Fairfax County Related Services

Autism Resources

Autism Society: Autism Society is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact. The Society and its chapters share a common mission of providing information and education, and supporting research and advocating for programs and services for the autism community

Autism Resources: A comprehensive list of links with information on Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Autism & PDD Support Networks: Information and support network for those coping with children with Autism spectrum disorders

Global Autism Collaboration: Umbrella site for several autism related organizations

Wise Old Sayings: "Communicating with an Autistic Child: A Parent's Guide"

Disability Organizations

The following organizations may assist consumers and their families with special needs with:

  • Information and referrals
  • Technical Assistance
  • Supoprt Group Contacts
  • Advocacy or legal services

Action Alliance for Virginia's Children and Youth

The Arc of Virginia (Arc)

Brain Injury Association of Virginia

Center for Independent Living (CIL)

Disability Commission (Virginia)

Parent to Parent of Virginia

Financial and Medical Benefits/Resources

Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS): FAMIS is Virginia’s program that helps working families provide health insurance to their children. Website information is provided in both English and Spanish. Phone: 1-866-873-2647

Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS): VDSS takes applications for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Auxiliary Grants and general relief. Phone: 1-800-230-6977

General Information

FCPS Special Education Handbook for Parents: An excellent place to start!

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): A professional organization for special educators. CEC's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with exceptionalities and their families.

Commonwealth of Virginia: An array of information including ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities, public policy, and legislative information.

The Arc of Northern Virginia: Committed to building “A Life Like Yours” for citizens with disabilities. Website has information on Advocacy, Services, Information and Referrals – An award winning health information website

Northern Virginia's Information and Referral Network: I&R provides accurate, quick, free and confidential information on a wide variety of resources throughout northern Virginia, including government agencies, volunteer services, support groups, transitional services and employment, disability services, maternal and child care issues, and more.

Infant & Toddler Connection of Virgnia: Virginia’s Early Intervention Program serves infants and toddlers from birth to 36 months who:

  • Are developmentally delayed
  • Have atypical development
  • Have a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in delay.

Disabled Community: Disabled Community.Org (DCO) is a clearninghouse of disability resources and information designed to help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, their friends, caregivers, and social service agencies.


The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for over 110,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Connecting Young Kids (YAACK): covers issues related to AAC and young children.

Speaking of Speech: the first and largest interactive forum for speech/language pathologists and teachers to improve communication skills in our schools.

Support Groups and Respite Care

Jill's House

School Age Child Care (SACC)