AJE List of Workshops and Trainings

Workshops for Professionals

  • What is Child Find? (Length: 2hrs)
    Participants of this workshop will be able to define Child Find and its purpose. They will also understand the requirements of Child Find, how it is implemented and agencies that are responsible for Child Find. Participants will also learn about specific Child Find requirements for parentally-placed children in private schools and highly-mobile children, including homeless children, migrant and military families. 
  • How to Identify a Child with Special Needs* (Length: 1hr)
    This workshop will cover “Child Find” and the role of educators in identifying children who are suspected of having a disability, as well as response to interventions to help each child reach their full potential. Participants will learn about the various techniques in identifying children who are suspected of having a disability and the steps of the Special Education process. Parents will also be educated about their child’s entitlement to a “Free Appropriate Public Education” (FAPE) regardless of the nature or severity of their disability. 
  • Behavior Problems in Children, Is this a Learning Disability (Length: 2hrs)
    Participants will learn that not all behavioral problems are created equal.  The training is designed to explore the relationship between behavioral outbursts and academic consequences to determine whether a child has a learning disability. 
  • ADHD, ED, OHI…what does it all mean?? Cracking the Disability Code (Length: 1hr)
    This workshop examines the 13 disability classifications under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and their relationship to the medical world. 
  • Laws Protecting Persons with Disabilities (Length: 1hr)
    This training will provide an overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 
  • Rights for the English-Language Learner* (Length: 1hr)
    The rights of non-English or limited English parents and students in schools are protected under federal and state laws and regulations. Parents need to know what to expect from schools, what to ask for, and who to contact when they have questions or concerns. This presentation provides a basic overview of laws and regulations governing the rights of individuals of limited English proficiency. 
  • School Discipline and Positive Behavior Intervention (Length: 1hr)
    This training will cover school disciplinary practices and trends, effects of Zero-tolerance policies, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) approach and other forms of school-based behavior interventions. Participants will also learn about the importance of partnership between a child’s home and the school in order to have successful positive behavior interventions. 
  • The Student Support Team (SST) Process* (Length: 1hr)
    Participants will learn about the benefits of Response to Intervention (RtI) and the role of the SST prior to utilizing the special education process for students who are suspected of having a disability. 
  • Managing Difficult Behaviors (Length: 2hrs)
    This training will inform parents and professionals about the causes and function of problem behaviors, and how to obtain and utilize a positive Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) for a child. Participants will also learn about Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and how they can be used to develop effective Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP). 
  • Understanding and Drafting the Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP) (Length: 1hr)
    Parents and professionals will learn their role through the IFSP process and how to create a successful plan. This training is designed to explain the process for children ages 0-3 with special needs to receive services. 
  • Understanding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (Length: 1hr)
    This training is designed to educate participants on privacy rights and confidentiality when it comes to school records.  This training is appropriate for professionals and parents. 
  • Turning Conflict into Cooperation (Length: 1hr)
    Participants of this training will learn the characteristics of “conflict”. Participants will also learn conflict resolution skills and the steps that it takes to resolve conflicts. 
  • Emergency Preparedness (Length: 1.5hrs)
    Participants of this training will learn how to prepare for natural disasters & common emergencies that occur in homes & businesses. Participants will learn how to create safety plans & emergency kits. Participants will also learn about various systems within the District that can help them identify an emergency. 
  • What is a Medical Home?* (Length: 1hr)
    This training will define the term, explain the function, and identify the key players within a medical home.   Participants will learn the importance of having a supportive medical home for children with special healthcare needs and the relationship between the medical home and school. 
  • Understanding Asthma*  (Length: 1hr)
     Asthma is increasing every year in the U.S. The number of people diagnosed with asthma grew by 4.3 million from 2001 to 2009.This training provides a tutorial about some of the causes for asthma, how it affects the body, treatment options, and demonstration on how to administer medication. 
  • Epilepsy…Living an Active Life (Length: 1hr)
    This training will define, recognize, and assist a person diagnosed with Epilepsy. The participants will leave the training with an action plan about managing seizures and living an active life. This training is in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation Metropolitan Washington. 
  • Are you Depressed? Understanding Depression in Children and Adolescents (Length: 1hr)
    According to 2006 and 2008 data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 10 U.S. adults report depression. This workshop will provides an overview of the different types of depressions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms, treatment of depression and where to go to access resources. 
  • Understanding ADHD* (Length: 1hr)
    This workshop will provide participants with an overview of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): symptoms, treatment, and school accommodations that can be implemented in a 504 Accommodation Plan. 
  • Vaccinations, Immunizations and Parents Rights*  (Length: 1hr)
    Participants of this workshop will learn the differences and similarities between vaccinations and immunizations and understand the types of vaccinations and the diseases they protect against. Participants will also assess the myths about common vaccines, parental rights for vaccinations and learn about the immunization requirements for children in D.C. schools. 
  • Stress and Emotional Health* (Length: 1hr)
    Emotional health can lead to success in work, relationships and health. This workshop will provide an overview of the   definition and causes of stress, provide stress management techniques, and discuss the benefits of being emotional well-balanced. 
  • 504 Accommodations and Sickle Cell (Length: 1hr)
    Participants of this workshop will be able to define Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and explain the requirements for    implementing Section 504 specifically for students diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD).  Participants will also be able to identify accommodations and modifications for students and understand the role of parents, schools, and health professionals in meeting the needs of students with SCD. 
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (Length: 1.5hrs)
    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the leading cause of death for infants between 1 and 12 months of age. With over 16%        of these deaths occurring in a child care setting, this training is designed to help child care providers reduce the risk of  SIDS for infants. This training will define Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, the behaviors that increase the risk of SIDS, safe sleeping habits, licensing standards, and provide resources for additional support. We encourage expecting parents, new parents, and child care providers to attend this training. 
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention (Length: 1hr)
    Lead poisoning is one of the most common environmental health problems for children under age 6. It’s also one of the most preventable. This training educates parents, medical providers, childcare providers, and educators on how to prevent lead poisoning. Participants will learn about the dangerous effects and common sources of lead poisoning, basic prevention measures, and resources for additional guidance. 
  • Fragile X Syndrome (Length: 1hr)
    This training is an introduction to Fragile X Syndrome. Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes intellectual disability, behavioral and learning challenges. Participants will learn about the causes, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and resources available for individuals with Fragile X Syndrome. 
  • Trauma Informed Care (Length: 1.5hrs)
    This training will focus on trauma informed care for Early Childhood Educators. Participants will understand what trauma is, the impact on children’s behavior and education, and strategies for working with children who experience trauma. 

(*) Indicates workshops that are available in Spanish.

New workshops are added regularly to the list. If there is a specific topic that you are interested in, please call AJE at (202) 678-8060, to discuss your area of interest and a workshop can be developed to meet your needs. All workshops can be presented in the convenience of your school, business or community agency.