Fairfax County Related Services
- Adapted Physical Education Services
- Assistive Technology
- Behavior Intervention Services
- Blind/Visually Impaired Services
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- School Psychology Services
- School Social Work Services
- Speech and Language Therapy
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"
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
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
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