Fairfax County Public Schools Support Services
Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities
The Fairfax County Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) advises the Fairfax County School Board about special education issues and ways in which they can make special education services as effective as possible. The ACSD is the Local Advisory Committee (LAC) that the state of Virginia requires for each school division. The committee is a collaborative effort among school division personnel, parents, and other community representatives. Citizens are welcome to contact members of the ACSD, provide written comment to the ACSD, or give public comment at the meetings during the time designated. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, call (703) 204-3941.
Applied Behavior Analysis Program for Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Students with Autism offers workshops and other assistance throughout the year. Past workshops are available for download at the Program web site.
Assistive Technology Services (703) 204-3939
Assistive Technology Services (ATS) uses computers, augmentative communication devices, and adaptive technology peripherals to maximize the potential of FCPS students with disabilities.
Office of Special Education Instruction (571) 423 4100
Ensures that children that are blind, deaf, have learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, and more disabilities receive a Free and Appropriate Education in the Least Restrictive Setting.
In English (703) 277-2666 and En Español (703) 277-2671
FCPS offers a variety of fee-based classes in English and Spanish for parents and guardians of infants through teens. Whether you are involved in a court case or simply want to enhance your parenting skills, we provide classes to meet your needs.
The Parent Resource Center supports FCPS parents through individual meetings, consultations, a newsletter, workshops, referrals, training, resources, and community outreach. At the PRC, parents can find help for their children’s attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavior, learning disabilities, social skills, autism, homework, special needs, and their own parenting. The PRC publishes the Special Education Handbook for Parents in eight languages and lists of tutors and speech language pathologists. Contact one of your school social workers if you need help finding affordable lunch for your children, food, holiday meals, clothing, school supplies, and eye glasses. They can also help your children maintain stability at school, should your family lose your stable housing. A federal law protects your children’s right to attend their same school even if your family loses stable housing.