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The Department of Special Education and Student Services supports this mission by:

  • complying with the provisions of IDEA of 1997(Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997) and the IDEIA of 2004 (Individuals withDisabilities Improvement Act of 2004)
  • appropriately identifying students with disabilities based on federal and state criteria
  • providing high quality, specialized instructional programs utilizing supplemental materials and research based strategies
  • facilitating a collaborative team among parents, staff, and students to build a positive learning environment
  • promoting a strengths based approach to build on success
  • supporting the development of knowledge and skills to prepare students to be college bound and/or career ready in the following areas: academics; social/emotional; behavioral; communication; fine and gross motor; organization; transition goals; and functional life skills.


The Falls Church School Board has authorized the Superintendent to hire a consultant to review FCCPS Special Education Services. JJC and Associates, LLC will be onsite next week beginning April 25th.

The Special Education Study will include:

  • interviews
  • focus groups
  • site visits
  • IEP reviews
  • surveys
  • a parent forum

Survey for Parents of Students with Disabilities

Parents of students with disabilities are invited to participate in a parent survey.  Click the link below to begin the survey. Survey closes April 28th.



Forum for Parents

Wednesday, April 26th 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Mary Ellen Hendderson Cafetorium

All parents are invited to attend the community Parent Forum to provide feedback on FCCPS Special Education Services.