Know Your Child

  • Know your child's medical disability(ies).

  • If your child is receiving special education services, know the IDEA eligibility category under which they are receiving services.

  • Join and network with local disability-specific support groups.

  • Contact the Guidance Department at your child’s school to determine if there is any information about community disability resources available.


Know Your Legal Rights




Know the Process  

Special Education / Disability-Related


The special education arena, along with its processes and accompanying federal and state laws, is complex.  It can often be an overwhelming world for parents and families.  For these reasons, the federal government required each state to establish at least one Parent Training and Information Center (PTI).  


The Commonwealth of Virginia's PTI is the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC).  Their focus is children with disabilities.  They serve children and their families by promoting respectful, collaborative partnerships between parents, school divisions, professionals, and communities to increase the possibilities of success for children with disabilities.

In addition to PEATC resources, below are a few tips and more links to special education and disability sites that may be helpful.  It is not meant to be comprehensive; it is a starting point.  If you are unable to find what you are looking for here, feel free to contact the SEAC or Special Education Department (757-727-2400).

Additional Links

Special Education Alternatives

Contact Us


Hampton City Schools

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

c/o Special Education Department

One Franklin Street, 4th Floor

Hampton, VA 23669


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