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Parent Support and Information Center

Parent Support



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The Parent Support and Information Center is a part of the VBCPS Office of Programs for Exceptional Children. The purpose of the center is to provide parents of students with disabilities information and training. Parents are encouraged to become full participants with educators in the processes that enable students with disabilities to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of the future. The Parent Support and Information Center offers a lending library, a newsletter, a variety of workshops, phone/walk-in consultations, and other services to parents and educators.

Objectives

  • To ensure effective communication between parents and school personnel for the benefit of students with disabilities.
  • Clarify the role of parents, as well as educators related to special education services.
  • Serve as a resource for disability related referrals.
  • Provide services that will strengthen the bond between home, school, and the community.
  • Foster a rapport between the families of students with disabilities and their schools.

Location and Contact Information

Parent Support and Information Center
Office of Programs for Exceptional Children
1413 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Hours of Operation
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
For your convenience, please call the Parent Support & Information Center before visiting. Occasionally the office is closed for training and workshops.

Contact Information
Eileen Ouellette, M.Ed.
Phone: 757.263.2066
Fax: 757.263.2067
email: [email protected]

Calendar of Events for Parents and Students with Special Needs

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Parks and Recreation Surf Camp
When:
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Where: Pendleton Surfing Area
920 Vanderbilt Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00 per person
Contact: The TR Office at Kempsville Recreation Center at 757.474.8877
Description: A Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership is not required, so bring the whole family!

Want to ride the wave? Join us for an afternoon of surf & fun, including surfing, and body boarding! Sorry we can't guarantee waves- but we can guarantee there will be fun!

Each surfer will have at least 3 staff with them in the water, and will be assigned to a 30-minute surf time. Surfboards & life jackets provided; personal surfboards not allowed.

Exceptional Family Member Support Group (EFMP) Supporting Military Family Members with Special Needs
When:
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Where: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Contact: FFSC Oceana at 757.433.2912

Parks and Recreation Surf Camp
When:
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Where: Pendleton Surfing Area
920 Vanderbilt Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00 per person
Contact: The TR Office at Kempsville Recreation Center at 757.474.8877
Description: A Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership is not required, so bring the whole family!

Want to ride the wave? Join us for an afternoon of surf & fun, including surfing, and body boarding! Sorry we can't guarantee waves- but we can guarantee there will be fun!

Each surfer will have at least 3 staff with them in the water, and will be assigned to a 30-minute surf time. Surfboards & life jackets provided; personal surfboards not allowed.

Parent Support and Information Center Surrogate Parent Training
When:
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Where: Laskin Road Annex
1413 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Contact: 757.263.2066 to register
Description: Have you ever wondered about offering your services as a surrogate parent for a child whose parents' rights have been terminated? As a surrogate parent you would represent the educational interests of this student in all matters relating to special education. For more information contact Brenda Lenhart at 757.263.2066.

Meet, Greet, & Chat
When:
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Where: Virginia Beach Central Library Folio “A”
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Contact: 757.263.2066 for information
Description: Join us for an informal Meet and Greet with members of your local Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC). Read more.

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Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting (SEAC)
When:
Monday, October 8, 2012
Where: Laskin Road Annex
1413 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
Contact: 757.263.2066 for information
Description: Come share your celebrations comments, or concerns regarding services for students with disabilities in the Division. Public comments are welcomed at the beginning of each meeting.

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Transition to College
When:
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
Where: Central Library Auditorium
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Contact: 757.263.2066 to register
Description: Free Admission. Read more.
The ABC's Of Behavior
When:
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Where: Laskin Road Annex
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Contact: 757.263.2066 to register
Description: Read more.

Exceptional Family Member Support Group (EFMP) Supporting Military Family Members with Special Needs
When:
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Where: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Contact: FFSC Oceana at 757.433.2912

CHADD Support Group
When:
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Where: Virginia Wesleyan College
1584 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk, VA
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Email hampton–[email protected] for more information
Topic: 504/Idea: Parental Advocacy- Lois Manes, J.D.


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Last Modified on Monday, December 01, 2014