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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.
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Information for Families of Children with Disabilities:
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.