Special Education

Video Guide to the Special Education Evaluation Process for Families
These video modules will provide parents, families, and other stakeholders with a brief but comprehensive overview of the special education process on the following topics. Each module is designed to be viewed as a stand-alone resource or viewed in succession.





Ind. Ed. Program (IEP)


Early Intervention

What's Next

New Resources for Military-Connected Families of Students with Disabilities

The Virginia Department of Education's Family Engagement Network (FEN) is a group of professionals from local school divisions, university training and technical assistance centers, state agencies, and other organizations whose purpose is to foster family involvement and engagement in education, especially for children with disabilities. 

The FEN has created four new resources for military-connected families of students with disabilities. These three one-pager resources, as well as a video, are linked below.

Sensory Disabilities

The Virginia Department of Education is required to annually prepare and distribute to local school boards information describing the educational and other services that are available to students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired. The Code of Virginia at§ 22.1-217.01 requires school boards to annually post this information on school division websites to inform the parents of students who are identified as deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired of the availability of such services.

Sensory Disabilities Information

Transition Planning

Transition is the process students and their families use to think about life after high school, to identify their desired outcomes, and to plan their community and school experiences to assure that the students acquire the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals.  The transition planning process enables the student to move successfully from school to postsecondary education and training, employment, independent living, and community participation based on the student's preferences, interests, and abilities.   Ms. Judi Reinhardt, faculty member at MHS, is responsible for special education transition planning and coordination.  Her contact information is: jreinhardt@mcps.k12.va.us.