Arlington Public Schools Special Education Parent Resource Center (PRC)
Syphax Education Center at Sequoia Plaza
2110 Washington Boulevard, Suite 158, Arlington, VA 22204
Hours: M-F - 8:30am to 4:00pm (Additional hours by appointment)
Public knowledge, awareness and understanding of disabilities will help ensure the full participation of students with disabilities into the life of their schools and communities. Helping others become aware of the contributions that people with disabilities have made and are currently making nationally and in Virginia promotes inclusive communities.
Youth with disabilities, parents, teachers, and staff from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, and the Partnership for People with Disabilities have continued to add to the bank of resources that were developed in 2009. All schools can readily find information, activities, and materials to promote and highlight Disability History and Awareness Month in Virginia during October. These resources may be found at the following Web sites: www.virginiaselfadvocacy.org (under the disability awareness tab) and in the online modules found at www.imdetermined.org
Youth with disabilities who participated in gathering information and materials for the resource bank developed the following Disability History and Awareness Month vision statement:
Disability history education and awareness will promote positive attitudes in schools creating a culture of mutual respect, understanding and equal opportunities for all.