Welcome to the Forest Park Special Education Webpage


Our goal is to provide information for both students and parents on a variety of topics, such as post-secondary planning, community resources, adult service providers, career exploration links, and other topics, such as self-advocacy, self-determination, job readiness skills, etc. Since our page is new, we are only beginning to build the list. We will be updating this page throughout the school year, and hope you will find it informative and helpful.

From time to time, we may also highlight special happenings within our department, or other topics we feel would be helpful to share.

Thank you for visiting our page!


Our transition specialist is Mrs. Diane Nelson. If you have questions regarding transition services, please contact her. Post high school planning is a process that actually begins from the time a student enters high school. We hope both parents and students will investigate the links provided on our site, and begin exploring the many career options for students. 


Diane Nelson (transition specialist)
Phone Number: 703-583-3200
Email: nelsondc@pwcs.edu

Events

College 4 U

Commonwealth Challenge Informational Meeting

This is a program for At Risk Teens.
For more information about Commonwealth Challenge, please visit Commonwealth Challenge.


Parent Resource Center

 

Parent Resource Center webpage

Disability Resources

ADD-ADHD

COMMONWEALTH AUTISM SERVICE

LD ONLINE

NICHCY

SELF-DETERMINATION: WHAT IT IS

VIRGINIA ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM (VATS)

Post-Secondary Planning

Planning on College? View resources for college-bound students having disabilities (Word)

College Steps is a non-profit organization that provides college support for individuals living with social, communication, or learning challenges (e.g., significant learning disabilities, autism, developmental, or intellectual disabilities).

Visit the College Steps website for more information.

Here are some more resources to assist with college planning:
Think College website
VA Education Wizard

Career Exploration

Do you need to learn more about potential careers that match your interests and abilities? Here are some career-related sites to help you get started.

CAREER KIDS
VIRGINIA VIEW
CAREER VOYAGES
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
AMERICA'S CAREER INFONET
O*Net Online

Employment

Are You Looking for Work? Consider registering with the VA Employment Commission. You can do this online, or go to the local VEC office.

VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION (VEC)

Would you like to learn how to prepare a resume? View an online resource on resume preparation

Agencies and Organizations

VA DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE (DMAS) Medicaid Waiver Information

DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATIVE SERVICES (DRS)

COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD (CSB)

THE ARC OF GREATER PRINCE WILLIAM

DIDLAKE

INDEPENDENCE EMPOWERMENT CENTER

NORTHERN VA TRAINING CENTER

SERVICE SOURCE

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (SSA)

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

The Equipment Connection

CRISIS LINK

Do you need to find a resource? 211 Virginia can help. Dial 211 or visit the 211 Virginia website.

Activities to Do

Fabulous, Fun and Free online resources to assist students in learning. These are great web sites for students who are learning basic concepts, reading, writing, switch activation and exploration. Ask the special education staff for additional suggestions for adapting your computer for independent student access.
(suggested by our physical therapist, Jan Easton)

PrioryWoods

Help Kids Learn

Zac Browser - some for children with Autism: a student browser loaded with learning games and fun.

Tumble Books - enter your PWC library card number and assess tumble Books - colorful and wonderful book online.

How good are your visual skills: test your visual perception, tracking, focusing and memory? Visit the Eyes Can Learn website to find out!

Want to Learn Something? Visit the GCF Global website.

WIOA Youth Program Calendar - November 2016