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NOVA VISION Conference
May 24, 2023
Presenter: Tracy Bell
Session Recording
Presentation Slides
Session Agenda

Session Resources

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Virtual AAC Spring 2023 Supper Club
Session Recording

Panelists: LJ Seiff, Student; Shevina Adams, General Education Teacher; Caitlin Davies, Special Education Teacher; Belinda Folb, General Education Teacher; Brandi Horton, Parent; and Annie Vincent, Special Education Teacher

  • Get to know the community: Come meet other AAC users and their families and hear their experiences with AAC.
  • Join our panel as they answer your questions about AAC use and implementation across school and home.
  • Explore Resources: Find out what resources are available to you and your family within APS.

Autism Parent Series: Self-Determination
April 19, 2023
Presented by: Ms. Deborah Hammer

Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Use
March 13, 2023
Presented by: Ms. Jennifer Sexton, MA, CSAC, FAC, QMHP, CSAM, APS Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance Use and Neurodiverse Kids
Presented by: Dr. Mila Vascones-Gatski

AAC Virtual Supper Club featuring James Falahee
February 15, 2023
Session Recording

Medicaid Waivers: Supports for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
February 6, 2023

Session Recording
Medicaid Waiver Presentation Slides
Session Resources

PreK to Kindergarten Transition Session
January 25-26, 2023
Presenters: Karen Agate, Child Find Coordinator, and Kathleen Donovan, Parent Resource Center Coordinator

Session Recording

PreK to K 2023 Presentation Slides
PreK to K Session Resources
Arlington Public Schools Kindergarten Program Information

What to Expect in the APS Kindergarten Program

In person Elementary School Information Sessions:

  • Each elementary school will offer an in-person information session for families in February and March, 2023.
  • Learn about each school, connect with staff, and ask questions.

Understanding Your Student’s Social Emotional Learning Survey Results
January 19, 2023

Presenter: Elise Kenney-Caldwell, Director of Counseling, Williamsburg Middle School

January 17, 2023
Presenter: Jennifer Lambdin, School Psychologist – Ashlawn Elementary School and Section 504 Coordinator – Arlington Public Schools

Autism 101
December 1, 2022
Presenters: Deborah Hammer, Laura DePatch and Erin Donohue, Autism/Low Incidence Disability Specialists
Featured Guest: Justin Boatner
Autism 101 Session Recording
Autism 101 Presentation Slides

Regional Crisis Services
November 29, 2022
Presenters: Jamii Prem Das, Bureau Director, Children’s Behavioral Health; Arnecia Moody, Client Services Entry Bureau Director, Behavioral Health; Suzanne Schuler (Emergency Services); India Diggins (Emergency Services); Andrea Trace (Diversion First); and, Kara Chevlin (CR2); Liv O’Neal (REACH); Laura Clark (PRS; Regional Crisis Call Center)
Regional Crisis Services Presentation Slides
Session Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As1K99tVcn4

REACH Brochure
REACH Brochure – Spanish
CR2 Brochure
CR2 Brochure – Spanish

What is Neurodiversity?
October 19, 2022
Presenters: Deborah Hammer, Erin Donohue and Laura DePatch, Autism/Low-Incidence Disability Specialists
Session slides
Session recording: https://youtu.be/CL5kFST7YU0
Deborah Hammer’s Resources and Book List

Suicide Prevention and Awareness: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know
September 30, 2022
Presenters: Paulette Rigali, Ed.S., NCSP and Margarita Zwisler, MSW
Session slides
Session recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVCqnwyACKI

Anxiety Lunch and Learn, May 12, 2022
Presented by: Amy Cannava, Ed.S., NCSP, Wakefield High School

NOVA Vision Conference: April 20, 2021

Autism 101 April 15, 2021
Presented by Deborah Hammer, Autism/Low-Incidence Disability Specialist

Building Interdependence with Students, Part 1

Medicaid Waivers: February, 2021

NOVA Night 2021


Talking with Kids About Race and Discrimination
February 2, 2021

Student Dyslexia Panel



Understanding Transition Services and What Needs to Happen
October 28, 2020

APS Dyslexia Conference 2020

Supporting a Student with More Than Dyslexia
October 10, 2020
Dr. Brian Razzino Session Recording Session Handouts
Lexia Core5 Reading
October 13, 2020
Dr. Suzanne Carreker Session Recording
Practical Strategies for Parents
October 16, 2020
Kelley HynerDr. Donna McConnell Session Recording Parent Resource Document
Read&Write Literacy Software
October 29, 2020
Sandra Stoppel; Dr. Lauren Bonnet; Marbea Tammaro Session recording Read&Write Agenda with HyperlinksPresentation Slides

NOVA Disability Support Services Informational Webinar for Dual Enrolled Students
Sep 24, 2020


Celebrate Calm

A Sense of Calm – Presented by Deborah Hammer

Many thanks to our wonderful colleague, Deborah Hammer for sharing her time and expertise with us.
View A Sense of Calm presentation slides

Helping Kids with School-Based Anxiety: Counter-Intuitive Skills and Techniques – Dr. Jonathan Dalton : October 14, 2019

Epilepsy Session: November 14, 2018