Family Resources

Support Agencies

These sites are provided as an information service. The inclusion of an organization does not constitute an endorsement of that organization, nor does omission represent disapproval.


Parent Resource Center

For Families and Students who have experienced a Traumatic/Stressful Event

For Families with Special Needs Students


Parent-Focused Information

  • Autism Speaks Focused support organization. Lots of resources.
  • Campus Security Searchable database of statistics for campuses and surrounding area. Be sure to read the introductory page for full understanding.
  • For Families with Special Needs Sites for families of children with disabilities and special needs.
  • How Nurses Can Support Children with Autism During Medical Visits
  • "IES National Center for Educational Statistics"  Provided by the U.S. Department of Education, and the Institute of Educational Sciences, this site connects to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Build a list of schools, pinpoint school locations, research data and annual reports.
  • Mapping Your Future   Spanish is available by clicking "En Español"
  • NACAC National Association for College Admissions Counseling - This site is focused on the professional, but there is also a lot of excellent information for parents.
  • NDSS  National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook Great search site for career research.
  • O-net online Interactive search for occupations and skills matching.
  • Parents Magazine Online version of the well-known magazine. Includes news and information about pregnancy, ages and stages, health, family finances, and travel. Readers can search for articles by topic.
  • PTA, National  Resource section includes articles (some in Spanish) on school success; family communication; health and safety; drugs and alcohol; and family fun. PTAs may reproduce articles; other organizations must request permission. Site also includes education news and legislative updates.
  • SCHEV  The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia -
  • This site covers basics and Virginia schools thoroughly. Click on Parents.& Parents of High School Students.
  • Today's Parent Includes full text of articles from a Canadian magazine on behavior, health, nutrition, and family life.
  • USNews                       Education news and trends as well as college information.
  • Virginia Career View     Compiled by Virginia Tech, this site can help develop skills, examine careers, and find good resources as well as activities.

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