Providing instructional resources for families, educators and employers
Porto Charities began offering webinars to families and educators in 2022 through our Inclusion in Action Webinar Series. The feedback was so great, that we decided to continue offering webinars every year moving forward. Our webinar program has expanded into the areas of Inclusive Employment and Charitable Giving. Porto Charities produces original content and also partners with local experts to co-host webinars.
Inclusion in Action Webinar Series
Webinars geared towards School administrators, educators and families about Catholic Inclusive Education.
Teaching Social Skills and Emotional Regulation
Learn how to teach social skills explicitly and help students regulate their behavior in the classroom. Taught by veteran inclusion teachers, Monica McDonald and Susan Rinaldi, this webinar applies to teachers K-12.
Speech and Occupational Therapies in Catholic Schools
Porto's 1st webinar featured Occupational and Speech therapists to discuss the importance of integrating these services in Catholic Schools and how to do it.
The Basilica of St. Mary's Services for Students with Disabilities
The Basilica school has several children with disabilities enrolled and their inclusion coordinator gave an overview on how they got started and why is thriving.
ABCs of Behavior
Porto co-hosted this webinar in partnership with the Parent Educational Training Center (PEATC) of Virginia. Parents and educators alike learned strategies to manage inappropriate behavior in the classroom and at home.
Charitable Giving Webinars
Webinars geared towards families and donors. We cover topics related financial future for our children with disabilities, as well as ways to financially contribute to Porto Charities.
State Planning for Individuals with Special Needs and their Families
During this webinar, attendees learned about Wills, Government Benefits, POA and Trusts.
Webinars geared to young adults with disabilities, their families, and current and potential employers.
Learn about Porto Charities innovative approach to customized employment and their successful partnership with Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
"From Inclusion to Belonging" Conference
Recordings from Conferences
Porto Charities hosted the 1st diocesan Catholic conference on inclusion "From Inclusion to Belonging" in 2022. Available recordings are below. The next conference is scheduled for February 2024.
"From Inclusion to Belonging" Online Conference.
Porto Charities, Bishop O'Connell and the Diocese of Arlington co-hosted an online mini-conference on Disability. The keynote speaker was Beth Foraker from the National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion.
From Inclusion to Belonging: Embracing Disability as part of the Church
Porto Charities hosted the 1st diocesan Catholic conference on inclusion "From Inclusion to Belonging" in 2022. The recording to the keynote conversation is below.