Fairfax County Disabilities

Fairfax County Disabilities Official page for agencies in Fairfax County Government that serve people with disabilities; visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/disabilities for more information. Comments policy: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/social-hub/

Official page for agencies in Fairfax County Government that serve people with disabilities; visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/dspd/services.htm for more information. We monitor this page for questions and comments weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. We sometimes look on evenings and weekends, too.

Recently, the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) review found that data the Department of Education uses in its ...
07/11/2019
K-12 Education: Education Should Take Immediate Action to Address Inaccuracies in Federal Restraint and Seclusion Data

Recently, the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) review found that data the Department of Education uses in its enforcement of civil rights laws does not accurately or completely reflect all incidents of restraint and seclusion of public school students. Education has stated that restraint and seclusion should only be used when a child's behavior poses imminent danger of serious physical harm to self or others... Read more below!

The Department of Education broadly defines restraint as restricting a student’s ability to move their torso, arms, legs, or head freely, and seclusion as confinement alone to an area they can't leave. Education has said these practices should only be used when a child poses imminent danger.School...

The Reston Accessibility Committee (RAC) is a working group of Reston Citizens Association (RCA), partnering throughout ...
07/11/2019
Reston Accessibility Committee – Accessibility for All

The Reston Accessibility Committee (RAC) is a working group of Reston Citizens Association (RCA), partnering throughout the greater Reston community to improve access for persons with mobility impairments. RAC was created by the RCA in 2008 to advocate for barrier-free access for persons with physical disabilities. The initial emphasis is to secure safe and comfortable access to a variety of establishments for customers and residents with mobility impairments. RAC has had numerous successful outcomes since its inception and is an asset to greater Reston community residents with disabilities.

Fairfax County 50+
07/11/2019

Fairfax County 50+

Terri Blanchette helps people sort through their stuff and determine which family heirlooms to hold on to and then, how to preserve them from the ravages of time. This heritage preservation specialist honed her skills working for museums including the Smithsonian. She shares some of the secrets of her trade in this edition of Fairfax 50+ Podcast with Jim Person. Tune in now at:
https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/sorting-your-stuff-and-preserving-your-family-history-fairfax-50-plus-podcast?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
07/10/2019

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

We are here at the first Disability Inclusion Conference! #inclusion!

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
07/10/2019

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Mental disorders do not discriminate. During National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, take control of your mental health and learn the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatments for various mental disorders: https://go.usa.gov/xyTFc. #NMMHM

07/04/2019

Happy Fourth of July from Fairfax County Disabilities! We hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday!

06/28/2019
Department of Justice Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Olmstead Supreme Court Decision Protecting the Rights of Americans with Disabilities

This past week the Supreme Court celebrated 20 years since the groundbreaking decision of Olmstead!

Twenty years ago this week, the Supreme Court issued the groundbreaking decision in Olmstead v. L.C., holding that unjustified segregation of people with disabilities in institutions is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This decision led to the develo...

Need a summer night or weekend adventure? Take a look at the upcoming accessible performances at the Kennedy Center!
06/27/2019
Upcoming Accessible Performances

Need a summer night or weekend adventure? Take a look at the upcoming accessible performances at the Kennedy Center!

The Kennedy Center strives to make its performances and facilities accessible to all our patrons. For additional information or if you have questions, need assistance, or an accommodation not mentioned, please call the Office for Accessibility at (202) 416-8727 (voice).

Don’t forget! Registration is now open for the Including Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Community Life conf...
06/27/2019
Disability Inclusion Conference

Don’t forget! Registration is now open for the Including Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Community Life conference hosted by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and The Arc of Northern Virginia. This one of a kind event is designed to help build a bridge between the disability community and society to foster a more inclusive community where we all live and work together as One Fairfax. Please join us at the Fairfax County Government Center on Saturday, June 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for discussions about how to address what happens when residents with developmental disabilities are no longer in school.

The first ever Disability Inclusion Conference is designed to help build a bridge between the disability community and society to foster a more inclusive community where we all live and work together as One Fairfax. Hosted by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Arc of Northern Virginia.....

Need help checking or replacing your smoke alarms? Your FCFRD firefighters offer a FREE smoke alarm check, home safety e...
06/25/2019

Need help checking or replacing your smoke alarms? Your FCFRD firefighters offer a FREE smoke alarm check, home safety evaluation, and installation of a new smoke alarms, including a visual smoke alarm for deaf and hard of hearing persons,

Unable to purchase or check your smoke alarm? 🔥 There’s good news - Fairfax County residents can get a FREE smoke alarm! Fairfax County Fire and Rescue team will come to your home, check your current alarms and install new ones. 🚒 Find out more here: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/spring-into-safety-smoke-alarms/

Fairfax County 50+
06/24/2019

Fairfax County 50+

At McLean Community Village Association, "you find a great network of people who will be your friends for the rest of your life," says Kay Bransford on this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast. Kay joins Steve Morrison in a discussion of how their group works to make McLean a more "aging friendly" community. Tune in now at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/mclean-community-village-association-fairfax-50-plus-podcast?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast. To learn more about the county's village programs, go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/neighbor

Recently, VA Governor Ralph Northam announced more than $11 million in Affordable and Special Needs Housing loans for 17...
06/21/2019
Governor Northam Announces Over $11 Million for Affordable and Special Needs Housing Loans

Recently, VA Governor Ralph Northam announced more than $11 million in Affordable and Special Needs Housing loans for 17 projects throughout the state, creating or preserving 1,283 affordable housing units that will target low-income and very low-income Virginians. The Governor made this announcement during an event in Arlington, the future site of one of the affordable housing projects. These projects are focused on affordable new housing that can also serve as rehabilitation housing and permanent supportive housing options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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06/20/2019
Check out Section 14(c) National Online Dialogue "Department of Labor" Innovation Community

Wanting to say something about employment but not knowing where to start? The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking public comments on Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act which authorizes employers to pay wages that are less than the Federal minimum wage to workers who have disabilities for the work being performed. Anyone can submit a comment, including employers, people with disabilities, and our family members and friends.

Section 14(c) National Online Dialogue is a place where you can submit, browse, vote and comment on ideas to make Department of Labor better. Hosted by IdeaScale.com.

Looking to get around town or to get out of town this summer? 🚗🚌 Want transportation options? We have options by t...
06/17/2019

Looking to get around town or to get out of town this summer? 🚗🚌 Want transportation options? We have options by train, bus, taxi and more. There’s also an Interactive map that displays all transportation options for people with disabilities within 1/4 mile of inputted address. Click below 👇www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/disabilities/transportation-resources

Did you know Fairfax County has outdoor gyms? Exercise equipment is similar to what’s found in a gym but is outdoors a...
06/10/2019

Did you know Fairfax County has outdoor gyms? Exercise equipment is similar to what’s found in a gym but is outdoors and free for public use during daylight hours. Some units are even designed for individuals in wheelchairs. Locations: Lincolnia Park, 6295 8th St., Alexandria and Gum Springs Community Center, 8100 Fordson Rd., Alexandria. For questions regarding accessible features at parks call 703-324-8727.

Fairfax County 50+
06/07/2019

Fairfax County 50+

“Sentimental Journey Singers” is a new chorus for those diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments. The program is offered by Insight Memory Care Center and Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the nation’s largest choral program for singers 55+. Stop by the Open House on July 15 from 9:30-11 a.m. Rehearsals start Sept. 9. Find out more below 👇 http://encorecreativity.org/news-2/201-introducing-the-sentimental-journey-singers

The warm weather is here. 🌞 Let’s get out and do something! Fairfax County parks have programs, services and facili...
05/29/2019

The warm weather is here. 🌞 Let’s get out and do something! Fairfax County parks have programs, services and facilities that are accessible for all visitors. Click below for details 👇 www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/accessible

Fairfax County 50+
05/23/2019

Fairfax County 50+

On this edition of Fairfax 50+ Podcast, RSVP's Rob Paine and Ken Kozloff tell you everything you need to know about the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. The event is planned for September 14th through the 28th and registration for competiors and event volunteers will be opeing soon. Tune in at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/fairfax-50-plus-podcast-northern-virginia-senior-olympics?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast

Go to www.nvso.us for information about competing and
www.rsvpnova.org to volunteer. You can also call 703-403-5360.

Merica House has a vacancy for an adult male between the ages of 18-49 with a physical disability. The individual must h...
05/03/2019
Merica House | independent living for the physically disabled

Merica House has a vacancy for an adult male between the ages of 18-49 with a physical disability. The individual must have a CCC+ Waiver (formerly known as an EDCD Waiver). Merica House provides independent living to four women and three men with a variety of severe physical disabilities. It is located at Skyline Plaza in Falls Church. The room will be shared with a male roommate and 24-hour assisted care is available through a licensed home health agency. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 703-671-7991. http://theapd.org/wp/

05/02/2019
Parent Resource Center | Fairfax County Public Schools

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers training's and conferences on a wide variety of topics throughout the school year! Attend their research-based, professional workshops to learn the latest information to help your child succeed! All workshops are held at the Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, VA, Entrance 1, Room 100. https://www.fcps.edu/resources/family-engagement/parent-resource-center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) offers a welcoming and engaging environment for parents, educators and community members to access information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs and disabilities. Free workshops, confide...

Fairfax County’s 4th Annual Creative Aging Festival is underway! This year’s festival will feature dozens of activit...
05/01/2019

Fairfax County’s 4th Annual Creative Aging Festival is underway! This year’s festival will feature dozens of activities, performances and special events throughout the month of May. The Creative Aging Festival highlights the many benefits that the arts provides in the way of socialization, personal enjoyment, physical and mental well-being, lifelong learning and community involvement – particularly for adults ages 50 and over. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/creativeagingfestival

05/01/2019
50+ Employment Expo Connects Job Seekers and Employers

50+ Employment Expo Connects Job Seekers and Employers

From networking options to resume assistance and job placement, the 50+ Employment Expo helped connect older adults to employment opportunities. More informa...

Fairfax County 50+
05/01/2019

Fairfax County 50+

Olli Players' Kathie West and Michelle Blandburg tell Jim Person all about their two new programs: One is billed as a High Tea with History and the other is their latest performance entitled, Sherlock Bones Solves the Unfortunate Demise of Elvis. Tune in now to this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast! https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/fairfax-50-plus-podcasts Call the OLLI registrar at 703-503-3384 extension 221 to register for the programs.

AARP States - SCAM JAM - A Free Fraud Fighting Event
04/26/2019
AARP States - SCAM JAM - A Free Fraud Fighting Event

AARP States - SCAM JAM - A Free Fraud Fighting Event

Join us for a free fraud fighting event Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shiel...

AARP States - SCAM JAM - A Free Fraud Fighting Event
04/23/2019
AARP States - SCAM JAM - A Free Fraud Fighting Event

AARP States - SCAM JAM - A Free Fraud Fighting Event

Join us for a free fraud fighting event Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shiel...

Are you interested in working to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities? If so, then Therapeutic Recreation ...
04/18/2019
Jobs in Therapeutic Recreation | Neighborhood and Community Services

Are you interested in working to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities? If so, then Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) is the place for you! They are currently seeking Therapeutic Recreation staff to take the lead in providing outstanding programs for individuals with varying intellectual and physical disabilities for their 2019 TRS School-Aged Summer Camp and Pre-School Mini Camp. Please attend one of their Open Hire Sessions if you are interested in working this summer! https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/therapeutic-recreation/jobs

Fairfax County, Virginia - Therapeutic Recreation Services is frequently in search of individuals who share our passion for providing meaningful, even life changing, support and experiences to individuals with varying intellectual and physical disabilities.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and The Arc of Northern Virginia ask you to save the date of Saturday, June 29, ...
04/17/2019
Including Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Community Life | Board of Supervisors - Chairman

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and The Arc of Northern Virginia ask you to save the date of Saturday, June 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Disability Inclusion Conference at the Fairfax County Government Center. With a theme of Including Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Community Life, the conference will address what happens when residents with developmental disabilities are no longer in school. Additional details coming soon. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/chairman/disabilityinclusionconference2019

Fairfax County, Virginia - Conference on June 29, 2019 hosted by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Arc of Northern Virginia: Including Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Community Life

Fairfax County 50+
04/12/2019

Fairfax County 50+

What to expect from Operation Scam Jam on April 27? Find out on this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast. Jim interviews AARP's Martin Bailey and the county's Silver Shield lead, Melissa Smarr. Tune in at
https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/fairfax-50-podcast-operation-stop-scams-april-10-2019?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast#t=0:00

Register for the Scam Jam at https://local.aarp.org/aarp-event/aarp-va-operation-stop-scams-scam-jam-and-shredfest-fairfax-427-9snnq7d8r3x.html

Celebrate Communication is the area's premier information fair for anyone with an interest in or connection to hearing l...
04/11/2019
SAVE THE DATE for Celebrate Communication 2019 – Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

Celebrate Communication is the area's premier information fair for anyone with an interest in or connection to hearing loss. On Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m at Springfield Town Center, the Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC) for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons will have over 30 vendors offering information on a wide variety of resources including State and Local government programs, cutting edge technologies, audiologists, cochlear implants, ASL and Cued Speech, crafts, and social groups for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Free face painting by Dee Vinchey Entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and photo ops during the event with NVRC’s Yellow Dog all in the Springfield Town Center’s Grand Court. https://nvrc.org/celebrate-communication/

SAVE THE DATE for Celebrate Communication 2019 Saturday, April 27th, 2019 • 10AM - 2PMCelebrate Communication 2019returns to Springfield Town Center Celebrate Communication is the area's premier information fair for anyone with an interest in or connection to hearing loss. This year we will have o...

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