Special Education Parent Resource Center (PRC)
November is Family Involvement in Schools Month!
Governor Terrance R. McAuliffe, Steven R. Staples, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Virginia Department of Education recognize November 2014 as Family Involvement Month in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The importance of parental involvement is well documented. Over 30 years of research shows that one of the most effective ways to increase student achievement is for parents to be actively involved in the education of their children.
This year's theme is "Families and Schools - Perfect Partners for Student Success".
November is Assistive Technology Month
Assistive technology can ensure that students with disabilities receive a
free and appropriate public education (FAPE) by allowing access to the
general education curriculum and settings, providing opportunities for
active participation with same age peers, and facilitating progress
toward their educational goals. In addition, AT can significantly impact
independence, self-expression, self-esteem, and overall quality of life. Virginia Department of Education
Arlington Public Schools Special Education Parent Resource Center (PRC)
Syphax Education Center at Sequoia Plaza
2110 Washington Boulevard, Suite 158, Arlington, VA 22204
Hours: M-F - 8:30am to 4:00pm (Additional hours by appointment)
Welcome to the Arlington Public Schools Special Education Parent Resource Center (PRC). The PRC's purpose is to provide parents the support and information they need as they work with the school system to identify and meet their child's unique learning needs. The PRC offers support and assistance, a lending library, a parent newsletter, parent training workshops, and serves as an information and referral source for families and staff members.
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APS School Talk
The PRC Events Updates are sent out through APS School Talk. If you would like to be added to the PRC announcements list, please go to our APS School Talk page
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For information on parental rights in special education, click here
Classroom Observation Guidelines
Classroom Observation Guidelines (Spanish) 2012, Click Here