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 following:
Join us at the board's regularly scheduled monthly 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 every 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.
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
Catalyzing the development of public and private funding
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 disabilities.
Area Disability Services Board Members
Contact Fairfax Area Disability Services Board Members
703-324-5421, TTY 711; fax 703-449-8689; or email.
Fairfax Area Disability Services Board
(October 25, 2011)
(L-R back row) Thomas Choman, Robert Rudney (emeritus
member), Harriet Epstein, Tim Lavelle,
Clare Dunne, Jackie Browne,
Don Kissinger, and Joy Koeppen.
(L-R front row) Mary Cocker (emeritus member),
Ann Pimley, Cookie Hymer Blitz,
Tapan Banerjee, and Kelly Greenwood.
Not pictured: Linda Collins, Barbara
Chuck Caputo and Rhoda Baker.