Mathews, VA 23109
VIRGINIA FAMILY SPECIAL EDUCATION CONNECTION
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in collaboration with the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities at George Mason University, has launched a web site that provides comprehensive information on special education issues, practices and services for families with children with disabilities in Virginia. The website is located at: http://vafamilysped.org/
To view the current issue of "Virginia Family Special Education Connection" -- December, 2014 -- visit: https://us-mg5.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?rdsc=100&rand=124180430
TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTERS (T/TAC)
T/TAC Online is a community linking people and resources to help children and youth with disabilities. Visit: www.ttaconline.org for information about Virginia's network of training and technical assistance centers, or T/TACS. T/TAC Online is available to teachers, parents and professionals who can utilize the services through the convenience of a personal computer. T/TAC Online provides a central location for the community to gather information and share knowledge. Currently the knowledge areas are categorized as:
Find information on any of these topics by visiting www.ttaconline.org or email the TTAC Online Administrator: email@example.com
VIRGINIA SPECIAL EDUCATION WEBSITE
Comprehensive and authoritative information about special education law, state regulations and operational units and policies within the department can be found at the agency's website at www.vdoe.org . Click on the "Special Education" tab. Visitors can search by topic or keyword to get information or to obtain contact information for VDOE staff.
If you need assistance locating the information you need, the Mathews County Parent Resource Center Coordinator is available to assist you. Contact Barbara Ettner by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (804) 366-8867.
Frequently requested documents available from the department online include:
CENTER FOR FAMILY INVOLVEMENT
A wealth of information is available for parents and families of children with special needs from birth through high-school and beyond at Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Family Involvement.
MATHEWS COUNTY SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES
The Mathews County Public School division seeks to identify, locate and evaluate those children residing in the county up to the age of 22 who may need special education and related services.
OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
The Special Education Department of Mathews County Public Schools is committed to empowering students to become active participants in the communities in which they live. The website address is: http://www.mathews.k12.va.us/special_education.html
OFFICE OF GIFTED EDUCATION
Services and supports for gifted, or Scholastically Able Identified Learners (SAIL) students, are available at all three pubic school in Mathews County. The SAIL office is located in Thomas Hunter Middle School and parent resource books are available for reference there. You can access information about the gifted learner programs by visiting http://www.mathews.k12.va.us and selecting "Gifted Education" from the drop down menu.
CELEBRATING SPECIAL CHILDREN
For information regarding this helpful resource for parents and families of children with disabilities, visit the link:
NATIONAL CENTER FOR PARENT INFORMATON & RESOURCES
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education, has created a valuable website for parents of children with disabilities. The website contains user-friendly searchable links to all kinds of useful information on many topics. Content is available in English and Spanish.
MENTAL HEALTH & CHILDREN
Link for information about menal health issues for children and young adults:
Organization for Autism Research -- website devoted to a scientific understanding of autism and also has links to other descriptive information in user-friendly format for families and educators. This site also has a special link to information about children and services for children with disabilities available for military families.
Commonwealth Autism -- website with information about autism in general as well as the autism service system in Virginia.
CEREBRAL PALSY DISABILITY INFORMATION HUB
This website is called My Life Without Limits (MLWL). The site is an online hub containing diverse and helpful information across the spectrum of community living and services from United Cerebral Palsy. It's designed especially for individuals with a range of disabilities, providing ways for connecting with others and with information that relates their interests and needs including college, employment, relationships, aging, recreation, housing, transportation, and more.
Mathews, VA 23109