Special Education

Oakton High School Special Education Department

Special Education Department Chair

Department Chair for CAT B Special Education

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to providing special education students with opportunities along with a continuum of services that offers access to and participation in the activities of the school and community environments as appropriate to the age and educational needs of the student.

Fairfax County Public Schools upholds the principles of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as they support the rights of students with disabilities to have decisions regarding their individual instructional program made through the collaboration of parents who know their child best and professional educators who have knowledge of instructional practices and experience in guiding students with disabilities to become productive citizens.

Across the continuum of special education services, Fairfax County Public Schools serves students with one or more of the following identified disabilities:


Specific Learning Disability

Developmental Delays

Speech and Language

Emotional Disability

Health Impairment

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Severe and Profound Disability

Intellectual Disability

Traumatic Brain Injury

Orthopedic Impairment

Visual Impairment

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Special Education Staff