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Arlington, VA 22207
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Special Education

Child Find

The Child Find Process is a part of the Department of Student Services and Office of Special Education.  Children with suspected delays, such as  in the areas of cognition, communication, hearing, vision, social-emotional skills, and/or motor skills, are referred to a student study committee to determine whether the child requires assessment for consideration of eligibility for special education services.

Child Find

Child Find,  for children ages  2-5 years of age, is located in the Reed Building.  Children need to be two years old by September 30th of the current school year in order to receive services in that school year.


1644 N. McKinley Road
Arlington, VA 22205
Phone: 703-228-2700   Fax: 703-237-1009

Child Find Preschool Contact:

Bridgid Hendrixson, M.A., CCC-SLP                Elizabeth Siles

Special Education Coordinator  Child Find       Child Find Administrative Assistant

703-228-2709                                                      703-228-2700

More information about the Child Find process for students already enrolled in an APS school can be accessed within the student's school. Please contact the Special Education Coordinator or Special Education team at the specific school.

 A school can be determined based on the neighborhood boundary locator

Special Education Coordinators list by school.

Additional Registration and Residency Requirements


Early Childhood in Arlington Public Schools, including the Montessori and Virginia Preschool Initiative programs

Parent Resource Center  The PRC's purpose is to provide parents the support and information they need as they work with the school system to identify and meet their child's unique learning needs. The PRC offers support and assistance, a lending library, a parent newsletter, parent training workshops, and serves as an information and referral source for families and staff members.

Parent Infant Education Program (PIE)  P.I.E is a family-centered program that serves children who have special needs from birth to their third birthday. The PIE program is part of the statewide early intervention program known as the Infant Toddler Connection of Virginia and is also known locally as the Infant Toddler Connection of Arlington.


Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning: Comprehensive Standards for Four-Year-Olds

Virginia Department of Education, A Parent's Guide To Special Education, ENGLISH; SPANISH

Virginia Family Special Education Connection is a new website dedicated to providing comprehensive information on special education issues, practices and services to Virginia families who have children with disabilities. This resource was developed by VDOE, in collaboration with the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disabilities at George Mason University.


Last Modified on November 30, 2015