Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD or ADD)
School services and accommodations for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD) are available in Virginia under the education category of “Other Health Impairment.” The Virginia Department of Education has guidelines for special test accommodations which are frequently necessary for students with AD/HD.
CHADD of Northern Virginia (CHADD-NOVA) is a chapter of the national CHADD organization (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder http://www.chadd.org). CHADD-NOVA holds periodic meetings with presentations from professionals in the region and also keeps a calendar for support group meetings. For more information see http://www.meetup.com/novachadd.
The ADHD Parent Support Network is coordinated by the Parent Resource Center. For more information contact Kathleen Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 703-228-2135.
An AD/HD Yahoo Group for Arlington parents of children with ADD or AD/HD was founded by Arlington parent (now School Board member) Nancy Van Doren. To join the list you can join online or send an email to email@example.com.
CHADD of Northern Virginia (CHADD-NOVA) is a chapter of the national CHADD organization (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ). CHADD-NOVA holds periodic meetings with presentations from professionals in the region and also keeps a calendar for support group meetings. For more information see the CHADD list of events or contact Nadine Asef-Sargent at firstname.lastname@example.org (an Arlington parent who actively volunteers for CHADD-NOVA).
The ADHD Task Force, now disbanded, joined staff and parent groups working on improving outcomes for student with characteristics of ADHD in the Arlington Public Schools. Information is available on the APS website here.
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. The FCPS website lists programming coordinated by the PRC, which includes free workshops on AD/HD and other disabilities commonly affecting individuals with AD/HD. You can request information from past workshops listed online as well. For more information call the Parent Resource Center at 703-204-3941 or email email@example.com.
CHADD: Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
The Alexandria CHADD Parent Support Group meets the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at Aldersgate Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria, VA 22308. Contact: Jenny at ADHDParentMountVernon@gmail.com or call 703 472-4678. CHADD membership is not required, nor is Fairfax County residency to participate in this support group.
West Fairfax CHADD Parent Support Group
1st & 3rd Tues. of each month at 7:30 pm Contact: Sharon firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703 716-4646.
Support Group for Middle School Students with ADHD
Meets the 1st Sunday of each month 2:00 – 3:00 pm, 4031 Univ. Dr. Fairfax, VA. Enter on South St. No parents! Call 703-403-3335 to enter building. Contact: coach@BrainRelief.org or call 703- 641-8940.
Support Group for High School Students with ADHD
Meets the 1st Sunday of each month 3:30 – 5:00 pm 4031 Univ. Dr. Fairfax, VA. Enter on South St. No parents! Call 703-403-3335 to enter building. Contact: coach@BrainRelief.org or call 703- 641-8940.
City of Alexandria
For information of support and programming in the City of Alexandria related to AD/HD, contact Monica Sanjur at the Family Resource Center at 703-824-6750, visit in person at 3801 West Braddock Road, Room 134. More information about the Family Resource Center in Alexandria is available online at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/curriculum/special-education/prc