SUPPORT GROUPS AND PARENT ORGANIZATIONS
The Parent Resource Center provides this list as a service and does not endorse any specific group.
CHADD (CHILDREN & ADULTS WITH ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER) OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
The Loudoun County parent support group will be meeting the 4TH SUNDAY of every month at 3:00 pm at the KinderCare Learning Center at Ashburn Village - 44051 Ashburn Village Plaza. For more information contact CHADD.NOVA.LOUDOUN@gmail.com.
FACES OF VIRGINIA FAMILIES-LOUDOUN ADOPTIVE/FOSTER FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
a local support network that addresses the challenging and changing needs of foster, adoptive and kinship families.
Contact Lisa mathey at 703-347-5049 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.facesofvirginia.org
LOUDOUN ALLERGY NETWORK
"A group of parents and members of the Loudoun community, committed to support, educate and bring food and other anaphylacitc allergy awareness to the Loudoun County community as well as advocate for families living with this hidden disability. Monthly meetings are announce via a private, members-only forum and email newsletter. Please see our website for membership application. Membership is free."
Loudoun Allergy Network
Disclaimer: Loudoun Allergy Network (LAN) is not a professional or medical organization. It is a group of parents sharing information and supporting each other. Information distributed from LAN does not constitute medical or legal advice. Always discuss individual health questions and medical issues with a qualified physician.
Contact-Pam Escobar at 703-430-3519
second Tuesday at 7:30, except July and Aug
Meeting in the Cascades Market Place area of Sterling
Call or email for further information
AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA NORTHERN VIRGINIA CHAPTER
AUTISM Monthly discussion group in Loudoun
A program of the Arc of Loudoun for parents of autistic children
parent run website with message board
AUTISM NETWORK FOR DIETARY INTERVENTIONS
Established by parents
PARENTS OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN (POAC)
Mission to improve lives of children by providing scientifically-based training to parents and professionals
PARENTS OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN NORTHERN VIRGINIA (POAC-NoVA)
LOUDOUN MOOD AND ANXIEY DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP such as (but not limited to) Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP
First Saturday at Fairfax Hospital
BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP: REBUILD FAMILIES
PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER
Telephone support-Sarah Singer-703-960-1100 ext. 231
AMERICAN CHILDHOOD CANCER ASS.
network of parent support groups.
CHROMOSOME DELETION OUTREACH
Trisomy 18, 13 and related disorders
CHROMOSOME 18 DELETION
Information, mutual support and self-help for families of children with any rare chromosome disorder
PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY
Melissa Curry 703-402-3324
CLEFT LIP AND CLEFT PALATE
NORTHERN VIRGINIA RESOURCE CENTER FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING PERSONS
703-352-9055 TTY 352-9056
DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
DECODING DYSLEXIA VIRGINIA
EPILEGSY FOUNDATION OF VIRGINIA NORTHERN VA REGION
PO Box 3843
Reston, VA 20195
Dana Douglas 703-391-1787
FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFASVA)
Jennifer Goudy, Executive Director
NOFAS-VA holds monthly support group meetings at the Reston Library on Bowman Towne Dr. All are welcome.
GRIEF AND HARDSHIP DUE TO DEATH AND ILLNESS
Mondays, February 25-March 18, 7-8 pm
This is a support group for adults and parents of young children and/or youth who are experiencing hardship,
grief, denial, anger, loneliness and guilt because of death or illness. Gather in a non-judgemental
environment to find hope and encouragement.
Led by Chris Soong, widower and father of two young children, and Molly Riedel Nurse Psychotherapist.
Contacts: Molly Riedel or Lisa Korhnak
Location: ARcola United Methodist Church, 24757 Evergreen Mill Rd., Dulles VA. 20166
INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA SOCIETY: WASHINGTON AREA BRANCH
LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF VIRGINIA (LDAV)
Loudoun Chapter of the National Capitol Disease Association -Support Group
Meetings held the last Sunday of the month from 3-5pm
Cornwall Medical Building -First Floor Community Meeting Room
224D Cornwall Street
Contact: Carol DuPuis 703-443-9375
Email: email@example.comMENTAL ILLNESS
THE CHILD AND ADOLESCENT BIPOLAR FOUNDATION (CABF)
parent Web-based organization
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL
self-help, support and advocacy
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: LOUDOUN CHAPTER
FRIENDS OF LOUDOUN COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH
ARC OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Cindy Daniels-703-532-3214 ext. 215
The Arc of Loudoun - Paxton Campus
Tammi Marcoullier- Pandas Support
PANDAS: When Strep causes OCD and other neuropsychological issues in children)
P.A.N.D.A.S. Network (Support Group)
NORTHERN VIRGINIA CUED SPEECH
NATIONAL STUTTERING ASSOCIATION
Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater Washington
Jennifer Heinz - 410-867-1151 office
Northern Virginia Support Group contact - Nancy Chaves at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meets bi-monthly at Fair Oaks Hospital. Visit website for updated group information.
LOUDOUN PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS (NAPVI)
CHILD'S HOPE FOR SIGHT: VIRGINIA CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
LOUDOUN ENDEPENDENCE CENTER
Monthly peer support group meetings for anyone whose life is touched by a disability, a family member, or caretaker.
COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (CEC)
EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER NETWORK (EFMP)
For military families with family member with special needs
Anna Keating (Ft. Belvoir contact) 703-805-2967
MCLEAN BIBLE CHURCH
Parent support groups, respite and other services
Jackie Fernald, Director of Access-703-770-2942
NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES (NICHCY)