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Parent Information Relating to Special Education

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Support Groups for Parents

Alpha Moms  This support group for adoptive parents meets monthly in McLean.


CHADD: Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Alexandria CHADD Parent Support Group  4th Mon. of each month at 6:30 pm
Contact:  Jenny   703 472-4678
West Fairfax CHADD Parent Support Group   1st & 3rd Tues. of each month at 7:30 pm Contact:  Sharon  703 716-4646


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


D.A.D.S.  Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome 3rd Thur. each month, 7-9 pm in Alexandria; and last Wed. of each month in Tysons at 7-9 pm  Contact:   571-490-1268


JCCNV Special Needs Parent Support Group  1st Wed. each month, 7:00–8:30 pm
Contact:  Melissa at Cost: $15 per meeting.


NAMI:  National Alliance on Mental Illness builds better lives for affected families.
Arlington Family Support Group meets one Sunday of each month at 7:00-8:30 pm
Contact:  Michelle Best
Fairfax Family Support Group meets on the 2nd Thur. of each month  7:30-9:00 pm
Contact:  Heather  or  703-362-4985


Springfield Family Support Group  meets the 4th Thur. of each month 7:00-8:30 pm
Contact:  Heather  or  703-362-4985


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


POAC: Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia
Bimonthly Support Group  Contact:  Nicole Zupan at


Northern Virginia Tourette Support Group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at noon at the Chantilly Public Library.  Contact:

Special Education Events

All these opportunities are FREE unless noted. In most cases you must register if registration information is provided. The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) helps parents of students with disabilities.  It sponsors workshops, has a lending library, and has Parent Liaisons to help parents solve problems.   2334 Gallows Rd. Rm 105, Dunn Loring    English: …