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Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Fairfax County Adult Protective Services
Provides services to adults unable to protect themselves from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.            703-324-7450 (24/7)

Fairfax County Child Protective Services
Investigates reports of child abuse and neglect.            703-324-7400, TTY 703-222-9452 (24/7)

Fairfax County Office for Women and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services
Provides services to people who experience domestic and sexual violence.            703-360-7273, TTY 703-435-1235 (24/7)

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ADA Information Line
Provides technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.    800-514-0301, TTY 800-514-0383 

Fairfax County Building for All Committee
Promotes the concept of universal design in Fairfax County.    703-324-1876

Fairfax County Building Permits
Issues building permits for construction and home modifications.    703-222-0801

Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
Provides information and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act.    800-949-4232 (V/TTY) 

Reston Accessibility Committee
Advocates for barrier-free access in the Reston area.


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Adult Day Health Care

Fairfax County Adult Day Health Care Centers
Provides activities and therapeutic care for adults who need supervision during the day.  Five centers include:  Annandale, Herndon, Lewinsville, Lincolnia, and Mount Vernon.    703-750-3316

Insight Memory Care Center
Provides activities and services to people with Alzheimer’s disease.    703-204-4664  


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Assistive Technology/Durable Medical Equipment

Offers information and referrals for assistive technology.    800-227-0216, TTY 703-992-8313

Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority
Provides low-interest loans for purchasing assistive technology.    866-835-5976, TTY 804-662-9000

Commonwealth Community Trust
Provides funding to people with disabilities for assistive technology and home modifications.    888-241-6039

Eric Fund
Funds assistive technology not covered by insurance or other funding sources.    301-654-1547

I Can Connect in Virginia
A free communications equiment program for people who are deaf or blind.    800-552-7917 (deaf & hard of hearing); 800-622-2155 (blind & low vision)

Northern Virginia Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
Has an assistive technology demonstration center.    703-352-9055, TTY 703-352-9056 

Virginia Assistive Technology System
Provides information and referral on assistive technology devices, services, and funding options.    703-993-3670

Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Provides assistive technology consultations for people who are blind or who have low vision.    800-622-2155 (V/TTY)

Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Provides adaptive telecommunication equipment to people with hearing loss.    800-552-7917 (V/TTY) 

Washington Area Wheelchair Society
Accepts and donates used durable medical equipment.

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Child-Specific Services

Care Connection for Children
Helps families coordinate community and education resources.    703-698-2450

Equipment Connections for Children
Online resource for families to donate or request adaptive equipment for their children.   301-540-8805

Fairfax County Department of Family Services' Children, Youth, and Families
Offer programs and services to protect children from harm, prevent child abuse and neglect, and support families.    703-324-7500

Guide by Your Side
Provides support for parents of young children newly diagnosed as deaf or hard of hearing.    804-828-0352

Infant & Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church
Serves infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities.    703-246-7121; TTY 703-324-4495

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center
Educates and trains families on special education and parenting children with disabilities.    703-923-0010

Parent to Parent of Virginia
Matches parents of children with disabilities to provide support to parents that have children who have recently received a diagnosis.    804-828-0352  

Virginia Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
Provides support to families who have children who are blind or visually impaired.    804-938-1624

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Community Engagement & Advocacy

Fairfax Area Disability Services Board
Appointed by elected officials to advocate for people with physical and sensory disabilities.    703-324-5421, TTY 703-449-1186 

Fairfax Area Long Term Care Coordinating Council
Provides community leadership to meet the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities.    703-324-2051  

Fairfax County Boards, Authorities, and Commissions
Fairfax County provides opportunities for residents to participate on a wide variety of boards.    703-324-3151  

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Oversees the services of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.    703-324-7000 

Virginia Board for People with Disabilities
Statewide board that develops policies and programs for individuals with disabilities.    804-786-0016

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Consumer Assistance

Fairfax County Department of Cable and Consumer Services
Investigates and mediates consumer complaints and tenant-landlord disputes.    703-222-8435

Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Educates on issues concerning nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Investigates complaints.    703-324-5861

Virginia Insurance Counseling & Assistance Program - VICAP
Provides counseling on Medicare and other health insurance issues.    703-324-5851 

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Counseling and Support Groups

Some disability organizations provide supports groups as part of their services. Refer to the Disability Organizations section for more information.

ALS Northern Virginia Resource Support Group
Support group for people with ALS.    301-978-9855

Asperger Adults of Greater Washington
Support group for adults with Asperger's syndrome.   

CHADD, Northern Virginia
Support groups for people with ADHD and their families.    703-928-8288

Diabetes Support Group, Inova Diabetes Center 
Support groups for people with diabetes and their families.    877-511-4625

Fairfax County Health Department-Stroke Club
Supportive community of stroke survivors and caregivers that meets weekly.    703-246-7151

Haven of Northern Virginia
Offers counseling to people who are dealing with death and grieving.    703-941-7000

Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area
Offers support groups for people with bleeding disorders and their families.    703-352-7641  

Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf
Provides a support group for people who are deaf. 

Tourette Syndrome Association, Greater Washington Chapter
Support group for people with Tourette syndrome.     410-867-1151

Virginia Tech Center for Family Services
Nonprofit counseling center that provides therapy on a sliding scale.    703-538-8470

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Disability Organizations/Services

Arc of Northern Virginia
Provides information and referrals, special needs trust programs, and advocacy to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families.    703-208-1119

Autism Society of Northern Virginia
Provides information and referrals, advocacy and education, respite, and support groups.     703-495-8444  

Brain Injury Services
Provides services, including day support and case management to people with brain injuries.    703-451-8881

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Provides services for people who are blind, including case management.    301-589-0894  

Commonwealth Autism Service
Provides trainings, referrals, and assessments.   800-649-8481  

Provides an online directory of resources for people with disabilities and their families.    866-393-0957 

Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia
Provides support and resources to families of individuals with Down syndrome.    703-621-7129

ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia
Independent living center that advocates and provides services for people with disabilities.    703-525-3268; TTY 703-525-3553 

Epilepsy Foundation, Metropolitan Washington
Provides information and referrals and training for people with epilepsy and their families.    301-918-3729

Fairfax County Disability Services Planning and Development
Provides information on finding services and technical assistance on disability rights laws for people with disabilities.    703-324-5421, TTY 703-449-1186 

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Provides services to people with mental illness, addiction, and intellectual disabilities. 
Main number for accessing services: 703-383-8500
Emergency Services (answered 24/7):  703-502-5679; TTY 703-207-7737 

Provides services, programs, and support for individuals with autism and their families.    703-204-9100

NAMI Northern Virginia
Provides advocacy, education, and support to individuals and families affected by mental illness.    703-968-4007

National Federation of the Blind, Fairfax Chapter
Advocates on behalf of people who are blind and provides resources. 

Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
Empowers people who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families through education, advocacy, and community involvement.    703-352-9055, TTY 703-352-9056 

Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia
Provides information and referrals and holds a monthly parent support group.    

Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
Supports people with the disease through educational programs, services, and research.   703-734-1017

Spinal Cord Injury Network, DC Area Chapter
Provides information, peer counseling, and support groups to people with spinal cord injuries.    301-661-6657

United Cerebral Palsy, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia
Provides services to adults with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.    202-269-1500

Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Provides vocational rehabilitation, independent living skills, assistive technology, and orientation and mobility training.    800-622-2155 (V/TTY)

Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Provides, training, outreach, and adaptive telecommunication equipment.    800-552-7917 (V/TTY)

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Provides resources for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   804-786-3921; TTY 804-371-8977

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
Administers Medicaid programs, including long-term care and waivers.   804-786-7933; TTY 800-343-0634

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Disability Law Center of Virginia
Advocates and provides legal counsel on disability-related issues, including abuse, neglect, and discrimination.    800-552-3962 (V/TTY)

Fairfax County Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs
Investigates discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, or credit.    703-324-2953, TTY 703-324-2900

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Enforces federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against job applicants or employees.    800-669-4000, TTY 800-669-6820

Virginia Fair Housing Office
Investigates housing discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act.    888-551-3247


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Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Provides accessible parking placards and license plates, and ID cards for people with disabilities.    804-497-7100, TTY 800-272-9268 

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
Offers adaptive driving trainings and assessments.    800-345-9972, TTY 800-811-7893

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Described and Captioned Media Program
Loans free described and captioned educational media to students who are deaf, blind, hard of hearing, or have low vision.     800-237-6213; TTY 800-237-6819

Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Community Education
Offers classes on career readiness, ESOL, computers, languages, photography, and arts.    703-658-2727     

Fairfax County Public Schools Early Childhood Identification and Services
Serves children ages 2-5 who have been identified as having significant developmental delays.  571-423-4121   

Fairfax County Public Schools Parent Resource Center
Promotes awareness of services for children with disabilities and their families.  703-204-3941    

Fairfax County Public Schools Special Education
Provides services for students with disabilities, including special education. 571-423-4010



Emergency Preparedness

Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management
Manages a medical needs registry for people who need assistance evacuating in an emergency.    571-350-1000

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Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
Assists college students and recent graduates with disabilities in career development and attaining a career.    865-974-7148    

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind Employment Services
Helps people who are blind or have low vision obtain employment.    240-737-5100

Fairfax County SkillSource Centers
Also known as SkillSource Centers, these centers offer free job training and resources.

  • Annandale: 703-533-5400, TTY 703-533-5316
  • Alexandria: 703-704-6286, TTY 703-704-6685
  • Reston: 703-787-4974, TTY 703-787-3166

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Provides free guidance on workplace accommodations and employment issues.    800-526-7234, TTY 877-781-9403 

Laurie Mitchell Empowerment and Career Center
Serves job seekers with career assessments, peer support, and training.    703-461-3886

Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor
Develops national disability employment policy and practices to increase employment.    866-633-7365, TTY 877-889-5627

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Helps people with disabilities get ready for, find, and keep employment.     800-552-5019, TTY 800-464-9950 

Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Provides vocational rehabilitation and employment services.    800-622-2155

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Financial Assistance/Entitlement Programs

Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning
Assists low-income residents with financial assistance for housing, food, healthcare, and transportation.    703-222-0880

Fairfax County Department of Family Services
Administers SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid, emergency assistance, and fuel assistance.    703-324-3000; TTY 703-222-9452

Fairfax County Fuel Assistance and Crisis Assistance Programs
Provides primary heat security deposits and funding the repair or replacement of heating equipment for individuals who cannot afford heating.    703-787-3100, TTY 703-222-9452 

U.S. Social Security Administration
Administers Social Security, Social Security Disability, and Medicare programs.    800-772-1213, TTY 800-325-0778

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Health and Wellness Services

CrisisLink CareRing Program
Offers a daily phone calling program designed to help individuals with disabilities maintain their independence and stay connected to the community.    703-516-6770

Fairfax County Chronic Disease Management Program
Free six-week workshop that helps people manage their chronic illness.    703-324-5489

Fairfax County Health Department
Provides clinics and the Community Health Care Network for low-income residents.    703-246-2411

Fairfax County Independent Living Project
Helps people to live independently in their homes.    703-324-7210

HealthWorks for Northern Virginia
Provides medical, dental and behavioral health care services to anyone in need.    703-443-2000

InovaCares Clinic for Children
Medical care for children whose families have low-income, no insurance, or receive Medicaid.    703-776-4002

InovaCares Clinic for Women
Provides prenatal and gynecological care for residents with low-income.    703-776-4001

InovaCares for Seniors PACE Program
Provides integrated healthcare and social services to adults 55+ in a community-based setting.    703-239-5888

Inova Juniper Program
Provides medical care and support groups to people with HIV/AIDS.    703-321-2600

Northern Virginia Dental Clinic
Provides low cost dental services to low-income residents.    703-820-7170

Northern Virginia Health Services Coalition
Online directory of health care services for low-income people.

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Housing & Home Repair

City of Falls Church Department of Housing & Human Services
Provides a variety of housing programs to city residents.    703-248-5005

Fairfax County Department of Housing & Community Development

  • Housing Choice Vouchers: 703-246-5280; TTY 703-385-3578
  • Home Repair Program: 703-246-5179; TTY 703-385-3578
  • Public Housing: 703-246-5100; TTY 703-385-3578
  • Rental Program: 703-385-3662
  • Senior Housing and Assisted Living: 703-246-5235; TTY 703-385-3578

Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia
Provides case management and assistance with locating affordable housing.    703-372-5440

Rebuilding Together
Provides home repairs and accessibility modifications to people in need.    703-528-1999

Volunteers Repairing Homes
Provides home repairs and accessibility modifications to people in need.

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Legal Assistance & Mediation

Fairfax Bar Lawyer Referral and Information Service
Assists people with finding legal representation.    703-246-3780

Legal Services of Northern Virginia
Offers nonprofit legal services to people with low income.    703-778-6800

Northern Virginia Mediation Service
Offers a mediation service for resolving business, family, legal and interpersonal disputes.    703-865-7272

Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center
Provides legal services for people who cannot afford to pay for an attorney.    703-246-2952

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Library/Reading Services

CHOICE Magazine Listening
Produces a free audio recording of magazines for people who cannot read print.    888-724-6423

Fairfax County Library Access Services
Provides equipment and books in alternative formats to people with visual disabilities. Delivers books to customers with disabilities who cannot visit a local library.    703-324-8380

Metropolitan Washington Ear
Provides a free reading service for people with disabilities who cannot effectively read print.    301-681-6636


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Accessible Virginia
Provides accessibility information about Virginia’s tourist attractions and lodging.    804-633-6752

City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department    703-385-7858  

City of Falls Church  Parks and Recreation Department    703-248-5077  

Eddie’s Club
Provides recreation programs to individuals with disabilities ages 4–21.    703-304-2330

Fairfax County Park Authority
Offers adapted programs and inclusion services for people with disabilities.    703-324-8680

Fairfax County Therapeutic Recreation Services
Provides camps, sports, and social clubs for children and adults with disabilities.    703-324-5532 

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
Provides activities designed to develop the physical and social skills for individuals with disabilities.   703-537-3031

KEEN Greater DC
Provides recreational opportunities for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities.    301-770-3200

Clubhouse that supports young adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities.    703-338-6185

Special Olympics Virginia, Northern Virginia
Program of sports training and athletic competition for people with intellectual disabilities.    703-359-4301

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Easter Seals Serving DC, MD, and VA
Provides respite for children with disabilities.    800-886-3771

Hartwood Foundation
Provides short-term respite for people with intellectual disabilities.    703-273-0939  

Jill’s House
Provides respitefor children with intellectual disabilities ages 6-17.    703-639-5660

Northern Virginia Family Service
Offer a therapeutic respite care program for children with disabilities who have experienced abuse or negect.    571-723-2927

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Service Animals

Assistance Dogs International
Offers a comprehensive directory of service dog organizations.

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Tax Assistance

City of Fairfax Tax Relief & Rent Relief Programs
Provides real estate tax relief and rent relief to city residents with disabilities.    703-359-2486

City of Falls Church Tax Relief Program
Provides real estate tax relief to city residents with disabilities.    703-248-5046

Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration
Provides information on taxes and tax relief for older adults and people with disabilities.    703-222-8234, TTY 703-222-7594  

Fairfax County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program –January through April only
Helps county residents file their income tax.    703-324-7500

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Angel Bus
Provides non-emergency long-distance ground transportation to medical appointments.    800-768-0238

City Wheels (City of Fairfax)
Provides subsidized taxi service for residents with disabilities.   703-385-7859

Connect-a-Ride Transportation Resource Center- Jewish Council for the Aging
Helps adults with disabilities find transportation throughout the DC metro area.    703-323-6494

Bus service for City of Fairfax.    703-385-7859

Fairfax Connector
Bus service in Fairfax County.    703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608

Fairfax County Human Services Transportation
Offers transportation programs including Fastran, Seniors-on-the-Go!, and TaxiAccess. and select Transportation Assistance    703-324-4600

Fare Wheels (City of Falls Church)
Subsidized taxi program for residents with disabilities.    703-248-5005

D.C metro area’s ADA paratransit that provides door-to-door service for people with disabilities.    301-562-5360, TTY 301-588-7535

Metrorail and Metrobus transit services in Washington, D.C metro area.    202-637-7000; TTY 202-638-3780

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Veterans/Military Services

Blinded Veterans Association
Organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans.    800-669-7079

Fort Belvoir Exceptional Family Member Program
Services for military families include community supports, assistive technology, and accessible housing.    571-231-1054  

Paralyzed Veterans of America
Helps veterans with disabilities gain easy access to needed services and supports.    800-424-8200, TTY 800-795-4327 

Specialized Training of Military Parents
Assists military families who have children with disabilities with referrals.    253-565-2266 (V/TTY) 

Virginia Wounded Warrior Program
Provides services and supports to veterans who are Virginia residents.    877-285-1299

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Volunteer Opportunities

Fairfax County Volunteer Solutions
Recruits volunteers to help older adults and adults with disabilities.    703-324-5406   

Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Recruits volunteers to advocate for the rights of nursing home and assisted living facility residents.    703-324-5861

Volunteer Fairfax
Offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities in Fairfax County.    703-246-3460

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City of Fairfax Voter Registration    703-385-7890

City of Falls Church Voter Registration    703-248-5085

Fairfax County Voter Registration    703-222-0776

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