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October is Disability History and Awareness Month


October is Disability History and Awareness Month (DHAM)

Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)

Drawing of student using a wheelchair linking hands with a student of color
Youth with disabilities, their parents, teachers, and staff members from VDOE, Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) Partnership for People with Disabilities, Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC), VDOE’s Training and Technical Assistance Centers (TTACs), and the many Parent Resource Centers (PRCs) continue to collaborate and develop a variety of resources that can be used to promote and highlight DHAM in Virginia.
Blue Ridge LEND Program: Lunch and Learn Series
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and
Related Disabilities (LEND)
Fridays through December 3rd, 12:00-1:00pm (times may vary)
Two Women looking at a computer screen
The Blue Ridge LEND Program is pleased to announce their ongoing Lunch & Learn Virtual Lecture Series focused on topics related to evidence-based, culturally competent, person- and family-centered care for autism and other developmental disabilities.
Outreach Materials for People Facing Barriers
Social Security Administration, SSA
Group of students of varying ages, including two students who use wheelchairs
You will find an up-to-date list of resources and materials that you can use to learn about the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and help spread the word in your community.
These resources are organized into two categories:
  • Outreach Resources and Materials- General
  • Outreach Resources and Materials- SSI for Kids
Critical Decision Points One-Pager: Understanding the Differences Between Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 Plans
Virginia Department of Education, VDOE
VDOE's Virginia is for Learners logo
This is the first one-pager in the Critical Decision Points One-Pager Library. This one-pager provides families with a quick reference guide that explain the differences between Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 Plans.