Parent Resource Center

PRC Logo


PRC Logo


The Franklin County Department of Special Programs and Services sponsors the Parent Resource Center, which is located at 25 School Service Road, Extension, Rocky Mount, VA 24151.

The phone number is (540) 483-0280 and the FAX number is (540) 483-4204. The e-mail address is [email protected].

The Educational Coordinator is Gwen Adkins and the Parent Coordinator is Becky Silvey.

Our PRC provides INFORMATION, SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE to Parents, Educators and any other people who are involved or interested in special needs children of Franklin County. We also maintain a lending library of books, audio tapes, video tapes, magazines, teaching material and information packets, which can be checked out by anyone needing information about Special Education or about a specific disabling condition.

Our logo, which looks like a snowflake, represents a circle of caring. Each small child in the circle is supported on one hand by a parent and on the other by a teacher.

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Information on the Web!

The best way to become familiar with the web is to simply let yourself get lost in the web. You can search for broad topics, such as Disabilities and Parent Support or for specific things such as Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Here are some Web sites that I hope you will find useful.

New VCU-RRTC on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities Website

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)

This site has an excellent collection of fact sheets on a wide variety of disabilities.

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