Virginia Family Special Education Connection Website (Virginia Department of Education)
Virginia Family Special Education Connection provides a one-stop-shop for parents, families and caregivers of children with special needs to:
- Access local school system contacts and disability services in your community
- Explore an abundance of resources, including assistive technology and behavioral supports to help your child succeed.
- Learn about and plan your child's educational program
- Understand your legal rights and responsibilities
POWER (Parent Organizer with Educational Resources) provides parents and families with online resources to answer questions about child development, disabilities, community services, Special Education, diploma options in Virginia, and transition to life after high school. The questions and potential resources are separated into age levels: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, and High School.
Raising and Working with Children and Youth in Foster Care or Living: Your Guide to Resources in Virginia provides online resources to help families raising children and youth in foster care and kinship care, where children and youth are brought up by non-birth parent relatives. You will find: Where to Go, Who Can Help, and Questions to Ask.