APS News Release

Upcoming Parent Academy Events

Your Child’s Development 2019: A Resource Fair for Arlington Parents and Caregivers of Infants and Preschoolers
Featured Topic: Screentime and Young Children Saturday, March 23 Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd.

This event will provide an opportunity for Arlington families and caregivers who work with infants and preschoolers up to age five to obtain information and resources to better meet the needs of children.

8:30-11:15 a.m.: Registration & Resource Fair Open
9-9:45 a.m.: Welcome & Introduction – Brain Development Groundwork: Arlington PIE Staff
10-11:00 a.m.: Screentime and Your Child: Dr. Subarna Dharia – Developmental Pediatrician
11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.: Replacing Screentime – Practical Ideas: Amanda Dagle, Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation 

Registration is requested. Register online, or call 703-228-7239. Walk-ins welcome on a space available basis. All Arlington parents and caregivers of children between birth and five years old are welcome. View event flyer in English and Spanish.

Intelligent Lives: Free Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Saturday, March 30: 10-11:45 a.m.
Williamsburg Middle School Auditorium, 3600 N. Harrison Street

Join Arlington Public Schools and Arlington SEPTA for a screening of the film, Intelligent Lives, followed by a panel discussion.From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility. INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the record of intelligence testing in the U.S. INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships. Panelists will include a parent, self-advocates, a therapeutic recreation programmer, and APS staff members.

Registration is requested for this free event. Register online, or contact the Parent Resource Center at prc@apsva.us or 703-228-7239. This film is recommended for adults.

Note: APS Staff members can register via ERO.

Course Title: Intelligent Lives Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Course Code: SPD26337SRN: 20192633701