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Arlington

Monday
7:30 pm

Loudoun

Sunday
9 am
11 am

Prince William

Sunday
9 am
11 am

Tysons

Saturday
6:30 pm
Sunday
9 am
10:45 am
12:30 pm
5:30 pm

Mosaic

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Wharf

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Arlington

Monday
7:30 pm

Loudoun

Saturday
6:30 pm
Sunday
9 am
10:45 am

Montgomery County

Sunday
9 am
11 am

Prince William

Sunday
9 am
10:45 am

Tysons

Saturday
6:30 pm
Sunday
9 am
10:45 am
12:30 pm
5:30 pm

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Sunday
5:30 pm

Internet Campus

Sunday
9 am
10:45 am
12:30 pm
5:30 pm

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Access Community Lecture Series

Each school year beginning in September, Access sponsors monthly lectures focusing on disability issues by experts from the Washington, DC, area. These free workshops are designed for parents, families, individuals and professionals in the disability community and are open to the public. RSVP is appreciated but not required. Access encourages you to invite others who may also want to hear these incredible speakers.

All lectures are held 7:30-9 pm at MBC Tysons in Community Room B unless otherwise noted.

For more information, to suggest a lecture topic, to get a copy of a past lecture or to RSVP, please contact Rosie Oakley, 703-770-2980.

 

2017-2018 Series

October 2 - "Addressing Problem Behaviors - A Team Approach"
Speaker: Dr. Jane Barbin, Behavioral Directions, LLC
Other: Click here to view the handout in PDF form.
   

November 6 – "Super Powers Activate:  Embracing ADHD and Autism"

Speaker:

Dr. Joni Johnson, Pediatric Partners for Attention and Learning
Other: Click here for the PowerPoint presentation.
   
December 4 – "Teaching Children Essential Social Skills"
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Haley, Social Skills Center
   
   

 

2016-2017 Series

September 12 - "How to Unlock the Learning Potential in Your Child"
Speaker: Maureen Loftus, Learning Rx
Click here to view the handout in PDF form.
 
October 3 - "Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework"
Speaker: Ann Dolin, Educational Connections
   
November 14 - "Self-Propelled: Self-Regulation in Kids with Social & Regulation Difficulties"
Speaker: Dr. William Stixrud, The Stixrud Group
Click here to view the handout in PDF form.
   
December 5 - "Virginia Medicaid Waivers Redesign"
Speaker: Lucy Beadnell, The Arc of Northern Virginia

Click each to view:  Medicaid Waivers Redesign presentation, Waiver Info. in Long Form, Waiver Info. Sheet Template, VIDES Infants, VIDES Children, VIDES Adults, DD Waivers Priority Criteria Checklist

Click here to view the presentation video.

   
January 9 - "A Fresh Perspective on Medication Intervention for ADHD & Autism"
Speaker: Dr. Joni Johnson, Pediatric Partners for Attention & Learning
Click here to view the handout in PDF form.
   
February 13 - "Autism Spectrum Disorders: Transition to Adulthood"
Speaker: Dr. David Black, Center for Assessment & Treatment
Click here to view the handout in PDF form.
   
March 6 - "I'm Determined Project: Student's Voice + Your Support = Success"
Speaker: Nancy Anderson, Virginia Dept. of Education
   
May 1 - "The Caregiver’s Toolbox: Practical Strategies for Preventing Burnout and Maintaining Healthy Relationships"
Speaker: Joy Koeppen, LSCW

2015-2016 Series

September 14 – "Reclaiming Lost Brains: A Psychiatrist’s Approach to Digital Addiction"
Speaker: Dr. Clifford Sussman, Psychiatrist
Audio: Click here to listen to the presentation.
   
October 5 – " Understanding the Special Education Process:  Protecting Your Child’s Rights at School
Speaker: Cheri Belkowitz, Attorney, Belkowitz Law, PLLC
   
November 2 – "Vacation Tips for Special Needs Families
Speaker: Jamie Scheff, Owner, Trippin’ With Jamie
Audio: Click here to listen to the presentation.
   
December 7 – "How to Communicate Effectively with Your Child with Special Needs"
Speakers: Dr. Joni Johnson & Dr. Roni Avery, Pediatric Partners for Attention & Learning, Inc.
   
January 11 – "Nutrition for Academic Focus & Success"    **Note Schedule Change**
Speaker: Jill Wolff, Health Coach, Sweet Tree Wellness
   
February 1 – "Fidgety, Forgetful and Unfocused: How to Get Your Child to Focus and Finish"  **Note Schedule Change**
Speaker: Ann Dolin, Author & Consultant, Educational Connections, LLC
Audio: Click here to listen to the presentation.
   
​March 7 – "Using Music to Reach One’s Full Potential"
Speaker: Josh Schrader, Founder, Capital Music Therapy Services, LLC
   
May 2 – "ABLE Accounts & Special Needs Trusts"
Speaker: Jessica Pannell, Attorney, Conway & Pannell, PLLC
Audio: Click here to listen to the presentation.

 

2014-2015 Series

September 15 – "Public Safety Considerations:  Guidance for Families, Caregivers and Self-Advocates"
Speaker: Scott Campbell, Former President (Autism Society of Northern Virginia)
   
October 6 – "Homework Success for Students with Special Needs" 
Speaker: Neil McNerney & Sharon Fuentes (Authors)
   
November 3 – "The Importance of Parent-School Communication" 
Speakers: Ann Hines & Kirk Dolson (LCPS Principals), Daphne Papageorge & Bobbie Rehm (teachers)
   
December 1 – "Virginia Medicaid Waivers" (sesion de preguntas y respuestas en Espanol)
Speakers: Caroline Ranker & Sulma Stevens (Moms in Motion)
Other: Presentation in English and Spanish.
   
January 12 – "Managing the Medical Mayhem:  How to go from Piles to Files"
Speaker: Marjorie Veiga (Author, "My Lyme Guide")
   
February 2 – "Navigating the Social Media World for Teens with Special Needs"
Speaker: Tonie Latronica (Continuum Autism Spectrum Alliance)
   
​March 2 – "Out and About: Metro Transit Options for People with Disabilities"
Speaker: Gernae Weaver (Metro Access)
   
May 4 – "Homemade Learning Games for Summer Fun"
Speaker: Stacey Collazo, Resource Teacher

Topics and speakers are subject to change. The evening is free and open to everyone. RSVP is appreciated, but not required. Please RSVP to Julia Lundquist, 703-770-3825.

Meeting Day and Time 
Monthly on Designated Mondays
7:30-9 pm
Location 

MBC Tysons Community Room B, unless otherwise noted

Contact 
Julia Lundquist
(703) 770-3825
Childcare Options 
Childcare is not provided