What is the Parent Resource Center?

parent resource center logo In operation since November 1992, the PWCS' Office of Special Education Parent Resource Center (PRC)'s mission is to assist parents and families of children with disabilities to become active participants in their child's education. Its goal is to promote a positive relationship between parents and educators.

The PRC provides information, lending library, and supports parents regarding the special education process in Prince William County, and will refer parents to appropriate resources in the Division and the community. PRC staff may not serve as advocates for parents in School Intervention, IEP, or Eligibility meetings or attend a Central Office Review, State Mediation, or Due Process Hearing. 

Please check the events page often for information that may be of interest to you. TTAC Online, their websites are listed on the Events page, has many resources.

The Parent Resource Center (PRC) can provide bilingual support for
parents. If interested in receiving this support, contact the PRC by phone at 703-791-8846 or 703-791-7438. Please provide the following information:

  1. Name
  2. First Language
  3. Days/Times available for consultation, and
  4. Contact information (phone number and/or email address)


Capacity Building for IEP Teams Training

Presented by peatc in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education(VDOE).

This training will be presented virtually and will include webinar, discussion boards,resources and supplementary material.

The IEP process can be daunting for everyone including educators. School personnel report that they
often find IEP meetings difficult and stressful. Parents report the same feelings. IEP meetings can be
places of high anxiety and sometimes conflict even erupts. Everyone comes to the IEP table with
thoughts of their personal responsibilities, backgrounds, perspectives, and individual concerns, and must
navigate all of those while following procedures and regulations. This workshop is designed to help IEP
teams build capacity around participating in IEP meetings and collaboration. Discussion will include a
view from ‘both’ sides of the table, as well as information on the seven elements of highly effective IEP
teams. All along the way, we will provide practical strategies aimed at helping future IEP meetings be
more positive, productive and collaborative for everyone involved.
A certificate of completion will be provided for all who complete the training.

The training will take approximately 3 hours and can be accessed anytime during the 2 week time frame indicated below: 

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   Register For August 9 - August 23 Virginia is for Lovers


703-923-0010 | 8003 Forbes Place, Suite 310, Springfield, VA 22151


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Location & Hours

Kelly Leadership Center
First Floor, Suite 1200
14715 Bristow Rd.
Manassas, VA 20112

See driving directions.

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hours by appointment

Justine Robertson
Administrative Coordinator

Rhonda Tabor
Parent Coordinator