Families with children who have special needs will get the chance to connect with resources and other families experiencing similar issues at a fair slated for Saturday, Sept. 10.
The Virginia Department of Education is partnering with the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center and the Center for Family Involvement to hold the fair for exceptional families.
"We’re going to have a lot of vendors here," said Tracy Lee with the Department of Education. "We’re going to have the Autism Society of Central Virginia. We’re going to have people from the Down Syndrome Association, so there are a lot of people here that can provide parents with the information that they need to help them navigate through the system."
It's a fair strategically designed to pull resources for families with special needs children and put them all in one place.
The idea, making it easier for families to find out where help is, get in touch with resources, and navigate the system.
"Different families are going to be requiring different information," said Lee. "We think we are going to have enough vendors here to answer any specific questions and any specific family needs."
The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Children's Museum of Richmond.
"We have a lot of people in the same place at the same time," said Lee. "So, any questions that you have, any information that you need, this would be a great opportunity for you to find the people that you need to speak with and you know we're all going to be here for you that day."
Each participating family will get free museum passes for the day.
The fair is currently fully booked, but you can click here for more information or call (800) 869-6782.
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