day 2010
Working Together to Improve Lives for Families and Children
Apr 05, 2010 Next Steps logo PEATC NEXT STEPS 2010 Transition Program Webinars
Guardianship – Rights, Risks, and Responsibilities
Mar 22, 2010 Dr. Archer (School Principal), Vince (Community organization) and Roberto PEATC to Offer Parent Involvement Workshop at Camp Allen Elementary School in Norfolk
Mar 12, 2010 Next Steps logo Next Transition Webinar Monday, March 15, 2010
PEATC NEXT STEPS 2010 Transition Program Webinars
Monday, March 15, 2010
Jan 27, 2010 Fanny's Story
Jan 11, 2010 Next Steps logo Transition Resources
Jan 04, 2010