This past Friday Decoding Dyslexia Virginia had the opportunity to sit down with Gail Holloman of the FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC). We are excited to share that DDVA information will now be displayed in their Community Services Room as well as when they host dyslexia/reading workshops. Look for their next dyslexia workshop in late October.
We also learned that FCPS PRC archives past workshops and make them available on their website for families to view. Families are also welcome to visit their library, and check out materials. They have made returning them even easier, families are welcome to drop them back off at their home school or stop back by the PRC. The staff was very helpful, and if you are a Fairfax family in need of resources this is a great place to start. For more information and contact information please visit: http://www.fcps.edu/cco/prc/ and watch their video here: http://dl.ebmcdn.net/fcps/mp4/insight/2013/is06_parentresourcectr.mp4FCPS Parent Resource Center
Save the date for the FCPS Special Education Conference to be held on Saturday, March 1st 20014 at Woodson High School in Fairfax. Over 1800 in attendance last year.
For those Virginia families who do not live in Fairfax County, please check your county’s website for your local Parent Resource Centers. We did a quick search and found a few.
Loudoun County PRC – http://www.lcps.org/prc
Arlington County PRC – http://www.apsva.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2881
Prince William County PRC – http://specialeducation.departments.pwcs.edu/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=136227&sessionid=965aeeaf8d59f18275ff9f907e0cb09f=927f890772084581ba66f574d0cd85bd
One final resource that can point you in the right direction if you are having trouble locating your local Parent Resource Center. Check out the Virginia Family special Education Connection here: http://vafamilysped.org/spcial_ed_contacts