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:

  • Join us at the board's regularly scheduled meetings to share your ideas and concerns.  Each meeting begins with a public comment period. Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month in Conference Rooms 2/3 of the Fairfax County Government Center. (Use Connector bus #621, 622, or 623 and Connector bus #605 Fair Oaks - Reston Line.  For 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, and emergency preparedness.  For more information, contact 703-324-7746, TTY 711.

 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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