LFCC Educational Consortium and Grafton Schools Offer Autism Training

For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2013

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

Middletown, Va.  The LFCC Educational Consortium and Grafton Schools are offering a two day seminar for area teachers and teacher aides titled, ”Autism Training for School Paraprofessionals.”  The training is free of charge and will take place at the Middletown Campus on March 12-13, 2013. The course will cover five major areas: Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Roles and Responsibilities of the Paraprofessional, Foundational Instructional Practices, Communication and Social Skills Support, and Provision of Positive Behavioral Supports.

For more information visit www.LFCCworkforce.com, or telephone the office at 540-868-7021.

The LFCC Educational Consortium is a collaborative effort among the Counties of Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Frederick, Madison, Page, Shenandoah, and  Warren, and the City of Winchester Public Schools and Lord Fairfax Community College.  Its purpose is to create local access to professional development training for all school system personnel.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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