Resources for Parents and Families
The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disabilities at George Mason University, is pleased to announce the launch of a new Web site dedicated to providing comprehensive information on special education issues, practices and services to families who have children with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The new Web site is entitled “Virginia Family Special Education Connection” and can be located at: http://vafamilysped.org/
The Web site was designed in consultation with advocacy organizations, families, and special educators to provide easy access to special education information in a family friendly format. The site contains significant resources on local, state and national topics related to special education, education planning, academic and family support, as well as federal and state regulations. A section of the Web site is also dedicated to providing families with online training that can be completed on demand.
"AIM-VA provides accessible instructional materials at no cost to Virginia K-12 students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP). Accessible instructional materials are alternative print materials, (e.g., Braille, electronic files, etc.) that can be delivered to and used by students who are not able to use traditional print formats. AIM-VA staff provide teachers with training and technical assistance on how to select and use accessible instructional materials with students."
"PEATC is committed to reaching all families, schools and communities as they build positive futures for Virginia's children."