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Parent Information Relating to Special Education

All these opportunities are FREE unless noted.
In most cases you must register if registration information is provided.

World of Possibilities: Disabilities, Healthy Aging and Independent Living Expo
Sat. Oct. 28, 11 am - 3 pm, Marriott Hotel, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons
Learn about adaptive devices, assistive technology, accessible recreation, and travel resources.  Free wheelchair repair.

Spatial Cognition in Mathematics Learning: Mapping Numbers to the World Around Us
Wed. Nov. 1, 7:30 - 9:00 pm, Lab School, 4759 Reservoir Rd. NW, Washington, DC
Dr. Luke F. Rinne will discuss the relationship between spatial and mathematics abilities and how everyday math activities could be integrated into arts-based instruction.

Trauma 101: Empowering Parents and Educators
Nov. 2  10:00 - 11:30 am Dunn Loring Center 2334 Gallows Rd.  Entr. 1  Dunn Loring
Learn about the signs of trauma, its academic and social impact, and strategies for building resilience.
Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28279 or 703 204-3941

Morning at the Museum -- National Zoological Park
Sat. Nov. 4, 8:00 - 9:30 am, National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. Washington, DC
Families with students with cognitive or sensory processing disabilities may come for sensory-friendly activities at the Zoo. For parking: enter from Beech Dr. NW.

Morning at the Museum -- US Capitol Building and Visitor Center
Sat. Nov. 4 8:00 - 9:30 am  US Capitol Visitor Ctr.  First St. at East Capitol St. Wash. DC
Families with students with cognitive or sensory processing disabilities may arrive 8:00 - 8:30 am for a 1 hr. sensory-friendly tour of the Capitol Visitor Center and Capitol Building.

Parenting the Smartphone Generation
Sat. Nov. 4, 9 am - noon, Fairfax Community Church, 11451 Braddock Road, Fairfax
This mini-conference will cover culture, media, social media, smartphones and engaging our kids in today’s tech-centric world.

Embracing ADHD and Autism
Mon. Nov. 6 , 7:30 - 9:00 pm McLean Bible Church Rm. B  8925 Leesburg Pk., Vienna
Learn about the positive attributes of ADHD and autism to gain new perspectives on how to help your child be successful in school, at home, and in life.

A New Way To Understand ADHD
Wed. Nov. 8, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Auburn School, 3800 Concorde Parkway, Chantilly
This workshop addresses cultural myths about ADHD and provides a different way to think about ADHD that will allow us to understand how to better help our children .

Angst:  Normalizing the Conversation Around Anxiety -- Screening
Thu. Nov. 9, 6:30 pm  Alexandria Country Day Sch. 2400 Russell Rd. Alexandria
A post-screening discussion is included.   No registration needed.

Ensuring School Success for Students with ADHD
Thu, Nov. 9, 6:30 – 8:00 pm  4031 University Av.  Fairfax (enter on South St)
Learn about the rights that students with ADHD have under Federal Law and important ways to help your student to succeed in school.

Introduction to Special Education
Fri. Nov. 10, Dunn Loring Center Door 1, 2334 Gallows Rd. Dunn Loring
Parents who are new to special education are invited to learn about the special education process and all that is available at the Parent Resource Center. 
Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28279 or 703 204-3941

K.A.N. Conference:  Everybody Eats -- Creating Your Family Recipe
Sat. Nov. 11, 9:30 am-4 pm St. Andrews  18300 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD
Learn how adoptive families work together to embrace the special ingredients that make them strong and successful.

2e: Twice Exceptional -- Screening
Tues. Nov. 14, 7 - 9 pm, Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston 
Gain an understanding of the complexities of life for gifted students who have learning differences.  Connect with others in the 2e community.

Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC+) Town Hall Meeting
Thurs. Nov. 16, 1 - 3 pm, Fairfax County Govt. Ctr. 12000 Govt. Ctr Pkwy. Fairfax
Learn about CCC+, the Medicaid managed care program for Virginia residents who have a disability, are receiving waiver benefits, and/or are Medicaid eligible.

Family Movie Night:  Bernie Mac, Kinship and Me
Nov. 17  6:00-8:30 pm   Formed Families Forward 4031 University Drive, Fairfax
Join other kinship caregivers for a family movie night, with clips from The Bernie Mac Show. Children enjoy a G-rated movie next door. Light dinner served at 6 pm.
Register:  http://formedfamiliesforward.org or 703-539-2904

Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC+) - Weekly Conference Calls
Tuesdays until Dec. 19, noon -12:30 pm
Get your questions answered on the new CCC+ program.

Circle of Support: A Conference for Families of Children with Special Needs
Sat. Nov. 18, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Hylton HS, 14051 Spriggs Rd. Woodbridge, VA
This conference focuses on the needs of children with intellectual disabilities.
Prices vary; scholarships are available.  Limited childcare available for $15.

Henderson Hall Exceptional Family Member Program Social and Pot Luck
Sat, Nov. 18, 1 – 3 pm USO Warrior Center, 5940 9th Street, Fort Belvoir
Open to active, reserve, and retired service members and their families from all branches of service.  Bring a list of the ingredients (for those with allergies).

Depression in Children and Teens: What You Need to Know
Fri. Dec. 1, 10 am - noon, Dunn Loring Ctr. Door 1, 2334 Gallows Rd. Dunn Loring
Learn about the symptoms of childhood depression, important warning signs, and treatment options. Friday, December 1, 2017
Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28279 or 703 204-3941

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




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

JCCNV Special Needs Parent Support Group 1st Wed. each month, 7:00–8:30 pm


NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness builds better lives for those affected by mental illness.
Fairfax Family Support Group meets on the 2nd Thur. of each month  7:30-9:00 pm
Springfield Family Support Group meets the 4th Thur. of each month 7:00-8:30 pm


OCD Family Support Group 1st Mon. of each month, 7:30 pm

POAC: Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia
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