Parent Resource Center is Here to Help Families

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In recognition of Learning Disability Awareness Month in October, we want to highlight a valuable resource for families: the Anne R. Lipnick Special Education Parent Resource Center (PRC), located at the Minnie Howard Campus of Alexandria City High School. 

Watch this new and highly informative video that shares the support and information that families can get from this center. 

VIDEO: Anne R. Lipnick Special Education Parent Resource Center

Families of a child with a disability often come to the Parent Resource Center feeling “like they are an island all by themselves,” said PRC Coordinator Dr. Courtney P. Davis. That changes as they benefit from the resources at PRC. “We help them from feeling hopeless and helpless to figuring out what are the next steps we can take to support our child,” added Parent Support Specialist Janet Reese.

PRC is a safe space where the parent of a child with a disability can learn how to navigate ACPS and what kind of services are offered for their child. Simultaneous interpretation is available. The PRC lending library has more than 500 books, DVDs and CDs to review, with information across all disabilities, and a children’s literature section that reflects the cultural diversity within ACPS. Families can subscribe to the weekly newsletter with updates on community events such as walks for autism, webinars, research studies and more. 

  • Contact the Parent Resource Center staff:
    • Janet Reese:, 703-824-0129 or 703-831-7865
    • Dr. Courtney Davis:, 703-824-6764 or 571-402-4920