Special Education



The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Parent Resource Center (PRC) provides resources, information, and consultations to support the success of all students. Confidential consultations, an extensive lending library, and a year-long calendar of workshops are offered for parents, educators, and community members.

Contact the PRC by phoneemail, or visit us Monday – Friday during the hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services.

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and tune into our  You Tube Channel to see some of our recorded workshops. Bookmark our  PRC website to stay up-to-date with all our workshops and resources.


  • Technology Tools to Support Executive Functioning

Join Assistive Technology Services to learn about technology tools to support executive functioning skills and how they may impact your child’s learning. Many students struggle with planning, organizing, and managing tasks, which impacts their academic achievement. This workshop will focus on strategies and technology tools that can help support students with executive functioning challenges and improve their independence. Learn how to use and implement technology tools such as low-tech strategies, apps, and computer-based tools to facilitate the following executive functioning skills: self-management, information management, time management, and materials management.

Friday, March 15, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon


  • Collaborative IEP Meetings:  Parents as Partners

Join us for this important workshop for parents of children receiving special education services. Parents are essential partners in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process. Strategies to support your role in your child’s IEP meetings will be shared and highlights include: the IEP process and its components, your role in the IEP meeting, responsibilities of the IEP team members and planning for your child’s IEP meeting.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Register for Collaborative IEP Meetings: Parents as Partners

  • Assistive Technology to Support Communication

This workshop, presented by FCPS Assistive Technology Services, will feature a basic overview of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) best practices. Starting with a presentation of core vocabulary and communication partner modeling, this session will finish with ideas for implementing AAC across the day, including strategies to be used at home. Highlights will include AAC common tools, visual strategies and ideas for modeling language, which can be useful to support students of all ages at home and school who struggle with communication.

Friday, March 22, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Register for Assistive Technology to Support Communication

  • Teen Depression: What Parents Need to Know –What is Teen Depression? 

This workshop presented by Dr. Kathryn DeLonga, PsyD, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Mood Brain and Development Unit Psychological Treatment Program at the National Institute for Mental Health, will highlight the prevalence of major depressive disorder and how to identify depression in teenagers. A brain-based understanding of depression will be presented along with elements of recovery and strategies for treatment. Parents will be provided with strategies to use to help their teenagers.

Friday, March 29, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Register for Teen Depression: What Parents Need to Know

  • Save the Date:  Annual FCPS Special Education Conference

Mark your calendars! The 14th annual FCPS Special Education Conference will be held on Saturday, April 6,at Lake Braddock Secondary School. The event will focus on supporting inclusive and postsecondary practices for students with disabilities.  Visit the Special Education Conference website or email prc@fcps.edu with questions.