Fairfax Area Disability Services Board


 Who we are

We are 15 volunteers appointed by elected officials of Fairfax County, City of 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:

  • The Fairfax Area Disability Services Board values community input. Each meeting begins with an open comment period, and the board welcomes suggestions from the public on how to make the Fairfax area a better place for people with disabilities.

  • Meetings are generally held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Rooms 9/10 at the Fairfax County Government Center. Scheduled 2017 meetings will be held in February, March, May, June, September, November and December. Board meetings are subject to change, so contact the board or visit Fairfax County’s Public Meetings Calendar for the most up-to-date meeting information.

  • The Fairfax County Government Center is conveniently located in close proximity to I-66 and Route 50. If you are using public transportation, use Fairfax Connector bus #621, 622, or 623 and Connector bus #605 Fair Oaks - Reston Line. For public transportation information, call 703-339-7200, TTY 711. For Metrorail or Metrobus connections with the Connector buses, call 202-637-7000.

  • Join a committee! The Fairfax Area Disability Services Board has committees on transportation, housing, employment, emergency preparedness, and more. For more information about joining a committee, call 703-324-5874 or email DisabilityServices@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Learn about the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board's 2016 Community Forums!

  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

Meeting Minutes

2017 Fairfax Area Disability Services Board Meeting Minutes

February 2017

May 2017

Fairfax Area Disability Services Board members and staff

Fairfax Area Disability Services Board Members and Staff (November 2015)

(L-R back row) Don Kissinger, Cookie Hymer Blitz, Tim Lavelle, Harriet Epstein, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova, Carl Varner, Tom Choman, and Jill Clark.
(L-R front row) Matt Barkley, Leann Alberts, Alexandra Dixon, 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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