2022 Fauquier County Community Resource Guide

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Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) 800-869-6782 / 703-923-0010 (Voice/TTY) 403 Holiday Court, Suite 104, Warrenton www.peatc.org | Contact: partners@peatc.org

The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center builds positive futures for Virginia's children by working collaboratively with families, schools, and communities in order to improve opportunities for excellence in education and success in school and community life. Our special focus is on children with disabilities. We do this by providing services and support for families and professionals, easy-tounderstand, research-based information and training, and opportunities for strategic partnerships and advocacy for systemic improvement.

CRISIS SERVICES Regional Education Assessment Crisis Habilitation (REACH) Program Adult REACH Hotline: 855-917-8278 Children's REACH Hotline: 888-908-0486


The REACH Program serves children and adults with a developmental disability who also have significant behavioral and/or mental health issues. Through center and community-based support, it provides crisis prevention and intervention services. Referrals and requests for REACH services may be made by individuals, families or service providers. For individuals who utilize the DD waivers, REACH services are included in each waiver. Regardless of waiver status, any individual who meets qualifying eligibility criteria can access REACH services at no cost.

is utilized to engage visual, auditory, and kinesthetic pathways in order to enhance memory and learning of written language. Session curriculum is research-based and follows MSLT training, accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) for working with dyslexic and language based-learning disorders.

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Fauquier County Public Schools

Contact: rcorpening@fcps1.org

Virginia school divisions are required to have a special education advisory committee. The purpose of the committee is to provide an opportunity for parents and other school board appointees to have a voice in the way that school divisions provide services to students with disabilities. Local SEAC members are appointed by local school boards. The committees provide reports and recommendations to their school boards. Follow the Fauquier County SEAC on Facebook to obtain current information. Contact your local school district for more information or visit the VA Dept. of Education's website: www.doe. virginia.gov.

Think College https://thinkcollege.net/

Think College is the leader in research and dissemination in inclusive higher education. Search their college database for information on 309 college programs for students with intellectual disabilities. The Resource Library includes over 850 selected resources on a wide range of topics related to postsecondary education for people with intellectual disabilities, and they have many publications that provide concise relevant information on a variety of topics.



Decoding Dyslexia Virginia - Fauquier/ Haymarket Chapter


Contact: Lynda Bruni, DecodingDyslexiaPWC.fauquier@gmail.com or lbruni18@gmail.com Decoding Dyslexia Virginia is a grassroots movement focused on linking families to resources, support, and educational interventions for dyslexia. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children, and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate, and support students with dyslexia in Virginia. Watch for scheduled meetings on the Decoding Dyslexia Virginia Facebook page.

Parent Resource Center, Fauquier County Public Schools 540-422-7116

430 E. Shirley Ave, B-9, Warrenton www.fcps1.org/Page/1550 | Contact: prc@fcps1.org

Fauquier County Parent Resource Center (PRC) helps families of children with disabilities access available information and resources. PRC’s assist parents with questions and planning, as well as provide resources and training sessions, and are committed to a positive relationship between parents and schools for students’ sake.

Smart Cookie Reading

Academic Language Therapy for Reading and Writing

(703) 855-8133

www.smartcookiereading.com Contact: Liz Gordon, M.Ed at liz@smartcookiereading.com

Smart Cookie Reading provides one-on-one, intensive, academic therapy to children diagnosed with dyslexia or language-based disorders. Multisensory Structured Language Therapy (MSLT) techniques founded on the Orton-Gillingham approach are used to teach reading, spelling, and writing. A multisensory approach


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Horse and Soul Counseling, PLLC 27195 Old Office Road, Culpeper Contact: admin@horseandsoulcounseling.com www.horseandsoulcounseling.com

North Star Riding Academy 540-717-0121

4092 Rolling Hills Drive, Delaplane https://www.northstarstablesnova.org Contact: Teresa Pilegaard, northstarstablesnova@gmail.com

The mission of North Star Stables is to increase access to the therapeutic benefit of horses for people both able-bodied and differently-abled. We believe that everyone deserves a supportive and inclusive community that will aid the realization of a person's full potential.

Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center 703-754-6159

16198 Silver Lake Road, Haymarket (by appointment only) Contact: rainbow@rainbowriding.org

Established in 1985, Rainbow is a non-profit organization that provides equine-assisted therapy to individuals with physical, educational, emotional, intellectual disabilities and other challenges. Our clients develop physical strength and better mobility, self-esteem, and self-confidence while receiving therapy through an equestrian activity that accommodates their specific needs. Under the guidance of certified riding instructors, therapeutic riding helps individuals experience physical and emotional rewards. In addition to our staff, a very dedicated group of volunteers and specially selected horses help to meet the needs of this exceptional group of people. Rainbow is a PATH, Intl Premier accredited center. For more information, visit rainbowriding.org.