The Virginia Joint Coalition of Learning Disabilities and Literacy (VJCLDL) was formed from several state organizations so that we may broaden our scope of education with a more inclusive lens. Current organizations participating in the coalition include Decoding Dyslexia Virginia (DDVA), the NAACP, The Reading League Virginia (TRLVA), the Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (VBIDA), and the Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities (VCLD). Members from the Parent Education Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) will be distributing the needs assessment to parents and others within their database. Accessible Instructional Materials-Virginia (AIM-VA) will participate in providing professional development on how to access AIM-VA and the benefits of using technology. Our goal is to target the needs in the field with virtual free professional development through sessions provided by experts within the member organizations. Many free professional development sessions exist, but may not target identified needs that you have.
We have developed a needs assessment that will be distributed in mid-January. The VJCLDL would like to invite you to participate in the needs assessment designed to identify potential professional development opportunities. The Virginia organizations within the committee are experts in the field of learning disabilities, literacy, and assistive technology. We are distributing this assessment to parents, general educators, special educators, pre-service teachers, reading specialists, administrators (both general and special), and university faculty. We thank you for your commitment to literacy and educating students with disabilities.