Resources for Special Education in Fairfax County Public Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools

As the 11 th largest school district in the United States, filtering information about Fairfax County Public Schools can be labor intensive.  The web resources for the Special Education Instruction is vast.  Office of Special Education Instruction is part of the Department of Special Services.  Many of the senior personnel important to the special education process are listed on the Department of Special Services webpage .  Each school also has an assigned procedural support liaison responsible for attending meetings regarding special education services.  The procedural support liaisons are divided by school pyramid, so it is important to know the pyramid to which your household is assigned. Download the Contact information for each procedural support liaison.  An important resource when seeking additional services and support is the Office of PreK-12 Adapted Curriculum . The Office of PreK-12 Adapted Curriculum also encompasses the Applied Behavior Analysis Program for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Located at Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Room 105, Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027, the Fairfax County Public Schools Special Education Parent Resource Center (PRC) is an important resource for parents.  It is a good clearinghouse for information about special education services.  The PRC coordinates much of the programming offered by the Department of Special Services. These programs can vary tremendously by topic and address a number of different issues. Programming information is posted on the FCPS website.  For more information call 703-204-3941 or email .

The FCPS Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) includes members representing school board members, student representatives, and members nominated by community organizations and programs.  ACSD members are appointed to serve in an advisory capacity to the School Board.  Local Advisory Committees are mandated by state law for every school district in the country. More information, including the list of members, is available on the FCPS website.

The Fairfax County School Board – The Fairfax County School Board is composed of 12 members, 9 of which represent the 9 magisterial districts in the county and 3 of whom serve at-large. A non-voting student representative participates in School Board meetings. Information about upcoming meetings and minutes is posted on the Fairfax County School Board webpage.