Parent Information Relating to Special Education
Check the Fairfax County SEPTA website for free classes, workshops and other opportunities. In most cases you must register if registration information is provided.
As events become available they will be posted at: https://fairfaxcountysepta.org/upcoming-community-events/
Note that The FCPS Parent Resource Center is a great resource and it provides direct assistance to families, educators, and community members. The staff there can help you find answers and solve problems.
Email: email@example.com Phone: 703-204-3941
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Service Board is providing free access to Web and mobile tools to support our resilience and well-being. Appropriate for ages 13-adult. Start here: https://files.constantcontact.com/bbee573c701/92633049-c14e-4509-8384-f426ebbbfbe7.pdf
Dr. Dan’s Support Group for Parents of Exceptional Kids
Mondays 1-2 pm, starting May 4, Online
This new support group for parents of special needs children and youth will be facilitated by a behavioral pediatrician.
All these support groups are open to newcomers, and they are free, except where noted. No diagnosis is required to participate. Participants are typically given the opportunity to share their story, experience support, and glean guidance (as desired) from group members regarding both community and school resources. Confidentiality is respected. Many, but not all, have switched to online format.
Alpha Moms This support group for adoptive parents meets monthly in McLean. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Autism Dads meets one evening monthly in Falls Church. Contact: George Buzby at 571-419-1257 or email@example.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 Support Group for Parents, Caregivers and Family Members Last Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Contact Kim Griffin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Loudoun County CHADD Parent Support 3rd Tue. morning of the month in Sterling. Contact: Bonnie Little 571-306-2932 or on Facebook @loudounahdhsupport
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.
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 Tue. each month, 7-9 pm in Alexandria. Contact: George email@example.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.
Kinship Caregivers Support Group 2nd & 4th Thur. monthly, 6:30-8:00 pm, South County Gov. Ctr. Rm. 220, 8350 Richmond Hgwy, Alexandria. Free dinner and resources. Register 1 week ahead: KFI@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-246-4653
Kinship Café – meets monthly on the 2nd Wed. in Fairfax. Free dinner. Activities for children and discussion for adults. Register 1 week ahead by calling 703-246-4653 or online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hscode/EReg/Registration.aspx?groupID=27
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness builds better lives for affected families. Arlington Parent Support Group meets two Sundays a month at 7:00-8:30 pm. Contact: Naomi 703-862-9588 firstname.lastname@example.org
OCD Family Support Group 1st Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m.. Contact email@example.com or call 202-215-5859.
Northern Virginia Tourette Support Group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at noon at the Chantilly Public Library. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
OCD Family Support Group 1st Monday of each month 7:30 pm. Contact: email@example.com or call 202-215-5859
Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) meeting times and location posted at: https://poac-nova.org/events/
Parents of Autistic Teens meets the 2nd Sat. of each month in Oakton. Contact: Maria Dubuc 703-970-3676 or Admin@ASNV.org
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