Workshops Answer Questions about Special Education

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Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)

The PWCS Parent Resource Center is hosting a series of evening workshops for parents, educators, and community members on the special education process. Those interested may attend one, two, or all three sessions. Sessions of this series will take place from 7:00–9:00 p. m. at the Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas.  

Thursday, May 17, “Understanding Special Education: School Intervention, Referral, Evaluation, and Eligibility” – Participants will learn about the school intervention process, how a student is referred for a comprehensive special education evaluation, the evaluation process, and how special education law determines how a student with a disability eligible to receive special education services. Preregister here 

Thursday, May 24, “Understanding Special Education: Parents as Partners in the IEP Process” – Participants will learn the components of the IEP document and how to be an active participant in the IEP process. Preregister here 

Thursday, May 31, “Understanding Special Education: Parental Rights in Dispute Resolution” – Participants will learn the “appropriate chain of command” for rectifying problems that arise with regard to a child’s special education services and gain an understanding of the options for dispute resolution available to parents and schools, which include central office review, state mediation, and a due process hearing. Preregister here 

There is no charge for attending the workshops; preregistration is required. Find all sessions on the Parent Resource Center calendar. Contact the Parent Resource Center at 703.791.8846 (Voice), 703.791.8847 (TDD) or email 

If you require accommodations such as sign or foreign language interpreter services, please preregister by 4:30 p. m. one week prior to the scheduled workshop. 


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