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of children with disabilities encounter many obstacles when they advocate
for their children. Two obstacles are isolation and lack of information.
We are working to remove these obstacles.
Special education law, rights and responsibilities
The seminar will be held at:
For more information about this conference, please download the flyer designed by the Autism Program of Virginia.
Accommodations: The Holiday Inn Select, 1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond, VA 23235-4756 (1-800-397-1034) has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate of $72.00 for Sunday September 15th. To reserve this rate, mention The Autism Program of Virginia and reserve before September 2, 2002.
lunch will be provided at conference site.
Directions: Get directions using Map Quest or follow one of these routes.
From Washington, D.C. - Traveling I-95 South - Take Exit 79 (Powhite Parkway I-195). Keep left and follow Powhite to Midlothian Turnpike (Route 60 - West). Follow Midlothian Turnpike 2 miles to Koger Center Blvd. Take right to hotel.
From North Carolina - Traveling I-95 North - Take Exit 67 Chippenham Parkway. Follow 10 miles to (Route 60) Midlothian Turnpike West. 5 miles to Koger Center Blvd. Take a right to hotel.
From Charlottesville - Traveling I-64 East - Take exit 186 for Powhite Parkway (I-195). Follow Powhite Parkway to Midlothian Turnpike (Route 60 - West) for 2 miles to Koger Center Boulevard. Take Right to hotel.
From Virginia Beach - Stay on
I-64 West. Follow signs to I-95 north, (DO NOT TAKE I-295.) Stay on
I-95 North to Powhite Parkway I-195 (Exit 79). Follow Powhite Parkway
to Midlothian Turnpike (Route 60-West) for 2 Miles to Koger Center Boulevard.
(From RIC Airport follow these directions.) *Powhite Parkway is also
listed as Route 76 South of the James River.
A Message from the Sponsors
This workshop is for anyone who works with children in the special education system, not just autism!
Autism Program of Virginia is funded in-part by the Virginia
Legislature to carry out activities in four major goal areas--providing
ongoing support to families and professionals, developing regional networks,
providing technical assistance, and conducting conferences related to
pervasive developmental disorders. Our Board of Directors and Advisory
Council include representatives of state agencies, school professionals,
medical professionals, parents of children with autism, persons with
autism, attorneys, and other relevant stakeholders.
Arc of Virginia advocates for individuals with mental retardation
and developmental disabilities and their families, so they may all lead
productive and fulfilling lives.
With 1 in 10 families impacted by mental retardation, this issue is relevant in every community. In response, The Arc of Virginia works for the creation of individualized and self-determined community-based supports through leadership, advocacy, and education.To learn more about the ARC of VA please visit them at: www.arcofva.org
Society of America chapters are operated by parents or professionals
who volunteer to share their knowledge of local school systems, doctors,
and other services. Many chapters offer informative newsletters and
host regular support group meetings.
A Message from Wrightslaw
We designed the Virginia
Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people who love and work
with our children can get reliable information, support -- and connect
with one another.