Youth & Family Summit

About June 14 - 16, 2022 Location: James Madison University - Festival Conference & Student Center, Harrisonburg, VA   The Youth and Parent Summit is a three-day event held each June and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Partnership for People with Disabilities. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth meet to network and discuss…

Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) Summer Institute

2022 Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) Summer Institute One Day Virtual Conference June 21, 2022 Come join us to engage in 6 hours of professional development in the areas of language/literacy, fluency, selective mutism and the production of /r/! Registration open until May 17, 2022, or until event is full Click here to register

Special Education Teacher Support Academy (SETSA)

James Madison University Festival Conference & Student Center

Special Education Teacher Support Academy (SETSA) June 27- 30, 2022 (check-in on the evening of June 26) James Madison University Festival Conference & Student Center Harrisonburg, VA   This academy is seeking 100 early-career special education teachers (beginning through year 3) and 20 veteran special education teachers (who may apply to serve as coaches). This…

Content Teaching Academy (CTA)

James Madison University Festival Conference & Student Center

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will sponsor several content teaching academies on June 27-30, 2022, at James Madison University. The academies are designed to enhance outcomes of students with disabilities and to promote inclusive practices. Each academy can accommodate 100 participants, and the target audience is specific to each academy’s focus. Due to space…

MOVE Summit

MOVE Summit,  July 17-19, 2022 Empowering African American males with disabilities to unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school to be college and career-ready. Virginia State University Each July, the Virginia Department of Education welcomes African-American males with disabilities from across the Commonwealth to participate in a three-day summit.  Through utilizing state…

MOVE Summit

MOVE Summit,  July 17-19, 2022 Empowering African American males with disabilities to unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school to be college and career-ready. Virginia State University Each July, the Virginia Department of Education welcomes African-American males with disabilities from across the Commonwealth to participate in a three-day summit.  Through utilizing state…

MOVE Summit

MOVE Summit,  July 17-19, 2022 Empowering African American males with disabilities to unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school to be college and career-ready. Virginia State University Each July, the Virginia Department of Education welcomes African-American males with disabilities from across the Commonwealth to participate in a three-day summit.  Through utilizing state…

Region 5 Fall Transition Conference

October 14, 2022, 8:00am - 3:30pm JMU Festival Conference & Student Center, Harrisonburg, VA FREE! Join your Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) and the Center on Transition Innovations (CTI) for a full-day transition conference at James Madison University. This refresher will provide an overview of the transition process, explore transition assessments, discuss…

Nov. 14 – Dec. 19, 2022 Early Childhood Academy

Early Childhood Academy (ECA) is a free, five-week online program that will assist families in supporting their child's early learning and development. Participants who complete all sessions will receive a certificate of completion with 9 contact hours. This program opens on November 14, 2022, and closes on December 19, 2022.   Click here to register. 

How to Make a Ruckus

Come Make a Ruckus with Us! Join your Region 5 TTAC for a 1-hour virtual workshop led by Daniel Bauer from Better Leaders, Better Schools. Tuesday, November 15th, 10:00-11:00 am via zoom When you are a Ruckus Maker, you are a leader who does three things: Invests in your continuous growth Challenges the Status Quo Designs the…

Nov. 21 – Dec. 12, 2022 Building Strong Parent Advocates

This is a free training that provides information to help families build solid foundations in understanding the special education process while empowering them to be their child's best advocate. This program can be accessed anytime between November 21, 2022, and December 12, 2022. Participants who complete the training will receive a certificate of completion showing 6 hours.…