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Archived News: Across Virginia
December 2012

Arlington Public Schools Receives Award of Excellence!

Congratulations to Arlington Public Schools for receiving an Award of Excellence from the Chesapeake Chapter of National Public School Public Relations Association (CHESPRA) for their new Parent Resource Binder. The online version of the Arlington Public Schools Special Education Family Resource and Information Binder is now available on the division’s website. It was developed in collaboration with VCU-ACE and will be a useful tool for all families of children with disabilities. This collection of resources will assist family members in becoming active members of their child's educational team; working collaboratively with schools; accessing resources that are available to support parents and students; and making the best possible decisions on their child’s behalf. Well done Arlington!


Save the Date for Connections 2013!!

VCU-ACE is proud to be a member of the planning committee for Connections 2013!! This free family resource fair will take place on April 20, 2013 from 9:30am to 12:30am at the Children’s Museum of Richmond Central location, 2626 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220. This is the 11th year of this special event, which is open to parents, family members, caregivers, and any member of the community interested in making a difference in the lives of children and youth with special needs. Again this year, we expect over 60 agencies and organizations to exhibit and share resources and information about their services and supports. Special features will include free admission to the Children’s Museum for the first 400 guests, juggling and magic tricks by Jonathan Austin, dental screenings by the VA Department of Health, and More!! Special accommodations, including sign language and Spanish interpretation, will also be available. For more information check out the Connections website page, email us at, or visit Connections Resource Fair on facebook!


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