Providing a Free and Appropriate Public Education
All students will have an equal opportunity to learn.
The mission of the Office of Special Education in Prince William County Public Schools
is to support schools as they provide an equal educational opportunity for all students.
In April 2012, the General Assembly passed House Bill 325, which sets forth training standards for paraprofessionals who work with a teacher who has primary oversight of students with ASD. By September 2014, paraprofessionals must receive training in student behavior management within 60 days of assignment to such responsibility. Virginia Commonwealth University-Autism Center for Excellence (VCU-ACE) offers an online course that meets these requirements. The online course is approximately 15 hours and offers intensive training on aspects of ASD. The May and June classes are already full, so register NOW for the July or August offerings before they fill to capacity!
For more information please visit: http://www.vcuautismcenter.org/training/paraprofessionals.cfm