Programs Offered by Our Neighbors

This page is a directory of programs offered by neighboring jurisdictions that are open to Falls Church City Public Schools families at no cost.

These include programs offered by Virginia Department of Education, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax County Department of Family Services, Arlington County Public Schools, Falls Church City Government.

Fairfax County Public School Career and Transition Services Events

The Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Counseling, College and Career Readiness offers programs for parents of students with disabilities. FCCPS families are invited to attend. For further information contact GMHS Transitions Coordinator Liz McCarthy

Link to the full schedule.

parenting classes offered by SCAN of Northern Virginia

Family programs, parent resources, education for all. 

Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities

FCCPS is please to present this online program in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education. The "Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities" curriculum is designed to assist participants in understanding four things as they prepare to make decisions for their student who receives special education services. The key questions covered in the session are written below.

What are some of the keys to a child’s academic success?

What decisions will need to be made regarding a child’s educational path?

At what point should we be making these decisions?

What information is needed so that we can make the most well informed decisions possible for a child?

Access the content via online training modules at the following link: I'm Determined - Parents - Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities. There are a total of five modules that range in length from three minutes to five minutes, which can be completed in a single viewing or broken up over time to meet individual time constraints. They are self-paced learning modules and available to all. The curriculum for these modules are available in print and online. A fully accessible online version can be found at the web link: Virginia Department of Education’s Special Education - Parents Section.

Questions regarding online module training, contact Mrs. Tracy Lee, Family Engagement Specialist (804) 225-3492.