Parent Information Relating to Special Education

All these opportunities are FREE unless noted.  
In most cases you must register if registration information is provided.
 
When other events become available they will be posted at:
 
Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts
Fri, June 1, 10 am–noon  The Arc 2755 Hartland Rd Ste. 200, Falls Church
Learn about tax credits and benefits including, but not limited to Livable Homes Tax Credit and Deduction of Tuition as a Medical Expenses.
 
Internet Safety:  Help Kids Navigate Adolescence in the Digital Age
Fri. June 1, 10 am-noon  Dunn Loring Ctr. 2334 Gallows Rd.  Door 1, Dunn Loring
Learn about the top internet dangers for teens and seven steps for good digital parenting. 
Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28279  or703-204-3941
 
Board Games, Pizza Party, and Student Networking
Sun. June 3, 4-6 pm Arlington Mill CC Rm 411, 909 South Dinwiddie St. Arlingto
More Than Dyslexics, a student-led group, is sponsoring this board game party for dyslexics and their friends.  Bring money for pizza and a favorite board game.
 
REACH:  Regional Education Assessment Crisis Services Habilitation -- Webinar
Mon. June 4, 6:30 pm  
Learn how the Virginia REACH program serves individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities to meet crisis support needs.
 
Ambassador Training for Students with IDD
Fri. June 8, 8:30 am-2:00 pm  Deloitte 1919 N Lynn St, Arlington
In partnership with Deloitte, Best Buddies is sponsoring this public speaking training for students and adults with disabilities.
 
Mental Health America 2018:  Fit for the Future
Thu.-Sat. June 14-16, Hyatt 400 New Jersey Ave. NW Washington, DC
This conference will focus on health for the whole person, making use of tools and resources that benefit minds and bodies together.
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  ADHDParentMountVernon@gmail.com   703 472-4678
West Fairfax CHADD Parent Support Group   1st & 3rd Tues. of each month at 7:30 pm Contact:  Sharon  clintob@aol.com  703 716-4646 
 
CSB Family Support Group at Gatlan Center  2nd and 4th Wed. of each month 6-8 pm in Alexandria Contact:  Samar.Chwairy@fairfaxcounty.gov 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:  rich_westhoff@hotmail.com   571-490-1268
 
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  703-246-2495
 
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  mczero@yahoo.com
Fairfax Family Support Group meets on the 2nd Thur. of each month  7:30-9:00 pm
Contact:  Heather   daviesva@gmail.com  or  703-362-4985
 
OCD Family Support Group   1st Mon. of each month, 7:30 pm  
Contact:  familygroupocd@verizon.net   or  202 215-5859
 
POAC: Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia  
Bimonthly Support Group  Contact:  Nicole Zupan at nicizupan@gmail.com
 
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:  mark.bramer@gmail.com