Fairfax County Government Resources for Special Needs and Disabilities

Fairfax County Government Resources 

Fairfax County offers a number of supports for families of children with disabilities who are residents of Fairfax.  One of the major services is screening to determine if children qualify for a Medicaid Waiver.  Medicaid Waivers permit families to qualify for important government resources for their disabled children (for example respite care, placement in day services or residential services, job training and behavior support may be available.).  Obtaining a Medicaid waiver can be critical to access support for the disabled across the life span.  For information on Medicaid Waivers for individuals with intellectual disabilities , contact the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) at 704-324-4400 and ask to speak with a support coordinator in regard to waivers.  Additional information about the CSB is available by e-mailing wwwcsb@fairfaxcounty.gov .  You can also visit the Fairfax county webpage. For information on Medicaid Waivers for those with developmental disabilities (including autism spectrum disorders), contact the Arc of Northern Virginia at  or 703-532-3214. Download additional information on resources to support children with disabilities who may not be independent as adults.

Crisis Intervention Supports Through the Fairfax-Falls Church CSB

If someone in your family is experiencing a psychiatric crisis that may require hospitalization, you may call Woodburn Emergency Services at 703-573-5679. A child who is engaging in behaviors of serious concern in the school setting may be referred to the Child Specific Team (CST) , a service available under the Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) that brings a multidisciplinary team together to address the situation. Typically, a CST is convened at the request of a school social worker or a Community Services Board case manager.  For more information on CSTs, contact the social worker at your child’s school or call the Fairfax-Falls Church CSA Program at 703-324-7938.   If you are in a crisis and need to talk to someone, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness crisis support help-line at 1-888-486-8264.


The Fairfax County Department of Parks and Recreation has a Therapeutic Recreation Office which provides inclusion support, adapted programming, and maintains a good list of community resources on the Fairfax County Therapeutic Recreation Office webpage. For additional information call 703-324-5532.