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Category: Special Education
Board Matters: Superintendent Proposes Ten-Year Vision for Equitable, Safe, Modern Facilities; Plus All the New Enrollment Numbers
Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. presented a ten-year vision for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget that builds capacity across all grade levels, increases safety and security, modernizes facilities for the 21st century, and ensures equitable investment across all schools.
See Who Got Our Awards for Inclusion
The winners of the Anne R. Lipnick Awards for Specialized Instruction were announced at a reception of staff, School Board and students. See our winners from Douglas MacArthur, T.C. Williams and Lyles-Crouch, and take a peek at photos from the event.
Go Baby Go! Motorized Cars for Better Access
Some of our youngest students with disabilities at Charles Barrett, Jefferson-Houston and the ACPS Early Childhood Center are being helped to move around more easily, thanks to a motorized car designed and built specially for them.
Board Matters: TAG and Students with Disabilities Evaluation Updates, Progress towards ACPS 2020 Goals
On Thursday night, the Board discussed the TAG program, Students with Disabilities evaluation and progress towards its ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan goals. The Board also celebrated our recent Scholastic Bowl win and students who successfully participated in National History Day.
ACPS Celebrates Opening of Early Childhood Center
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. was joined by Mayor Allison Silberberg and ACPS’ Early Care and Education Workgroup partners to formally open the new Early Childhood Center (ECC) on Friday.
Board Matters: Reporting Back on Our Plan for Students with Disabilities
Last Thursday’s School Board meeting was focused almost entirely on the report from the evaluation conducted around our work with students with disabilities. If you are interested in the findings of the report, this is a Board meeting you will want to watch.
VOICES: The Kick Coffee Shop at T.C. Williams Pioneers Inclusion
T.C. Williams’ The Kick serves up hot beverages and smiles each morning and also provides students with disabilities an on-site opportunity to get practical work place experience. Take a listen to Autism Resource Teacher Donsu Spratt and Paraprofessional Sally “The Boss” Schneider as they talk shop — coffee shop, that is.
Hammond Students Shine at Special Olympics
Last week, 18 students with disabilities from Francis C. Hammond Middle School participated in the Meet in the Middle Feet Meet — a Special Olympics Virginia celebration where athletes and partners participate together, creating a more inclusive community for all.
Students with Disabilities Evaluation Report Now Available
ACPS commissioned an evaluation of the services it provides to students with disabilities. You can view the report and executive summary and provide comments to ACPS in November.
Have Your Say on the Next Steps in Delivering Services to Students With Disabilities
ACPS commissioned an evaluation of the services it provides to students with disabilities. Learn about the next steps following the release of the report this October.
Special Education Video Series: Public Safety Considerations for Children with Autism
The ACPS Special Education Parent Resource Center has compiled a series of videos about topics of interest to parents of students with special educational needs. View the final video in the series in English, Spanish, Amharic and Arabic.
Teachers Honored for Specialized Instruction Work at 30th Annual Awards
Teachers from T.C. Williams, Francis C. Hammond, Cora Kelly, John Adams and Matthew Maury were honored for their work with students with disabilities at a reception and awards ceremony on Thursday evening.
Special Education Video Series: Increase Your Family Engagement
The ACPS Special Education Parent Resource Center has compiled a series of videos about topics of interest to parents of students with special educational needs. View the fifth video in the series in English, Spanish, Amharic and Arabic.
Special Education Video Series: Managing Sibling Conflict
The ACPS Special Education Parent Resource Center has compiled a series of videos about topics of interest to parents of students with special educational needs. View the forth video in the series in English, Spanish, Amharic and Arabic.