Inclusive Schools Resources

Parent Information Relating to Special Education

All these opportunities are FREE unless noted.


The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) helps parents of students with disabilities.  It sponsors workshops, has a lending library, and has Parent Liaisons to help parents solve problems.

2334 Gallows Rd. Rm 105, Dunn Loring    English:  703 204-3941  Espanol: 703 204-3955


Upcoming workshops:


Save the Date:  Fairfax County Special Education PTA Informational Meeting
Tues. Mar. 28, 7 – 9 pm Fairfax Circle Church 3110 Chichester Lane, Fairfax
Learn about a new PTA for all Fairfax County parents and teachers of students with disabilities:  Fairfax County SEPTA.  Volunteer before the meeting to help or serve as an officer.
Register Now:  FCPS Special Education Conference 2017
Sat. April 1, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Hayfield Secondary School 7630 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria
Learn the latest research, strategies, and trends in the education of students with disabilities.
Over 60 workshops to choose from and over 80 exhibitors to see.  Translators available.
Online Safety
Wed. March 15, 7 – 8 pm JCCNV  8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
Learn about how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe on the internet with this presentation by the Fairfax County Police.
Introduction to Special Education
Wed. Mar. 15, 7 – 9 pm FCPS Parent Resource Center 2334 Gallows Rd., Entr. 1, Dunn Loring
This workshop will help parents understand the special education process, learn about available resources, and develop an understanding of how to help their child.
Navigating Technology – How to Help Children Address Cyber Bullying & Manage Electronics
Wed. Mar. 15, 7:30 pm Arlington Central Library  1015 N Quincy St, Arlington
Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
Thur. Mar. 16, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Holiday Inn 10000 Baltimore Ave.  College Park, MD
This one-day special education law and advocacy program focuses on special education law, rights and responsibilities; tests and measurements; SMART IEPs; and strategies for advocacy.
My Child is Refusing to Go to School
Sat. Mar. 18, 12:30 – 2:00 pm In Step PC, 8500 Executive Park Avenue, Suite 204, Fairfax,
The workshop will address the typical red flags of school refusal. The presenters will highlight practical interventions and strategies for parents to manage this complicated problem.
Ways to Support Your Anxious Child
Wed. Mar. 22, 7:30 pm  Arlington Central Library 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington
2017 Accessibility Summit
Fri. & Sat. March 24-25 McLean Bible Church 8925 Leesburg Pike Vienna
Over 40 workshops and 50 exhibitors focused on religious ministries and meeting the special needs of the disabled.
Register:  or  703-770-2918  $40 – $135
Padres como Líderes Colaboradores (PACL) en Español
Fri.-Sat. March 24-25  Northern Virginia Area
Padres interesados en el desarrollo de liderazgo, comunicación, relaciones y habilidades para mejorar la vida y apoyos para su hijo, así como otras familias en su área.  703-923-0010
Anxiety and School Refusal 
Monday March 27, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm LCPS Admin Bldg., 21000 Education Ct., Ashburn, VA
The presenter will share scientific knowledge about avoidance and fear, as well as evidence based techniques parents can use to help them develop potential next steps.
Take Control:  Build Financial Security
Six Tues. starting March 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Arc of NOVA 2755 Hartland Road, Falls Church
This series provides financial planning for families with children with an intellectual and/or developmental disability. Age and financial requirements.  Also in Espanol.
Promoting Executive Functioning & Study Skills at Home
Wednesday March 29th 7 p.m. Arlington Westover Library 1644 N McKinley Rd #3, Arlington,
Save the Date:  Fairfax County Special Education PTA Charter Meeting
Tues. Apr. 25, 7 – 9 pm Fairfax Circle Church 3110 Chichester Lane, Fairfax
Come be a Charter member of this PTA that focuses on the needs and interests of all FCPS parents and teachers of students with disabilities.  Dues $5
Support Groups for Parents
Alpha Moms  This support group for adoptive parents meets monthly in McLean.
CHADD: Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Alexandria CHADD Parent Support Group  4th Mon. of each month at 6:30 pm
Oakton ADHD Parent Group  will no longer be meeting.
West Fairfax CHADD Parent Support Group   1st & 3rd Tues. of each month at 7:30 pm
Contact:  Sharon  703 716-4646
JCCNV Special Needs Parent Support Group  1st Wed. of each month, 7:00–8:30 pm
Contact:  Melissa at  Cost: $15 per meeting.
NAMI:  National Alliance on Mental Illness builds better lives for those affected by mental illness.
Fairfax Family Support Group meets on the 2nd Thur. of each month  7:30-9:00 pm
Contact:  Heather  or  703-362-4985
Springfield Family Support Group  meets on the 4th Thur. of each month 7:00-8:30 pm
Contact:  Heather  or  703-362-4985
OCD Family Support Group   1st Mon. of each month, 7:30 pm
POAC: Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia
Bimonthly Support Group