• NPS Special Education Parent Resource Center

    The Rosemont Center

    1330 Branch Road

    Norfolk, VA  23513

    Room 316

    Please use the back entrance near the Annex.

    Business Hours (Beginning March 2020)

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday

    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    The NPS Parent Resource Center hours and support are available by appointment. If someone is not available to discuss your concern, then you may leave a note in the PRC mailbox or leave a phone or email message.

    Norfolk’s schools educate approximately 33,000 students every day, from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and post-graduate programs for eligible students.

    Norfolk Public Schools is on a mission to ensure that all students will be able to develop their individual potential, maximize skills for lifelong learning, and successfully contribute to a global society.

    We believe Norfolk Public Schools is the cornerstone of a proudly diverse community. All personnel will intentionally facilitate an environment that supports exemplary teaching and learning opportunities in every school, in every classroom, every day, for every student – no exception.

    What does the Parent Resource Center Do?

    WE serve Norfolk families whose children, are or may be enrolled in Norfolk Public Schools.

    WE maximize support via community referrals, a library of educational resources, and a visual supports lab for developing visual and communication tools for students.

    WE assist in navigating educational processes and procedures and accessing community services.

    WE relay up-to-date information and training through meet-ups, workshops and training sessions for students, parents, educators, and the community.

    WE teach student and parent advocacy strategies for effective communication and collaboration and to promote a positive working relationship with parents, educators, and the community.

    WE believe in every child, every day, whatever it takes – no exception!

    Utilize the Lending Library or Visual Supports Lab!

    The lending library provides information on workshops and training sessions available to parents through the Parent Resource Center and other community agencies.

    The library offers parents and professionals a valuable collection of resources including books, DVDs, and brochures in a variety of areas intended to support students with disabilities and other exceptionalities.  We also have a visual supports lab to help you create visual supports and communication tools to be used at home, school or in the community.

    The library includes materials to assist in becoming an informed member of the child study, IEP and eligibility teams in the school.

    The following is a sampling of subjects covered in our library materials:

    Advocacy

    Communication

    DisAbility Specific Information

    Early Intervention and Planning

    Individualized Education Program

    Inclusion

    Leisure and Recreation

    Parent / Professional Partnerships

    Parental Rights

    Parenting Strategies

    Post-secondary Opportunities

    Preschool Information

    Special Education Process and Services

    Transition Services

     

    The Parent Resource Center also offers evening parent workshops.  Let us know what topics you are interested in!

    E-mail: Parent Resource Center Technician for information about the center!

    (757) 852-4604 Ext. 3025