Disability Rights and Resources

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

703-324-7948
TTY 711

Disability Rights and Resources, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, VA 22035

Trina Mayhan-Webb,
Director

Fairfax Area Disability Services Board

The Fairfax Area Disability Services Board (FA-DSB) is made up of 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.

Disabilities Services Board group photo

The FA-DSB 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.

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.

  • Due to COVID-19, meetings will not be held in person at this time. Check the meetings section for upcoming virtual meetings. Meetings are generally held the second Monday of the month from 7-9 p.m. When they take place in person, they're usually at the Fairfax County Government Center in conference rooms 9/10.

  • 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. 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. Contact us about joining a committee by calling 703-324-5874 or sending an email.

Meet the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board Members

Deborah Hammer, Chair (Mount Vernon)
Judith Turcott, Secretary (City of Fairfax)
Brandis Ruise (Hunter Mill)
Deborah Cohen (Braddock)
Mary Pauline Jones (Springfield)
Andrew Magill (At-large)
Diane Monnig (Providence)
Courtney Cezair Mayersy (Dranesville)
Melandee Jones (At-large)
Sarah Graham Taylor (Lee)
Vacancy (City of Falls Church)
Vacancy (Mason)
Vacancy (Sully)
Vacancy (At-large)
Vacancy (At-large)

Meetings

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month, America's Recovery Powered by Inclusion, graphic map of United States with different people representedThis year’s theme, America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion, reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about Disability Employment Awareness Month and check out the proclamation.

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