Providing A Free And Appropriate Public Education

The Special Education Department supports Prince William County Public Schools as they provide an equal educational opportunity for all students.

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Save the Date! for "DIP"

Differentiated Instructional Practices

Differentiated Instruction for Staff in PWCS

Date: June 20 - 22, 2022

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Special Education Department will be hosting speakers and sessions to address the needs of all learners and specifically those in special education. Explicit strategies and programs will be highlighted and will include reading, math, and behavior. School teams are invited to attend!

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Parents As Partners in Special Education

Registrations are now OPEN!


January 4th is World Braille Day!

What is World Braille Day all about?
World Braille Day is celebrated every year on January 4th because it is Louis Braille’s birthday, the inventor of braille! Louis was born in 1809 in France. He became blind after a childhood accident, and he quickly mastered his new way of living. When he was just 15 years old, he created the system we know today as braille, based on a system of writing developed by Charles Barbier. Over the years braille was tweaked to make it easier to read, and now it’s used the world over!

Celebrate Braille Literacy
World Braille Day is a reminder of the importance of accessibility and independence for those who are blind or visually-impaired. The reality is that many everyday establishments — restaurants, banks, hospitals — aren’t equipped with braille menus, statements or bills. That means people with blindness or a vision impairment aren’t given the freedom to choose their own dinner … or to keep their finances private.

World Braille Day spreads awareness about braille and other accessible forms of communication. Everyone deserves (and is legally entitled to) the same accommodations and service, regardless of ability. On World Braille Day, let’s remember that and do our part to make our workplaces more accessible for everyone.

Braille literacy is also an important factor in equal opportunities for people with blindness. You can learn more about how literacy inequality affects those with a visual disability in our blog, Inequality in Literacy for People with Visual Disabilities.

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International Dyslexia Association Free Membership For Teachers

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) introduced a brand new, free membership specifically for classroom and pre-service teachers. This provides access to structured literacy instruction for teachers in every classroom. This starter membership will provide a year of resources at no cost.

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