Who we are
We are 15 volunteers appointed by
elected officials of Fairfax County, Falls Church and the City
of Fairfax to represent and advocate for people with physical
and sensory disabilities.
As your representatives, we need to hear from you. Consider
The Fairfax Area Disability Services Board values
community input. Each meeting begins with an open comment
period, and the board welcomes suggestions from the
public on how to make the Fairfax area a better place for
people with disabilities.
Meetings are generally held on the second Monday of
each month at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Rooms 2/3 at
County Government Center. Scheduled 2015 meetings
will be held in February, March, May, June, September,
November and December. Board meetings are subject to
change, so contact the
board or visit Fairfax County’s Public Meetings
Calendar for the most up-to-date meeting information.
County Government Center is conveniently located in
close proximity to I-66 and Route 50. If you are using
public transportation, use Fairfax
Connector bus #621, 622, or 623 and Connector bus
#605 Fair Oaks - Reston Line. For public transportation
information, call 703?339?7200, TTY 711. For
Metrorail or Metrobus connections with the Connector
buses, call 202?637?7000, TTY 711.
Join a committee! The Fairfax Area Disability Services
Board has committees on transportation, housing,
employment, emergency preparedness, and more. For more
information about joining a committee, call 703-324-7746,
TTY 711 or email DisabilityServices@fairfaxcounty.gov.
The Fairfax Area Disability Services Board works to include
people with physical and sensory disabilities into mainstream
community life. Our activities on behalf of people with
physical and sensory disabilities include:
Informing and educating people about disability
policy and barriers to community mainstreaming.
Advising elective bodies on issues and policies
including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Assessing local services and service needs for state
and local government.
Catalyzing the development of public and private
funding for services.
Monitoring compliance with federal, state, and local
Developing and supporting linkages to improve
service coordination and the array of services.
Advocating for the rights of people with
Fairfax Area Disability
Services Board Members
Contact Fairfax Area Disability Services Board Members
at 703-324-5421, TTY 703-449-1186; fax 703-653-6614;
Fairfax Area Disability Services Board
(May 12, 2014)
(L-R back row) Jackie Browne, Cookie Hymer Blitz, Leeann Alberts,
Tim Lavelle, Linda Collins, Petra Osborne, and Harriet Epstein.
(L-R front row) Kelly Greenwood and Tapan Banerjee.