Fairfax Area Disability Services Board


 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. 


 Get involved

As your representatives, we need to hear from you. Consider the following:

  • 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 the Fairfax 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.

  • The Fairfax 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.

 What we do 

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 disability law.

  • Developing and supporting linkages to improve service coordination and the array of services.

  • Advocating for the rights of people with disabilities.


 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; or email.   





Disability Services Board Members

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.

Email the
Fairfax Area

Disability Services Board


Services and Resources
for People with Disabilities

TTY 703-449-1186

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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