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)


2016-2017 Parent Survey for Parents of Students with Special Needs

The Virginia Department of Education parent survey is now open and is available for completion in English and Spanish.parent-survey

Each school year the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the “Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities.”  Your participation in this survey will help VDOE collect additional information to identify training needs related to the special education processes.  The VDOE will use the results of this survey to improve parental involvement in the special education process and improve outcomes for all students within the Commonwealth.  It is important to note that your responses are recorded anonymously and cannot be personally linked to your child. Parents who have more than one child receiving special education services should submit one survey for each child receiving services. When completing this survey you will answer questions designed to cause you to reflect upon your experiences during the 2016-2017 school year. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Gloria Dalton, VDOE parent ombudsman, via telephone, at (804) 371-7420, or via e-mail, at

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

 Resources for Families:

Procedural Safeguards

Classroom Observation Guidelines