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PARENT INFORMATION RELATING TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

Parent Information Relating to Special Education

When other events become available they will be posted at: https://fairfaxcountysepta.org/upcoming-community-events/

Ongoing…

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 gary.logue@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703 324-8563

Fairfax County Parks – Adapted Recreation for Kids

Swimming, gymnastics, ice skating, fitness, park explorers.

Information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/adapted-programs

Fairfax County Therapeutic Recreation

Information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/tracers/up/ProgramListing.aspx?pDGID=2

Scholarships for Classes with Fairfax County Parks

Children of families that receive public assistance (medicaid, free school lunch, SNAP, TANF) are eligible to take one set of classes per quarter for a $15 registration fee.

Information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/scholarships

Post-Adoptive Recreation Program for Youth 10-15 with Special Needs

A once-monthly Saturday recreation and respite program open to Fairfax County residents who have adopted via public or private agencies.

Contact: Formed Families Forward info@formedfamiliesforward.org

Give an Hour Healthy Minds Fairfax
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/

On Demand – Dyslexia & the IEP: How to Make Sure the IEP is in Tip-Top Shape

Webinar On demand, available 24/7.

*Please Note: FCPS (Fairfax County Public Schools) and ACPS (Alexandria City Public Schools) can often provide translation services for their events into Spanish, Arabic, or other languages if you contact them well in advance.

Support Groups for Parents

Alpha Moms:  This support group for adoptive parents meets monthly in McLean.  Contact:  robin4brady@gmail.com

Autism Dads:  Meets one evening monthly in Falls Church.  Contact:  George Buzby at 571-419-1257 or gbuzby@aol.com

CHADD: Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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 Parent Support Group:  last Thu. of each month at 7:30 pm. Contact:  Kim kimberlyrgriffin@yahoo.com

West Fairfax CHADD Parent Support Group:  1st & 3rd Thu. of each month at 7:30 pm Contact:  Sharon  clintob@aol.com  or call 703-716-4646.

Louden County Parents of Teens with ADHD: last Wed. of the month at Cascades Library in Potomac Falls.  Contact:  Bonnie Little  571-306-2932

CSB Family Support Group at Gatlan Center : 2nd and 4th Wed. of each month 6-8 pm in Alexandria Contact:  Samar.Chwairy@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-799-2882.

D.A.D.S.:  Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome 3rd Thur. each month, 7-9 pm in Alexandria.  Contact:  George  gbuzby@aol.com or call 703-545-6089.

Fairfax Juvenile Court Parent Support Group: for problems including runaway behavior, truancy, alcohol/drug abuse, and serious behavioral problems at home, at school, or in the community. 7:30 pm every Tues. Room 201.1 Fairfax County Courthouse – call 703-246-2495.

NAMI:  National Alliance on Mental Illness builds better lives for affected families. 

Arlington Family Support Group: meets two Sundays a month at 7:00-8:30 pm.  Contact:  Michelle Best at mczero@yahoo.com

OCD Family Support Group:   1st Mon. of each month, 7:30 pm.  Contact:  familygroupocd@verizon.net   or  call 202-215-5859.

Padres de hoy — Support group in Spanish.  Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 pm Brookside FACE Ctr. 601 Four Mile Run Trail, Alexandria.  Call 703-824-6865 to register.  Free childcare.

Northern Virginia Tourette Support Group: meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at noon at the Chantilly Public Library.  Contact:  mark.bramer@gmail.com

Parents of Autistic Children (POAC): meeting times and location posted at: https://poac-nova.org/events/