Parent Resource Center Virtual Workshops

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  • Understanding Special Education Session 3 ( December 15, 2020)
  • A Parent's Guide to Section 504 in the Schools (February 16, 2021)
  • The Functional Behavioral Assessment and the Behavior Intervention Plan (FBA/BIP) (March 16, 2021)
  • AT from A to Z: A Look at Assistive Technology Supports in Prince William County Schools (April 20, 2021)

Family Engagement Series: Building Family Literacy Connections

"Effective Strategies to Address Challenging Behaviors" with Ellen Brosh, BCBA

  • Workshop by The Arc and PWCS - Office of Special Education (Parent Resource Center)
  • When:    Friday, November 6, 2020 (10 - 11:30 a.m.)
  • Where:   Virtual Meeting via Zoom
  • *For Details look under Events.

"The Autism Umbrella" with Dr. Joni Johnson

  • Workshop by The Arc and PWCS - Office of Special Education (Parent Resource Center)
  • When:    Friday, November 13, 2020 (10 - 11:30 a.m.)
  • Where:   Virtual Meeting via Zoom
  • *For Details look under Events.

Understanding Special Education Session 2: Parents as Partners in the IEP Process (2020)

  • When: November 17, 2020 (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
  • Where: Virtual Via Zoom
  • This session will review the critical decision points for parents as they navigate the special education process. It can also highlight the ways in which all team members, in any special education meeting can demonstrate a dedication towards collaborative working relationships.
  • For accommodations
  • Zoom registration

"Sensory Success: How to Use Sensory Supports at Home" with Erin Clemens, OTR/L, BCP, CIMI

  • Workshop by The Arc and PWCS - Office of Special Education (Parent Resource Center)
  • When:    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 (7 - 8:30 p.m.)
  • Where:   Virtual Meeting via Zoom
  • *For Details look under Events.

"Understanding and Addressing Trauma in Children and Youth" with Kelly Henderson, Ph.D. and Beth Spivack, MSW

  • Workshop by The Arc and PWCS - Office of Special Education (Parent Resource Center)
  • When:    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 (7 - 8:30 p.m.)
  • Where:   Virtual Meeting via Zoom
  • *For Details look under Events.

"Are You Forgetting to Care for Yourself? Managing Parental Stress" with Tia Marsili

  • Workshop by The Arc and PWCS - Office of Special Education (Parent Resource Center)
  • When:    Friday, December 11, 2020 (10 - 11:30 a.m.)
  • Where:   Virtual Meeting via Zoom
  • *For Details look under Events.

 

What is the Parent Resource Center?

In operation since November 1992, the PWCS' Office of Special Education Parent Resource Center (PRC)'s mission is to assist parents and families of children with disabilities to become active participants in their child's education. Its goal is to promote a positive relationship between parents and educators.

The PRC provides information, lending library (PDF), and supports parents regarding the special education process in Prince William County, and will refer parents to appropriate resources in the Division and the community. PRC staff may not serve as advocates for parents in School Intervention, IEP, or Eligibility meetings or attend a Central Office Review, State Mediation, or Due Process Hearing. 

Please check the events page often for information that may be of interest to you. TTAC Online, their websites are listed on the Events page, has many resources.

The Parent Resource Center (PRC) can provide bilingual support for parents. If interested in receiving this support, contact the PRC by phone at 703-791-8846 or 703-791-7438. Please provide the following information:

  1. Name
  2. First Language
  3. Days/Times available for consultation, and
  4. Contact information (phone number and/or email address)

 

 TTAC Resource Spotlight

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

Family Resources for Virtual and Hybrid Special Education.

* For Details look under Events.

 

Prince William Family Recharge: Free Child Care

Formed Families Forward

Prince William residents can receive up to 20 hours a week of free child care between October 24 and December 4, 2020. Use this free time to work without interruptions, look for a job, get help supervise virtual learning, run errands or just get as much needed break. Eligible applicants must:

  • Live in Prince William County.
  • Be parenting a child or children with disabilities or other special needs.
  • Be impacted by circumstances related to COVID-19.
  • Be able to identify their own childcare provider. Formed Families Forward will conduct background checks for child care providers. All child care providers will receive $20 per hour.

Learn more and complete the interest form.

For more information call (571) 453-1749 or email info@formedfamiliesforward.org

Print Only Flyer (PDF)

PEATC - Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (Continuously Updating)

Parents Want to Know

 

 

 

Location & Hours


 
Kelly Leadership Center
First Floor, Suite 1200
14715 Bristow Rd.
Manassas, VA 20112

See driving directions.(PDF)

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hours by appointment


 

Rhonda Tabor, taborrd@pwcs.edu
Parent Coordinator
703-791-8846

David Williams, williamsd@pwcs.edu
Supervisor
703-791-8569