Parent Resources

Parent Resource Center

The Parent Resource Center is designed to provide information and workshops to anyone who has a student in special education.

Information sessions are hosted at the Center and in individual school buildings. Topics include understanding the role of special education, cooperation among staff and families, behavior modification, the role of parents in helping their children through their school years, and other topics applicable to students with disabilities. Take home materials, pamphlets and information sheets are available by contacting our Parent Resource Center Specialist.

Contact Information:

Hamani Hurston 
Phone: (757) 393-8792 X46273 

Parent Resource Center:

Office of Special Education & Related Services
2801 Turnpike Road 
Portsmouth, VA 23707

Disability History and Awareness Month

Disability awareness month
Each October, Virginia recognizes October as Disability History and Awareness Month.
Below is information from the Virginia Department of Education.

Youth with disabilities initiated a campaign in 2009, to have the Virginia General Assembly pass a resolution designating October as Disability History and Awareness Month (DHAM).  These same youth developed a vision statement for DHAM:  Disability history education and awareness will promote positive attitudes in schools creating a culture of mutual respect, understanding, and equal opportunities for all. Youth with disabilities, their parents, teachers, and staff members from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, the Virginia Commonwealth University Partnership for People with Disabilities, and the VDOE’s Training and Technical Assistance Centers (TTAC) continue to meet and develop a variety of resources that can be used to promote and highlight Disability History and Awareness Month in Virginia.  These resources can be found at the following websites:
Center for Disability Leadership (under “Our History”)
Virginia Board for People with Disabilities;
A Life 4 Me; and
I’m Determined.
The VDOE and the VCU's Partnership for People with Disabilities are celebrating Virginia's Disability History & Awareness month through different activities and events. Please join us in celebrating the contribution of people with disabilities. 
*During the month of October, the VDOE and the Center for Disability Leadership Facebook page is going to post a historical event each day.

 Here is the link.
The Inclusion Project, sponsored by VDOE, is hosting two events with critically acclaimed leaders. Please see the Eventbrite invitations and make sure to register for these events. These events are free and open to the public, so please share within your networks!  Fliers are attached.

*The Inclusion Project, a youth-led project, is hosting a Black Disability Art History workshop led by Leroy F. Moore Jr.
*The Inclusion Project, a youth-led project, is hosting a discussion on "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution" with guest Judy Heumann.

 Upcoming Events:

Parents please join us on Nov. 10th at 6:00 p.m. for parent night! 
The zoom information is provided on the flyer.
We look forward to seeing you! 
Parent Night

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