Parent Resource Center

Parent Involvement

Parents are important partners in the special education process and it is our desire to learn from you to improve our programs for each student.  We want to assist you in learning about our programs.  Please see the information and resource links below.

Suspicion of a Disability

If you suspect your pre-school age child has a disability, please contact JoEllen Crawford, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator, or call Lee M. Waid Elementary School at 540-5736.

If you suspect that your child has a disability, and your child is currently enrolled in Franklin County Public Schools and is not currently receiving services as a student with a disability, please contact your child’s school and ask to speak with the School Based Review Team Chairperson or the School’s Principal.

If you placed your child at a private school located in Franklin County, please contact the Franklin County Department of Pupil  Service at 540-483-0280 and ask for someone to assist you.

If you placed your child at a private school located in a locality outside of Franklin County, please contact that locality for assistance.

Online Reference Tools

Parent Resource Center

Coordinator:  Sherry Lynch                   

The Parent Resource Center

The Parent Education Advocacy Training Center

This website provides information about special education for children with special needs in Virginia.  A link to the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) is as follows:

Virginia Family Special Education Connection

The Virginia Family Special Education Connection is a website dedicated to providing comprehensive information on special education issues, practices and services to Virginia families who have children with disabilities.  This resource was developed by the Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disabilities at George Mason University.

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