Department Overview

  • "Obtaining Success in the Least Restrictive Environment"


    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


    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

    Your Voice Matters 2016 - 2017 Special Education Parent Survey

     Each year, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the "Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that school facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities."  You may access the survey question online at the following Web site: English or Spanish. If you have questions please contact Gloria Dalton, by telephone, at (804) 371-7420 or by email, at

    Su Voz Cuento Encuesta De Educación Especial Para Los Padres Del Año Escolar 2016 – 2017

    Cada año escolar, el Departmento de Educación de Virginia (VDOE) tiene que informar al Departmento de Educación del Estados Unidos el “Por ciento de los padres con un niño que recibe servicios de educación especial que informa ques las escuelas facilitaron la participación de los padres como un medio para mejorar los servicios y resultados para los niños con discapacidades.”  Además, también puede acceder a esta pregunta de las encuesta en línea en el siguiente sitio Web: Espanol.

    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. November has been recognized as "Family Engagement Month." 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.


Contact Information

  • Exceptional Education & Student Services
    301 North Ninth Street
    13th Floor
    Richmond, VA 23219-1927
    Phone: (804)780-7911
    Fax: (804)780-6869 or (804)780-5517