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
I Can Bike After-School
Various weeks in March through May at Middle Schools in Fairfax County
This program uses adapted bicycles, a special instructional program, and trained
staff to run the weeklong trainings for children with disabilities.
Information and registration: https://icanshine.org/ican-bike-fcps-fairfax-va/
Sibling Leadership Network
Help SLN learn about the experiences of siblings of individuals with
disabilities so as to develop more supports for them. Survey: http://bit.ly/adultsiblingsurvey
Questions? Contact Meghan Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC Partner Training Strategies
May 15, 6:30-8:00 pm, TCW, Rm. 175, 3801 W. Braddock Rd. Alexandria
Learn about AAC tools and how to use them to enhance a child's ability to
communicate at home, at school, and in the community.
Register by May 9: email email@example.com or phone 703-824-0129
Managed Care, and EPSDT — Webinar with hard copy option
Wed. May 15, 10:00-11:30 am
Hear the basics of Medicaid Waivers including the move to CCC Plus Managed Care
and the EPSDT program.
Is Your Child a Target of
Wed. May 15, 7:00-8:30 pm, Arc of GPW MH Ctr.13505 Hillendale Dr. Woodbridge
Learn how to talk with your child about bullying, how to prevent bullying from
occurring, and how to develop responses to it if it occurs.
How to Talk to Your Kids
Thu. May 16, 11:45 am-1:15 pm, StudyPro, 6849 Old Dominion Dr. #200, McLean
Learn how to use anxiety as a force for good, how to leverage it to motivate
yourself, and how to help your children do the same.
ADHD in Preschoolers:
What to Look for and How to Help — Webinar
Thu. May 16, 2 pm
Learn what you need to know before seeking an evaluation for your preschooler
Special Needs Legal &
Financial Planning Workshop
Thu. May 16, 7-9 pm, NVJCC 8900 Little river Tnpk. Fairfax
This will be an overview of financial and legal planning as it relates to life
stages, transitioning issues, legal issues and government programs.
Register: Contact Carey 571-378-0245 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What Every Parent Needs to Know
Thu. May 16, LCPS Admin. Bldg. 21000 Education Ct. Ashburn
Come to learn about risk factors, warning signs, protective factors, and
strategies to reduce the likelihood of a child developing thoughts of suicide.
Register: https://www.lcps.org/parentresourceservices or 571-252-6540
Emergency Preparedness for
Parents of Students with Disabilities
Fri. May 17, 10 am-noon, PRC, 2334 Gallows Rd. Door 1, Dunn Loring
Join the Office of Emergency Management to learn about emergency plans in
Fairfax County for evacuation and sheltering of families of children with disabilities.
Sat. May 18, 1-3 pm, Jackson MS, 3020 Gallows Rd. Falls Church
Families of children with atypical abilities are invited for interactive
activities and exhibits involving science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
ACSD Meet and
Thu. May 22, 7-9 pm. Jackson MS 3020 Gallows Rd, Falls Church
Learn about the Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) and the
services that are provided by the Parent Resource Center.
Breaking Down Barriers &
Creating Community for Parents of Children with Disabilities — 3 Webinar Series
Part Two: Getting
Started: Creating and Launching Your Community
Thu. May 23, noon-1 pm. Register: https://bit.ly/2GrmiGj
Speed — Webinar
Thu. May 23, noon
Learn why some students struggle to keep up in class and take longer to respond
to questions or finish homework.
Helping Your Child Regulate
Emotions and Behaviors
Thu. May 30, 6:00-7:30 pm Ross Center, 1595 Spring Hill Road, Vienna
Learn how to manage your preschool or early elementary child and help him or her
learn self-regulation and social skills.
Register: 703-687-6610, Extension 0 or email: VAinfo@rosscenter.com
— Transition to College Courses
Jun 24-28, 1-3 pm or 6-8 pm StudyPro, 6849 Old Dominion Dr. #200, McLean
July 15-19, 1-3 pm or 6-8 pm StudyPro, 6849 Old Dominion Dr. #200, McLean
These courses help seniors understand what they will need to do to be successful
at college and helps them figure out how they can do so. $850
Support Groups for Parents
Alpha Moms This support group for adoptive parents meets monthly in McLean.
Autism Dads meets one evening monthly in Falls Church. Contact:
George Buzby at 571-419-1257 or email@example.com
CHADD: Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
Alexandria CHADD Parent Support
Group 4th Mon. of each
month at 6:30 pm. Contact: Jenny ADHDParentMountVernon@gmail.com or call
Burke CHADD Parent Support Group last Thu. of each month at 7:30 pm. Contact:
West Fairfax CHADD Parent Support
Group 1st & 3rd Thu.
of each month at 7:30 pm Contact: Sharon firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Louden County Parents of Teens with
ADHD last Wed. of the month at
Cascades Library in Potomac Falls. Contact: Bonnie Little 571-306-2932
CSB Family Support Group at Gatlan
Center 2nd and 4th Wed. of each
month 6-8 pm in Alexandria Contact: Samar.Chwairy@fairfaxcounty.gov or call
D.A.D.S. Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome 3rd Thur. each month, 7-9 pm in
Alexandria. Contact: George email@example.com or call
Fairfax Juvenile Court Parent Support
Group for problems including
runaway behavior, truancy, alcohol/drug abuse, and serious behavioral problems at home, at school, or in the community. 7:30 pm every Tues. Room 201.1 Fairfax County Courthouse – call
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness builds better lives for
Arlington Family Support Group meets two Sundays a month at 7:00-8:30 pm. Contact: Michelle
Best at firstname.lastname@example.org
OCD Family Support Group 1st Mon. of each month, 7:30 pm.
Contact: email@example.com or call
Padres de hoy — Support group in
Spanish. Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8
pm Brookside FACE Ctr. 601 Four Mile Run Trail, Alexandria. Call 703-824-6865 to register. Free childcare.
Northern Virginia Tourette Support
Group meets the 2nd Sunday of
each month at noon at the Chantilly Public Library. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents of Autistic Children
(POAC) meeting times and
location posted at: https://poac-nova.org/events/