Parent Resource Center (PRC)

Welcome to the Arlington Public Schools Special Education Parent Resource Center (PRC). 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.

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Syphax Education Center at Sequoia Plaza
2110 Washington Boulevard, Suite 158, Arlington, VA  22204
Phone 703.228.7239
Hours:  M-F – 8:30am to 4:00pm 
(Additional hours by appointment)



va_dept_education_logo-320x216VDOE 2015-16 Parent Survey
All parents of school-aged children and youth who receive special education services in Virginia’s schools are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Education’s annual Parent Involvement Survey. This survey is not intended to measure satisfaction with the special education program. It is designed to determine whether or not schools facilitated parent involvement.The Parent Involvement Survey will be available online in English until September 30, 2016 to allow parents of children receiving special education services to provide their input about parental involvement.To complete the survey online, use the following link:

VDOE is also providing a postcard version of this annual survey. The postcard is a shorter version of the online survey for families to complete and return to VDOE. Postcards will be distributed by schools, will be available in the office of each APS school, and will be available at the Parent Resource Center (PRC). If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Gloria Dalton, VDOE Parent Ombudsman at (804) 371-7420, or at

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The PRC Events Updates are sent out through APS School Talk. If you would like to be added to the PRC announcements list, please go to our APS School Talk page and sign up for our Special Interest list by selecting “Special Education”.

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RT @Kwesibaby58: "We will not meet the needs of the whole child without family & community engagement" Arlington School Board Chair #dclear
Published October 25, 16 7:56PM


RT @blwilks: Caroline Levy, President of SEPTA speaks2parents about how important parent and family involvement is to the success of SWDs @…
Published October 25, 16 7:55PM