A variety of resources are available to help, educate and advise parents who have children with special education needs.
FAIRFAX COUNTY SPECIAL EDUCATION PTA (SEPTA)
The Fairfax County SEPTA provides information on a variety of local and other resources to help parents. You do not need to be a SEPTA member to access these resources.
- Community Events (workshops, webinars, and more)
- Support Groups
- SEPTA on Facebook
- SEPTA on Twitter
- Additional Events and Support Groups
The school district provides information on special education instruction on the FCPS website and also has a newsletter focused on special education. You can also find more resources at the Parent Resource Center. Each year, FCPS holds an annual special education conference in the spring.
Office of the Family and Student Ombudsman (an independent, confidential resource for students, families, and community members, offering informal help to resolve concerns, problems, complaints, and other student-related issues)
Parent Workshops (free events to help & advise parents on a variety of topics)
Parent Library (has over 6,000 books, DVDs, and CDs that can be borrowed by parents on topics related to parenting and educating children)
The National PTA provides links for a variety of resources in their Special Education Toolkit, including to various national and local organizations.
National PTA Position Statement: Education of Children with Special Needs
Webinar: Caring for Every Child's Mental Health - The Signs, Strategies and Services Families and Schools Need
Webinar: The Ins and Outs of Special Education - Help for Families of Children with Special Needs
- Wednesday, October 6
- Friday, October 8
- Monday, October 11
- Tuesday, October 12
- Friday, October 15
- Friday, October 22
- Thursday, October 28
- Friday, October 29