Special Education Instruction
Meeting the unique needs of our students with disabilities.
Attend Our Special Education Virtual Information Session on Wednesday, June 7 (5-6 p.m.)
FCPS wants you to be a part of our team! We are searching for educators with a strong academic background and a passion for making a difference. To meet hiring needs in Special Education, we are offering an information session to help interested individuals understand the variety of Special Education positions available within FCPS. Discuss the pathway to licensure as well as learn about the supports available to FCPS Special Education teachers.
- Learn more about the virtual special education information session, as well as how to apply, prepare, register, and attend!
Questions should be directed to the FCPS Department of Human Resources through our online web portal or by calling 571-423-3000.
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Family Resource Center
Our Family Resource Center (FRC) offers free webinars, consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.Family Resource Center (FRC)
FRC YouTube Channel
The Family Resource Center (FRC) YouTube Channel includes videos of workshops and webinars for families and educators to support student success.FRC YouTube Channel
Accommodations and Modifications
Information to assist school teams in determining if provided supports should be considered an accommodation or a modification.
Adapted Curriculum, PreK-12
Supporting school teams working with students with disabilities who are accessing an adapted curriculum based on the Virginia Essentialized Standards of Learning (VESOL).
Adapted Physical Education Services
Adapted physical education modifies the physical education curriculum to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program
Supporting the special education instruction of students with autism and related disorders through the use of principles of ABA.
Assessment Options for Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities have several options for participating in the regular state accountability assessments.
Assistive Technology Services (ATS)
Every school has an Assistive Technology Coach who works with school teams to incorporate devices, software, or equipment used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.
Behavior Education Professional Development Plan 2022-23
Building the capacity of school-based and central office staff to support the social, emotional, and academic development of all students in FCPS.
Behavior Intervention Services
Learn about our comprehensive behavior interventions and supports to meet the needs of a broad range of students. Includes information on our behavior support webinar series.
Career and Transition Services
Career and Transition Services supports students as they prepare to transition to a variety of postsecondary options.
Forms Related to Special Education
Forms related to the eligibility process, the reevaluation process, and the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Additional forms related to the special education process are also included here.
High Incidence Disabilities Team, K-12
Supporting schools through a variety of models, including trainings, in-services, workshops, facilitated team meetings, and individual coaching.
Inclusion embodies the values and practices that support the right of every student, regardless of ability, to access and participate in their school and community.
Medicaid Reimbursement Program
FCPS can bill Medicaid for eligible services provided to Medicaid- and FAMIS-eligible students with disabilities.
Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational therapists work to address a student's ability to access and participate in school activities.
Physical Therapy Services
Our physical therapists work to assure that students in special education benefit from their educational programs.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
PBIS offers research-based, school-wide, and classroom discipline systems to benefit all students.
Services for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
We serve students ages 2-22 who require specialized instruction and support with a variety of visual impairments.
Services for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Educational services for hearing-impaired students are provided through itinerant services and site-based programs to eligible students.
Special Education Conference 2023
Our 18th Annual Special Education Conference as held Saturday, April 29, 2023. Presentation recordings are now available.
Special Education Enhancement Planning Process
Fairfax County Public Schools is developing a Special Education Enhancement Plan that will .... Here are the steps in the process and the timeline, with the goal of having the plan ready by ....
Special Education Procedural Support
Responsive, student-centered, collaborative guidance and leadership related to the implementation of and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as they pertain to special education.
Speech and Language Services
Speech and language pathologists help develop effective communication skills so that students may participate in school.
Special Services Contact Information
Contact information for the Office of Special Education Instruction, Office of Special Education Procedural Support, and Procedural Support Liaisons.
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Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD)
View the committee purpose, charge, and upcoming meeting dates.Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD)
School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
View the committee purpose, charge, and upcoming meeting dates.School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)