Family Engagement in Education Month

November is Family Engagement in Education Month in Virginia.  Check out these resources from the Virginia Family Special Education Connection to enhance parental engagement in their children's lives, schools, and educational community.


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Save the date! Virginia's collaborative early childhood birth-to-five conference will be returning to the Hotel Roanoke July 17-19, 2019.  Registration opens February 1, 2019.

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Register now to attend a Showcase PreK in VA event.  This unique opportunity will allow selected VPI+ programs to share promising practices in a particular learning focus area.

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The Inclusion Project is offering mini grants of up to $2,000 to support schools interested in planning an Inclusion Project event.  Applications are due November 15th.


The C-Pen Reader Pen is a portable, pocket-sized device that scans, stores, and reads English, Spanish, or French text aloud (earbuds included for discrete use).  In addition to promoting independent reading, the C-Pen also has a dictionary function that provides audible definitions of printed words and a voice note recorder.  Useful for students with print disabilities or some visual impairments, the C-Pen Reader requires no additional software to use.  The C-Pen Reader Pen is now available for checkout.

T/TAC Mission

The mission of the Training & Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) is to improve educational opportunities and contribute to the success of children and youth with disabilities (birth–22 years). This mission is two-fold; first, to increase the... 

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