Workshops for parents, educators and community members

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers FREE workshops and conferences throughout the school year!

The PRC offers training's and conferences on a wide variety of topics throughout the school year! Attend our research-based, professional workshops to learn the latest information to help your child succeed! Resources and strategies to support all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs and disabilities.

All workshops are held at the Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, VA, Entrance 1, Room 100, unless otherwise noted. Language interpreters and accommodations are available for all Parent Resource Center workshops by contacting us at 703-204-3941 or


Flash Forward, Career and Transition Event

Presented by FCPS Career and Transition Service, Flash Forward will provide students with IEP's and their parents an introduction to options after high school. Representatives from postsecondary and adult education employment, community programs and services will be available. The schedule includes information tables, an overview of postsecondary options and a breakout of workshop sessions.

Breakout Sessions:

  • Supported Employment Options: For students who will require ongoing support after graduation.
  • Competitive Employment Options: For students with disabilities that will not require ongoing support.
  • Postsecondary Education Options: For students planning to continue their education at a 2 or 4 year college or specialized training program.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This event will be held at Woodson High School

Register for Flash Forward

Autism and Safety: Public Safety Considerations, Guidance for Families, Caregivers and Self-Advocates

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other cognitive disabilities may not recognize danger, react well in an emergency or be able to seek help. This workshop will provide parents and educators of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other cognitive disabilities information on safety risks for individuals with special needs, proactive steps to reduce the risk of potential dangers and resources available in the community for emergency preparedness. Scott Campbell, a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia Public Safety Workgroup for Autism Awareness; Autism Safety and Awareness Trainer for families and first responder personnel in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.; former President of the Autism Society of Northern Virginia; and former President of Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) of Northern Virginia will present this important workshop.

Friday, April 26, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Register for Autism and Safety


High School Prep: A Strategic Transition from Middle School to High School

If you’ve got a tween, you know that middle school is no cake walk. Multiple teachers, personal schedule responsibility, and long-term assignments all require more independent thought and focus. In ninth grade, that reality gets kicked up a notch. Join the PRC for this workshop to learn:

  • How to finish middle school strong while building positive habits for the future.
  • How to make the shift from guided to independent learning so your child doesn’t feel overwhelmed or lost.
  • The secret to effective time management as a high-school student balancing academics with sports, activities, friends, and work.
  • How your teen can manage his or her all-important social life so it doesn’t interfere with school.

This workshop is presented by Ann Dolin, M.Ed., educational consultant and award-winning author. Ann is the President and Director of Educational Connections, Inc.

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Register for High School Prep: A Strategic Transition from Middle School to High School

Digital Citizenship:Tips for Parents

As parents in the digital age, being aware, alert and involved in your children’s use of the internet is crucial. What else can you do to keep your child safe on the internet? Digital Citizenship can be described as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior, its positive and negative impact on self and others, with regard to technology use. It is important for parents to help their child become safe, ethical, responsible and respectful digital citizens. Join the PRC for this workshop to learn necessary supports so all students have a safe online space in which to learn healthy, and respectful technology use at home and school. Richard Stegman, Andrea Jones and Erika Deem, members of the FCPS Digital Citizenship team will present this workshop for all parents.

Friday, May 10, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Register for Digital Citizenship: Tips for Parents

Emergency Preparedness for Parents of Students with Disabilities

For the millions of Americans with disabilities, natural and human-made disasters present a substantial challenge. Fairfax County’s Office of Emergency Management is committed to the inclusion of all by spreading the message of preparedness to its residents with disabilities and access and functional needs. Join the Office of Emergency Management for a discussion on emergency preparedness for your family, plans that exist in Fairfax County for evacuation and sheltering, and accommodations that might be needed during an emergency for your child.

Friday, May 17, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Register for Emergency Preparedness for Parents of Students with Disabilities