Special Education Resources

Fairfax County Special Education PTA Upcoming Events and Programs

The WSES PTA is proud to support the Fairfax County SEPTA’s mission to support students and their families with special needs by sharing information pertaining to SEPTA programs and seminars on this page. More information on the SEPTA is available on their website and Facebook page. Contact Lon Naylor, WSES PTA Special Education Chair, with any questions or comments.
All these opportunities are FREE unless noted. In most cases you must register if registration information is provided. When other events become available they will be posted at: https://fairfaxcountysepta.org/upcoming-community-events/

Support Groups for Parents

  • Alpha Moms This support group for adoptive parents meets monthly in McLean. Contact: robin4brady@gmail.com
  • CHADD: Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Alexandria CHADD Parent Support Group 4th Mon. of each month at 6:30 pm. Contact: Jenny ADHDParentMountVernon@gmail.com 703 472-4678
    • West Fairfax CHADD Parent Support Group 1st & 3rd Tues. of each month at 7:30 pm Contact: Sharon clintob@aol.com 703 716-4646
  • CSB Family Support Group at Gatlan Center 2nd and 4th Wed. of each month 6-8 pm in Alexandria Contact: Samar.Chwairy@fairfaxcounty.gov 703-799-2882
  • D.A.D.S. Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome 3rd Thur. each month, 7-9 pm in Alexandria; and last Wed. of each month in Tysons at 7-9 pm Contact: rich_westhoff@hotmail.com 571-490-1268
  • 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. Contact: Melissa at MelissaH@jccnv.org Cost: $15 per meeting.
  • NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness builds better lives for affected families.
  • Arlington Family Support Group meets one Sunday of each month at 7:00-8:30 pm. Contact: Michelle Best mczero@yahoo.com
  • Fairfax Family Support Group meets on the 2nd Thur. of each month 7:30-9:00 pm. Contact: Heather daviesva@gmail.com or 703-362-4985
  • OCD Family Support Group 1st Mon. of each month, 7:30 pm. Contact: familygroupocd@verizon.net or 202 215-5859
  • POAC: Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia. Bimonthly Support Group Contact: Nicole Zupan at nicizupan@gmail.com
  • Padres de hoy — Support group in Spanish Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 pm Brookside FACE Ctr. 601 Four Mile Run Trail, Alexandria. Call 703-824-6865 to register. Free childcare.
  • Northern Virginia Tourette Support Group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at noon at the Chantilly Public Library. Contact: mark.bramer@gmail.com