Department Overview

  • "Obtaining Success in the Least Restrictive Environment"

    Vision

    Through collaborative partnerships with parents, educators, and the community, the Office of Exceptional Education supports the implementation of a rigorous curriculum for a diverse student body such that all students are positive contributors in a global society. exed

    Mission

    Through professional development, training, and technical assistance, the Office of Exceptional Education strives to provide a continuum of services to ensure all students have a quality education that meets their unique needs; and prepares them to be productive, contributing members of a global society.

    The Office of Exceptional Education endeavors to:

    • Promote partnerships
    • Provide guidance and feedback
    • Foster family outreach efforts

     

    If there is no answer when calling the main office number please call the Alternate Phone at (804) 664-7368.


    Family Engagement in Education

    No matter how little or how much time you have, you can still have a positive impact on your child's education at school and at home. We have some resources that we hope will help you become more active in you child's education. 

    The Family-School Partnership Resources is compiled by the Virginia Department of Education's Family Engagement Network (FEN). You will find links to many resources available to parents. Family-School Partnership Resources

    The flyer from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) provides hints and tips on how to become involved at school.

    Parent Education Workshops

    The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) has several workshops available in our area. These workshops are free and open to the public. Info and registration links will be provided below for anyone interested in participating in these sessions. 

     

     

    Parent Involvement Survey-Private School for Students with Disabilities

    The purpose of this survey is to solicit input from parents or guardians on how their child is progressing since being enrolled in a private school for students with disabilities. Your participation in this survey, as one measurement tool, will assist VDOE in collecting information necessary to measure the individual progress of a student enrolled in a private school for students with disabilities. It is important to note that your response will be recorded anonymously and cannot be personally linked to your child. 

    Please click this link to access the survey:  Private School Survey for Parent

    Student Survey

    The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has been charged with developing a "student perspective" survey of students enrolled in private schools for students with disabilities. The purpose of this survey is to solicit input directly from students on their experience while enrolled in a private school for students with disabilities.  As a student, your participation in this survey, as one measurement tool, will assist VDOE in collecting information necessary to ascertain a student's perspective on the programming in a private school for students with disabilities.

    Please click this link to access the student survey:Private School Student Survey SY 2019-2020

    The online surveys are currently opened and will be available for completion at the following links until October 30, 2020.

     

     

Contact Information

  • Exceptional Education & Student Services
    301 North Ninth Street
    13th Floor
    Richmond, VA 23219-1927
    Phone: (804)780-7911

    Alternate Phone: (804) 664-7368
    Fax: (804)780-6869