Parent Resource Center Monday Message: March 28, 2022

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March 28, 2022

Good afternoon! This week, the Parent Resource Center will launch our ADHD Parent Series on Wednesday, and will be co-sponsoring NOVA Night on Thursday. The Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee (ASEAC) rescheduled March meeting will be held tomorrow evening, Tuesday, March 29th. Details and registration links can be found in our Events section below.

March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a form of an acquired brain injury that can range from mild, moderate to severe. Brain injuries can range from concussions to injuries resulting from falls, car accidents, and other traumas that result in insult to the brain. Depending on injury,  severity, and needs, students may require temporary informal supports, formal accommodations through a Section 504 plan, or specially designed instruction (special education) to support recovery and ongoing needs.

For more information about traumatic brain injuries, please contact Gina DeSalvo, Coordinator at the Parent Resource Center for additional information and resources.

2022-NFlyer-150x150Nominations for Arlington SEPTA’s 2022 Excellence Awards Due April 1st
Arlington Special Education PTA (SEPTA) welcomes nominations  in recognition of Excellence in Supporting Special Education until April 1st. Take time to recognize that exceptional teacher, parent, support staff or student who has gone above and beyond to champion students of all abilities.

  • Turner Award – outstanding administrator
  • Crawford Award – outstanding educator
  • Exceptional Support Award –  outstanding aide/assistant or support staff
  • McBride Award – outstanding school or program
  • Howie Award – outstanding volunteer
  • Nannini Award – outstanding student advocate
  • Exceptional Ally Award – outstanding student ally

For details on award descriptions and links to submit nominations visit:


Please contact the Parent Resource Center at 703.228.7239 or prc@apsva.usat least7 days prior to events to request ADA accommodations.

Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee (ASEAC) Meeting/Reunión del Comité Asesor de Educación Especial de Arlington (ASEAC)
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm/Martes, 22 de febrero de 2021 de 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Virtual Meeting –  via Zoom / Reunión virtual – a través de Zoom
Please sign up for the Zoom meeting / Regístrese para la reunión de Zoom

ADHD Parent Series
Wednesdays, March 30 – May 5: 9:30am to 11:30am
Register online here
A free, comprehensive, five-week session for parents/guardians/caregivers of children and youth with Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD). This virtual series will be presented by PRC Coordinators Gina DeSalvo and Kathleen Donovan, and Susan Scott, Arlington parent on Zoom.

March 30 Session 1 ADHD – What parents need to know
April 6 Session 2 Diagnosis and Treatment
April 20 Session 3 ADHD at Home
April 27 Session 4 ADHD at School
May 4 Session 5 ADHD and Adolescence

View event flyer

NOVA Night(Northern Virginia Community College)
Thursday, March 31, 2022 7-9pm
Register online here
Interested in learning more about NOVA and/or dual enrollment? Students and parents are invited to join us for this virtual session to meet NOVA academic deans, and learn more about educational pathways for students and the following topics:

  • Dual Enrollment
  • Early Online College
  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • Honors Program
  • G3 Program
  • Transfer Options
  • Student Success
  • Accommodations & Accessibility Services
  • Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics, Sciences, Technologies & Business

View English/Spanish Event flyer

PRC Lunch & Learn: Responding to BIG Emotions
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Sesion en español: 12pm-12:45pm
English session: 1pm – 1:45pm
Register here
Sometimes little children and young people have very BIG feelings. Does your child have big feelings that lead to tantrums or yelling? Do you find yourself frustrated and unable to handle the tantrums? Join us as we welcome Marisol Morales, Director of Family Programs with SCAN of NoVA, who will help us explore ways to teach your child how to handle big emotions in a healthy way, learn tips to co-regulate with your child, and learn more about SCAN’s programs for parents.View English/Spanish Event flyer

Please visit the PRC’s Events page for additional community events.