Parent Resource Center

  • The Parent Resource Center is located at the RCPS Central Office and has resources to help parents with a wide variety of issues.  Materials are free to check out.  The PRC has varied hours when school is in session. Please contact the PRC Coordinator for an appointment.

     

    Welcome to the Virginia Family Special Education Connection!

    This website provides a one-stop-shop for parents, families and caregivers of children with special needs.
    Parents and families can and do make a difference in their child's education.

    Virginia Family Special Education Connection

     

    Family Focus Groups Across Virginia

    Management Support Solutions, Inc. with
    support from the Virginia Board for People with
    Disabilities and the Center for Family
    Involvement @ VCU is hosting FAMILY focus
    groups by ZOOM across Virginia to hear what
    YOU think about how to make it easy to find
    information about disability services.

    Dec 6th 6:30 - 7:30 pm Western/Blue Ridge Region
    Dec 9th 10:00 – 11:00 am Southwest Region
    Dec 15th 4:00 – 5:00 pm Central
    Jan 4th 4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern Region
    Jan 6th 4:00 – 5:00 pm Northern VA Region
    Jan 27th 6:00 – 7:00 pm Statewide

    Register Here

     

     

     

  • ADHD Expert Webinars from ADDitude Magazine

    Click below to register and reserve your seat for upcoming live ADDitude webinars featuring up-to-date expert information and real-time answers to your most pressing questions about ADHD and related conditions.

    ADDitude ADHD Expert Webinars & Podcasts

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  • IEP University for Parents & Professionals

     

    PEATC, in collaboration with VDOE, has developed IEP University (IEPU) to help provide families and professionals with accurate and useful information around IEP development and meetings. This is a self-paced online training with easy-to-understand guidance on the special education process, the IEP document, and ways to develop collaborative relationships among schools and families. IEPU will target practical strategies aimed at helping future IEP meetings be more positive, productive, and collaborative for everyone involved.

    REGISTER:

    January 10 - 24: https://bit.ly/3DgDdHu
    March 1 - 15: https://bit.ly/3wz4Wkg

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  • PEATC Presents "Anatomy of an IEP."

    THIS WORKSHOP IS PRESENTED IN PERSON Sat, December 11, 2021

    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

    Address: Raleigh Court Library, 2112 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

    Like a biology lesson, this presentation will dissect the parts of the IEP document and examine their functions individually, learning their meanings and application. It will provide constructive and practical tips to help create an IEP that supports all the student’s needs.

     

    Register for this event. 

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  • Attention LatinX Families...

    The Center for Family Involvement (CFI) has a Latinx Cultural Broker, Edgar Gamba, who has developed an infographic PDF of the support the agency can provide to families within the LatinX community. Click here to access this resource.

     

     

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  • Bright Solutions for Dyslexia Newsletter

    This November 2021 newsletter contains some wonderful resources for families about dyslexia.  Click here to view the newsletter.

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  • Understanding the Differences in Special Education & Section 504 

    Click here to access a one-page document created by the Virginia Department of Education for famiiles to better understand the differences in the special education and 504 process. 

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  • Updated Legal Advocacy Groups and Resources for Special Education


    The Legal Advocacy Groups and Resources for Special Education document includes a non-exhaustive list of non-profit legal services and advocacy organizations in Virginia that provide no-cost legal or advocacy services, technical assistance, and/or referrals to the public. Other attorney or non-attorney services, including pro bono services and special education resources may be available in your community. The Virginia Lawyer Referral Service (VLRS), a program of the Virginia State Bar, provides a low-cost attorney referral and consultation service. For more information about this service, contact VLRS, at (800) 552-7977 or Virginia Lawyer Referral Service. The VDOE provides this list for informational purposes only and makes no endorsement or representation regarding the scope or quality of any organizations or services.

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  • New Applied Studies Resource Document Available for Families

    The Applied Studies Diploma is a diploma option available to students identified as having a disability who complete the requirements of their individualized education programs (IEPs) and meet certain requirements prescribed by the Board of Education. The VDOE's new resource, Understanding the Applied Studies Diploma (PDF) is here to assist families with understanding everything they need to know related to this specific diploma option. An accessible Word document version is also available.

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Contact Us

  • PRC Coordinator
    Brenda Hairston, MA/Reading Specialist
    prc@rcs.k12.va.us
    (540) 562-3900, ext. 10296

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