Resources to Get You Started


Discover a wealth of resources to support your child’s educational journey. These invaluable assets encompass a wealth of information designed for parents and professionals alike. Explore these valuable resources today and embark on a journey to provide the best assistance for your child’s unique needs.

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Disability Law Center of Virginia

At the Disability Law Center of Virginia, they proudly serve as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s designated Protection and Advocacy organization. Their mission is clear: to stand with you, addressing the full spectrum of disability-related challenges, from issues like abuse, neglect, to discrimination. They are here for individuals, whether they reside in institutions or the wider community, unwaveringly committed to safeguarding your rights and championing your well-being.

Wrightslaw Yellow Pages

Find educational consultants, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, health care providers, academic therapists, tutors, speech language therapists, occupational therapists, coaches, advocates, and attorneys for children with disabilities on the Yellow Pages for Kids for your state.

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)

The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) stands as a steadfast beacon for families and professionals alike, dedicated to supporting children with disabilities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Their unwavering mission is centered on forging brighter futures by empowering individuals with disabilities through robust educational programs and training initiatives. They offer a diverse spectrum of services and support, all geared towards ensuring that every child, irrespective of their abilities, receives the unwavering support and abundant resources necessary to not only thrive but to excel and succeed.

Government Agencies

Social Security/Social Security Disability Income

The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities.

Infant/Toddler Connection of VA

The Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia (ITCVA) is Virginia’s system of early intervention supports and services for infants and toddlers from birth through age two who are not developing as expected or who have a medical condition that can delay normal development, and their families

Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)

The Virginia Department of Education is the administrative agency for the commonwealth’s public schools. VDOE works in partnership with Virginia’s 132 school divisions to support and improve teaching and learning, set high expectations for all students, and promote student safety, wellbeing, and health.

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance (DMAS)

The Medicaid waivers are home and community based offering supports and services to a Medicaid individual, both children and adults. The waiver services will differ based on individual need and program criteria met.

Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

The Office for Civil Rights ensures equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.

U.S. Department of Education

Link to US Department of Education’s resources to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.


StopBullying provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

School Division Contact Information

Here is an alphabetical directory of all the public school divisions across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia Department for Blind and Vision Impaired

Virginia Department for Blind and Vision Impaired is dedicated to its mission of providing services and resources which empower Virginians who are blind, vision impaired or deafblind to achieve their desired levels of employment, education, and personal independence.

Virginia Department for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) promotes accessible communication so that persons who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing may fully participate in programs, services and opportunities throughout the Commonwealth.


Council of Parents Advocates and Attorneys (COPAA)

COPAA is a non-profit organization that increasing the quality and quantity of special education advocates and attorneys, and creating a level playing field to ensure children with disabilities receive a meaningful, challenging education.

ARC of Virginia

The Arc of Virginia is a strong advocacy network of self-advocates, family members, service providers and community members dedicated to promoting and protecting the civil rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Pacer Center

PACER provides individual assistance, workshops, publications, and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities.

Center for Family Involvement

The Center for Family Involvement works with families to increase their skills as advocates, mentors and leaders so that families, children and young adults with disabilities can lead the lives they want.

Learning Ally

Learning Ally has the world’s largest audio textbook library with over 80,000 human-narrated books that are audio-only or VOICEtext, our unique learning solution that highlights words and sentences as students read.

Aim VA

Aim VA provides accessible instructional materials to eligible Virginia K-12 students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and are unable to access traditional print.

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