Resources for Special Education
- FCPS Behavior Intervention Services
- FCPS Guidelines on the Use of Physical Restraint & Seclusion
- FCPS Special Education Resource List
- Ongoing Support Groups for Youth and Parents
Support Groups for Youth
Support Group for Middle School Students with ADHD meets the 1st Sunday of each month 2:00 – 3:00 pm 4031 Univ. Dr. Fairfax, Enter on South St. No parents! Call 703-403-3335 to enter building. Contact: coach@BrainRelief.org or call 703- 641-8940
Community of Solutions Helping Teens Cope with Life Stress www.facebook.com/cosdcmetro/
‘Meraki’ Teen Drop-In Group Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm, at 1st Floor Lobby of Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax Contact: 703-207-7893 Peer Recovery Support Staff.
Youth and Young Adults: Stronger Together
Alternate Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through May 2019, 6:15-8:00 pm in Fairfax. This peer-to-peer support group is for youth ages 14 – 22. Parents, caregivers and guardians meet at the same time. Light dinner included. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-2019-stronger-together-peer-support-groups-tickets-48128410371
Support Group for High School Students with ADHD meets the 1st Sunday of each month 3:30 – 5:00 pm 4031 Univ. Dr. Fairfax, Enter on South St. No parents! Call 703-403-3335 to enter building. Contact: coach@BrainRelief.org or call 703- 641-8940.
People First for Young Adults
2nd Tue. monthly, 6:30 – 8:00 pm The Arc , 2755 Hartland Rd Suite 200, Falls Church. Youth with disabilities age 14-26 practice public speaking skills, plan social outings, learn from guests on topics of life skills and advocacy, and do projects to enhance social skills. Information: Call Diane Monnig at 703-208-1119 x 118.
Support Group for Parents
Alexandria CHADD Parent Support Group 4th Mon. of each month at 6:30 pm. Contact: Jenny ADHDParentMountVernon@gmail.com or call 703-472-4678.
Burke CHADD Support Group for Parents, Caregivers and Family Members Last Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Contact Kim Griffin: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Fairfax CHADD Evening Parent Support Group 3rd Thur. of each month at 7:30 pm Contact: Sharon email@example.com or 703-716-4646.
West Fairfax CHADD Morning Parent Support Group 1st Tues. of each month at 10:30 am Contact: Sharon firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-716-4646.
Accommodations for Recreational Classes and Camps with Fairfax County Parks
Accommodations include physical accessibility, ASL interpreters, assistive devices, sensitivity training for classmates, and staff training. To request accommodations, email email@example.com or 703 324-8563
A new program will provide no-cost mental health services to income eligible children and youth ages 5-21. Information: https://giveanhour.org/initiatives-and-programs/healthy-minds-fairfax/
Summer 2020 Events
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May 2020 Events
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April 2020 Events
March 2020 Events
I Can Bike After-School Program
Various weeks in March-May at some middle schools in Fairfax County
This program uses adapted bicycles, a special instructional program, and trained staff for weeklong trainings for children with disabilities.
Info. & registration: https://icanshine.org/ican-bike-fcps-fairfax-va/
February 2020 Events
Building a Community of Support: Bringing the Disability Community Together Through Group Support, Advocacy, and Education
19 de febrero-15 de abril, 6:00-8:30 pm, Glasgow MS 4101 Fairfax Pkwy. Alexandria
January 2020 Events
Parenting Education Programs — 12, 13, or 14 sessions
December 2019 Events
November 2019 Events
October 2019 Events
Numerous Dates — Non-Partisan School Board Candidate Forums
Strengthening Families — 8 week course
Tue. Oct. 1-Nov.19, 6:00-8:30 pm, Hammond ES 4646 Seminary Rd. Alexandria
Parents and youth (ages 10-14) can strengthen family bonds through discussion, games, roleplaying, and family projects. Free dinner & Childcare (for ages 2-9).
Register: Aurea Galvan Palacios firstname.lastname@example.org 703-820-9001×105
Tue. Oct. 2-Nov. 20, 6:00-8:30 pm, Key MS 6402 Franconia Rd, Springfield
Explore practical strategies to motivate children, help develop good study habits, increase focus, and reduce procrastination… without being the bad guy!
Register: https://www.acps.k12.va.us/Page/397 or phone 703-824-0129
LCPS Admin. Bldg. 21000 Education Ct. Ashburn
September 2019 Events
May 2019 Events
Learn about your child’s right to AT, strategies for advocating for appropriate AT for your child during IEP meetings, and how to choose the right devices.