LCPS Special Education Advisory Committee

works with the school board, staff, parents and others regarding special education services in Loudo

States are charged with the responsibility of identifying and providing special education for children with disabilities by way of the federal law IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). Federal laws authorized under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Amendments of 1973) and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) also ensure the educational rights of students with disabilit

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Did you know the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that a child be assessed in all areas related to their suspected disability? This evaluation must be comprehensive enough to identify all of the child’s special education and related services needs. Simply put, a child does not need to be eligible prior to receiving evaluations for related services if there is an area of need.

For more information, please see our factsheet:


Did you know?

Virginia special education regulations are in place to make sure that children with disabilities ages 2 through 21, inclusive, have the support they need to learn and prepare for adulthood. This means that the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Virginia regulations also apply to preschoolers.

The regulations require that preschoolers with a disability learn with their peers without disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate. This is called the least restrictive environment (LRE). It's important to know that there isn't one way that works for all kids with disabilities. Special education is a service, not a place. The decision about where the child is placed must be based on the child’s unique needs, not on what settings are readily available.

For more information, please see our factsheet:


Mark your calendars for September 13! Dr. Jerome Schultz will be answering questions and sharing tips on how to help kids with ADHD improve focus, manage emotions and more.


Learning disabilities often coexist with ADHD, making it important for parents to be aware of both conditions. Kim Miller, MA, discusses early identification and ways you can support your child who has LD and ADHD.


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Information Session (Virtual) about the Learning Program! Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 pm.

Come find out more about The Learning Program (in-person and virtual options) set to begin in October. Support your young child as they learn math and reading skills.

Register to receive the Zoom link for this free virtual information session here:

Learn more about the program on our website:


The disAbility Resource Center is hosting a series of 12 American Sign Language (ASL) classes, starting on Monday, September 18th! Classes will be held on Monday nights at 6:00 pm, and will be tailored to parents and family members of children learning ASL in school. You can call 540-373-2559 for more information, or register at the link below:


Knowing More Protects Our Teens: Understanding and Addressing Drug Usage in Adolescents with Disabilities

September 13, 2023 | 6:30 p.m.


Adolescence is a period marked by exploration, self-discovery, and increasing independence. For teenagers with disabilities, this journey comes with its own set of complexities. This webinar recognizes the importance of addressing drug usage specifically within this demographic, as they may encounter additional barriers and risk factors that require careful attention.

By participating in this webinar, attendees will equip themselves with knowledge, tools, and strategies to better navigate the unique landscape of drug usage among teens with disabilities. Knowledge is key, and your participation can make a significant difference.

Hosted by PEATC in collaboration with Partnership for Community Wellness

This webinar will be presented on Zoom. It will not be recorded.

Link Lines 09/07/2023

Link Lines View as Webpage by Elizabeth Auguste, Ph.D. & Stephanie Lambrecht, M.Ed. We have all heard similar comments when our colleagues are faced with the ‘next new thing’ in education. Unfortunately, some of


Practical Strategies Using Technology to Support Learners of All Abilities

September, 14, 2023, 3:15 - 4:45 pm (Part 1)
September 21, 2023, 3:15 - 4:45 pm (Part 2)

Join the authors of Inclusive Learning 365 as we discuss practical strategies using technology you can immediately integrate into your learning environments to support individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. Examine how to design and deliver educational experiences that empower individuals to take charge of their own learning using common technologies already available in most learning environments. Register here:

Link to pdf flyer:


Hello Everyone,

NVAD will have the General Meeting at NRVC this Saturday, September 9, 2023.

Social: 9:30AM to 10:00AM
Meeting: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Lunch: 12:00PM to 2:00PM

After the meeting, NVAD Board is generously giving out free PIZZA for lunch. Please bring your own drinks.

Northern Virginia Resource
Center Service Source Building
10467 White Granite Drive, Suite 312
Oakton, VA 22124

Any questions: please contact Vice-President Joan Corley at [email protected].

(Background: Five Butterflies, some yellow flowers, grass, Logo: NVAD, Pictures: Free Pizza and Pizza slice stand alike person)


PEATC is digitally inclusive! 🎉 We are thrilled to announce we now provide Recite Me US accessibility and language support online.

Our web users can now customize their digital experience to suit their own needs. Find the button labeled “Accessibility and Language Translation” in the top header of to access the toolbar! Features include:

✳ Screen reader
✳ Language translation
✳ Change contrast / colors
✳ Change font size
✳ Screen mask
✳ Magnifying glass
✳ Ruler


Independent reading is possible for every learner as long as we understand the strategies and tools for personalizing the reading experience and ensure our materials are accessible from the start. Learn more from the National AEM Center at CAST:

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Check out the latest issue of our Transition to Adulthood Newsletter - "Preparing for the New School Year"!

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Are you passionate about leveling the playing field for individuals with dyslexia? Then grab your spot at the International Dyslexia Annual Conference this October, and let's champion literacy for all! 📚 Register Today at!

New Lego Set To Feature Braille 09/01/2023

New Lego Set To Feature Braille In an effort to be more inclusive, Lego is rolling out a first-of-its-kind set designed to help those with vision disabilities learn to read.

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Looking for something to read this summer? At the National Resource Center's online library, you'll find books for kids, teens, adults, parents and caregivers.

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Virginia Miss Amazing is a non-profit organization for girls and women with disabilities ages 5 and older. They provide opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to consider their goals, step outside of their comfort zones, and build networks of support. By investing in girls with disabilities, VMA nurtures a strong community of leaders who push back against stereotypes and advocate for change, thereby creating even greater opportunities for the next generation.

2022 Virginia Miss Amazing

Participants will have virtual interviews with the judges, and will submit videos of their introductions and passion performances / talent. The 2022 Queen Representatives will be announced "live" virtually on April 9th. Swag bags, tiaras, etc. will be mailed to those that participated in the entire event.

Important Dates:
March 20th-Registration Deadline
March 26th-Interview with Judges (Zoom)
April 9th-Crowning via Zoom

Register at

Please email [email protected] if you have questions or difficulty registering.

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SEAC advises the LCPS School Board on the needs of students receiving special education services, and makes recommendations for addressing any issues or gaps in services and supports. Per the bylaws, SEAC is composed of 21 volunteers who apply to be members and are appointed for two-year terms by the School Board. Each year, SEAC elects it’s leadership from the membership. SEAC involves PTA/PTO Representatives who are appointed by their schools. Subcommittees and focus groups are formed to examine issues and help develop recommendations for addressing special education needs in LCPS.

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