Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

CONTACT INFORMATION: Emergency - 703-573-5679 / Detox - 703-502-7000 (24/7)
703-383-8500 TTY 711
8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Daryl Washington
Executive Director

Autism Resources in Fairfax County

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Fairfax County Public School Resources

  • Parent Resource Center: 703-204-3941, Dunn Loring Administrative Center, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, VA 22027

Community Resources

  • Employment

    • ServiceSource: Contact Lauren Goldschmidt at 703-475-1935 or lauren.goldschmidt@servicesource.org
      Employment services, including resource navigation, soft skills group to build skills needed for obtaining and maintaining employment, career assessments, and assistance with finding volunteer and paid employment (supported by ServiceSource Foundation and Safeway Foundation)

    • Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS): Contact Jessica Stehle at 571-210-2183, 11150 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 300, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. DARS operates a vocational rehabilitation program that helps individuals with disabilities get ready for, find, and keep a job. 
  • Social Skills / Recreational

  • Respite

    • McLean Bible Church: Please email accessministry@mcleanbible.org if you are interested in attending.
      Respite group (Friday evening for ages 2-15 and Saturday mornings for 16+)
    • Hartwood Foundation: 703-914-3901; fee-for-service respite provider for persons who have a primary diagnosis of intellectual disability
  • ID Waiver/DD Waiver

    • Families of children with Autism should apply for a DD waiver. Those with an ID diagnosis should apply for an ID waiver. For Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board intake information, call 703-324-4400.
  • Family Support

Autism Organizations

Websites with current Autism research

  • Autism Society of Northern Virginia: 703-495-8444, director@asnv.org
    • Focus: Advocating for people with autism; providing support for their families and caregivers; ensuring access to education, vocational training, housing, transportation, recreation and other lifespan needs.
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Autism
    • Focus: Providing easy access to the most current information about NICHD research projects, publications, news releases and other activities related to autism and similar disorders.
  • Organization for Autism Research: www.researchautism.org
    • Focus: Funding applied research and providing feedback on research to the Autism community.

State resources

  • University of Virginia's Supporting Transformative Autism Research Initiative
    • Focus: Statewide resource database for individuals with autism and their families. Virtual services/supports, connecting people with resources, and conducting groundbreaking autism research. Additionally, many in-service and professional development trainings for organizations within the state of Virginia.

Understanding challenges and building on strengths for students with autism

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Federal resources

Community Resources List

List of CSB and other community resources that are available for support and assistance.

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