What is the Parent Resource Center?

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 (PDF), 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)

 

"Anxiety in the Age of Covid - 19" with James J. Christ, Ph.D.

Workshop by The Arc and PWCS - Office of Special Education (Parent Resource Center)

When:    Friday, September 25, 2020  (10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

Where:   Virtual Meeting via Zoom

*For Details look under Events.

 

"Your Voice Matters: Empowering Parents to Engage"

Presenter - Tina Norris, Family Engagement Specialist, PEATC

Workshop by The Arc and PWCS - Office of Special Education (Parent Resource Center)

When:    Friday, October 23, 2020 (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Where:   Virtual Meeting via Zoom

*For Details look under Events.

 

"Sensory Success: How to Use Sensory Supports at Home"

with Erin Clemens, OTR/L, BCP, CIMI

Workshop by The Arc and PWCS - Office of Special Education (Parent Resource Center)

When:    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 (7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Where:   Virtual Meeting via Zoom

*For Details look under Events.

 

TTAC Resource Spotlight

Presented by Virginia Department of Education Training & Technical Assistance Center George Mason University.

Family Resources for Virtual and Hybrid Special Education.

* For Details look under Events.

 

PEATC - Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (Continuously Updating)

Parents Want to Know

 

 

 

Location & Hours


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

See driving directions.(PDF)

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


 

Rhonda Tabor, taborrd@pwcs.edu
Parent Coordinator
703-791-8846

David Williams, williamsd@pwcs.edu
Supervisor
703-791-8569