PRC Workshops & Webinars

If you have any questions or want more information on any of these topics, please contact Katy Wilde, PRC coordinator, at (804) 365-4596 or via email.

Upcoming Workshops and Webinars Sponsored by the Hanover PRC

  • April 18, 2023, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
    Join Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) for “Planning for the Future: Financial & Decision Options”: Planning for the future is important for all parents, but for parents of children with disabilities it is vital. This workshop will offer information to help learn about options and tools for making these important decisions. Topics covered will be: age of majority, guardianship, power of attorney, supported decision making, special needs trusts, ABLE accounts, and letters of intent. Visit the PEATC website for more resources and online training opportunities.
    Please see our Planning for the Future: Financial and Decision Options flyer for more information.
    Register here: Planning for the Future

  • April 20, 2023, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom
    Join Lauren Whitlock and Melinda Simon as they share more about “Using AAC at Home.” They will provide participants with information about how to encourage students to use AAC to communicate and engage in activities in the home environment.
    Register here: Using AAC at Home (Zoom)

  • April 22, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Passport to Summer Family Resource Fair: Presented in partnership by the Hanover County Parent Resource Center and the Hanover County Community Services Board, the Passport to Summer Resource Fair will provide families and community members with the opportunity to learn more about resources available in Hanover and the Richmond area for families of students with disabilities.

    Passport to Summer Resource Fair Participating Agencies and Organizations:
    • Hanover Community Services Board: Waiver Services, Behavioral Wellness, Mental Health [Breakout sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.]
    • Hanover County Parks & Recreation
    • Hanover County Sheriff's Office
    • Hanover DASH
    • Hanover County Schools Federal Programs
    • Atlee YMCA
    • Autism Society of Central VA [Breakout session at 11:00 a.m.]
    • Virginia Down Syndrome Association
    • Jacob's Chance [Breakout session at Noon]
    • River City Inclusive Gym
    • Best Buddies VA/DC [Breakout session at 11:30 a.m.]
    • The ARC of Hanover [Breakout session at 1:00 p.m.]
    • The ARC of Virginia
    • SOAR 365
    • Better2Gether
    • PEATC (Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center)
    • VCU ACE (Autism Center for Excellence)
    • DARS (Department of Aging & Rehabilitative Services
    • DBVI (Virginia Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired)
    • Virginia 529/ABLE Accounts

    Attendees who visit tables and fill their passports with stamps can enter to win door prizes from some of these community organizations and community businesses! A huge thank you to the agencies and businesses on this (growing!) list for donating door prizes for the event:

    • River City Inclusive Gym
    • YMCA
    • Best Buddies
    • Hanover County Sheriff
    • Kings Dominion
    • ABLE Now
    • Williams Bakery
  • May 11, 2023, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Atlee Branch Library
    Join Lauren Whitlock and Melinda Simon for the last workshop in the AAC series, “Using AAC in the Community.” Discover ways to encourage students to use AAC to communicate and engage in their communities.
    Register here: Using AAC in the Community

  • May 16, 2023, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Branch Public Library
    Join Dana Traynham from the DisAbility Law Center of Virginia (DLCV) as she shares information on decision making options in Virginia, “How to Decide Who Decides When I Can’t Decide.” This presentation will explore the options families can consider as their students approach the age of majority (and the legal age of independent decision-making) at age 18. Families of students of all ages are encouraged to attend!
    Register here: How Do I Decide Who Decides

  • May 18, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Online Workshop
    Join staff from the Virginia Department of Education TTAC (Training & Technical Assistance Center) at VCU as they present on visual supports that you can use at home and in the community to support communication and behavior. This workshop will be a "make and take" workshop, and the materials you will need to create the visuals shared during the workshop (mini schedule and communication symbols with a lanyard) will be delivered through your child's teacher/backpack the week before the event, and a Zoom link will be sent to you via email one week before the event. Registration is open until April 20, 2023.
    Register here: Show Me What You Mean Workshop

Recordings of Past Workshops & Webinars

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