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:

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:   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:


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:

Autism Dads meets one evening monthly in Falls Church.  Contact:  George Buzby at 571-419-1257 or

CHADD: Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Alexandria CHADD Parent Support Group  4th Mon. of each month at 6:30 pm.  Contact:  Jenny  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:

  • 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  or 703-716-4646.

  • West Fairfax CHADD Morning Parent Support Group  1st Tues. of each month at 10:30 am Contact:  Sharon  or 703-716-4646.

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

D.A.D.S.  Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome 3rd Tue. each month, 7-9 pm in Alexandria.  Contact:  George 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: 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

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

OCD Family Support Group  1st Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m..  Contact 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:

OCD Family Support Group 1st Monday of each month 7:30 pm. Contact: or call 202-215-5859

Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) meeting times and location posted at:

Parents of Autistic Teens meets the 2nd Sat. of each month in Oakton.  Contact:  Maria Dubuc 703-970-3676 or

Thanks to Our Amazing SILVER Corporate Sponsor: POWELL RADOMSKY

Thank You to Our Awesome

OES Panther Pride Fund


Powell Radomsky is a boutique family law firm. Sonya Powell and Cindy Radomsky started their firm in 2014 with the intention of providing a high level of personal service that is focused solely on attending to the unique needs of their family law clients. They and their staff work together as a team in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, support, property rights and drafting agreements. Both partners have been included in the list of top 50 Women Virginia Super Lawyers and have received other honors and distinctions. Their firm is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm.

Thanks to Our Spectacular GOLD Corporate Sponsor, Dr. Kevin McGrath & Oakton Family Orthodontics

Thank You to Our Spectacular 

OES Panther Pride Fund



Here at Oakton Family Orthodontics, for the past 36 years we have dedicated ourselves to earn the reputation as one of Virginia’s leading orthodontic practices based on the exceptional quality of our results, innovative orthodontic care, and outstanding customer service. Our office is conveniently located in Oakton, Virginia.

Congratulations to Dr. McGrath for having been chosen many times as one of the “Top Orthodontists” by his peers and patients by Washingtonian, Northern Virginia, Virginia Living, Washington Family, and Health and Beauty magazines. 

For more information, to contact us or schedule your complimentary consultation, CLICK HERE

Thanks to Our Amazing GOLD Corporate Sponsor, CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY OF OAKTON

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Since 2005, Children’s Dentistry of Oakton and Dr. Niloo Mofakhami have been offering caring, comfortable, and expert pediatric dental care for their patients and families. Their office is highly regarded for its gentle and responsive treatment; welcoming family feel; soothing, bright office space for both children and adults; and commitment to the local community. Children’s Dentistry of Oakton has received multiple accolades throughout the years, with Dr. Niloo recently named a Top Dentist in Washingtonian Magazine, a 2019 Neighborhood Favorite on Nextdoor, and a Best Dentist in Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best Of NoVA issue. A graduate of Oakton High School and a current Oakton resident, Dr. Niloo believes that positive early-life dental experiences can instill healthy, lifelong dental habits for all patients. For more information, please visit





Who Likes to Eat at SILVER DINER?


If your family likes to dine at Silver Diner in Fair Oaks, please join the “Eat Well Do Well Rewards” Program – Sign Up Here.  Every time you dine 5% of your check goes directly to Oakton Elementary!!  Program runs year round.


Fair Oaks Silver Diner
12251 Fair Lakes Parkway
Corner of Fair Lakes Parkway & West Ox Road
Fairfax, VA 22033

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