Autism Resources in Fairfax County

Resource list compiled by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.

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 Theresa Piccolo at 571-337-9076. ABLE (Autism Bridge to Learn and Empower): Employment services, including assessments and assistance with obtaining volunteer and paid employment, and soft skills club to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder living in Fairfax County(supported by funding from the Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Pool).

    • 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

    • JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency):; social skills therapy groups for children and teens with autism spectrum disorders
    • Eddie’s Club, Inc.: 703-304-2330,; nonprofit geared towards giving boys and girls ages 4 to 21 that have any form of disability an opportunity to participate in a supervised, volunteered-based, activity and recreational program.
    • Department of Therapeutic Recreation: 703-324-5532; Saturday Leisure Program, Motor Skills Program and Funtastic Friday (drop-in leisure program for children on the Autism spectrum and their families).
    • Park Authority Adaptive Aquatics: 703-324-8565
  • Respite

    • McLean Bible Church: Contact Stephanie Reding at 703-770-8654,; respite group (Friday evening and Saturday during the day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
    • 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

    • McLean Bible Church:
      • Parent support groups: .
    • Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia:, 703-391-2251,
      • Parent support group:

Autism Organizations

  • The Arc of Northern Virginia:, 703-532-3214
  • Autism Society of America, National Office:, 301-657-0881
  • Autism Society of Northern Virginia:, 703-495-8444,
  • Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia:, 703-391-2251,

Websites with current Autism research

  • Autism Society of Northern Virginia:, 703-495-8444,
    • 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:
    • Focus: Funding applied research and providing feedback on research to the Autism community.

Federal resources

Printable Autism Resource List

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Also see our Community Resource List or
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for complete information on
resources available in the community.

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