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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

FCPS to Host Disability Awareness Day Open House October 26

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Parent Resource Center will host a Disability Awareness Day open house on Friday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 1  p.m. that will include information about available supports and services for students who receive special education services in FCPS, community resources for students and parents, and Parent Resource Center resources. The open house will be held at FCPS’s Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services.

At 10 a.m., the workshop Parent Survival: A Special Education Parent's Perspective, will be presented by David Trebach, FCPS social worker and special education parent. Attendees will learn how parenting a child with special needs can take a toll on physical and mental health as well as personal relationships, and how maintaining a sense of emotional well-being can be difficult. Trebach will share stress management techniques and relationship strategies at this free workshop.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., attendees are welcome to talk to representatives of numerous FCPS programs and outside organizations, including assessment specialists, the Applied Behavior Analysis program, assistive technology services, the blind-visually impaired program, deaf and hard of hearing services, career and transition services, school psychologists, social workers, brain injury services, Inova Health System’s Care Connection for Children, and the Autism Society of Northern Virginia.

To register or for additional information, visit the PRC website.

Note:  Dunn Loring Center for Parent services is located at 2334 Gallows Road in Dunn Loring.  For more information, contact the Parent Resource Center at 703-204-3941 or