Apply to win an iPad Air from AUTISM SPEAKS


Autism Speaks is thrilled to announce that this year, 685 iPad Airs will be awarded to financially disadvantaged people with autism. The application is now open!

Eligible applicants are individuals who:

  • Have been diagnosed with autism by a licensed professional
  • Reside in the United States
  • Have limited income and cannot afford to purchase an iPad

The timeline is below:

  • November 7: Online application opens at 6:00 a.m. EST
  • November 11: Application closes at 11:59 p.m. EST
  • November 15 – December 9: Review committee selects recipients
  • December 15: Recipients announced and iPads sent out!

Applications must be submitted by the person with autism, an immediate family member of the person with autism, or a licensed social worker or therapist. The Technology Grant Review Committee will review applications and select the iPad award recipients. All applicants selected to receive an iPad Air will be contacted by December 15. If selected, the iPad will be shipped via UPS directly to the address provided with the application. Others will receive an email informing them of their status.

Click here to apply!

You must create a login and further instructions will be provided.

Questions? Contact us at Please note that emails will take up to 12 hours to receive a response, but every email will be answered! Also, we cannot accept applications from outside the United States.

Autism Speaks

*This year’s iPad program was generously funded by the proceeds from GameStop’s April in-store donation campaign.*


Pathways to the Future 2016

Pathways to the Future 2016 is an informational fair on various topics related to transitioning from high school to adult life for persons with disabilities.  Pathways 2016 will give you an opportunity for families and professionals in the Fredericksburg region to learn about services and community resources available to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Sat, November 12, 2016, 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM EST at Chancellor High School, 6300 Harrison Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407


Register Here  Register online before November 11, 2016


Services for Students Identified as Hearing or Visually Impaired

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) provides information on services for students with hearing and vision impairments at its Web site. See the attachment from the Superintendent’s memo at the following link to access the valuable information and resources. A packet of this information can also be made available in an accessible format for parents who do not have internet access.

Special Education-Specific Disabilities-Sensory Disabilities



Child Find

Each division must conduct a public awareness campaign (also known as a child find program) to inform the community about special education programs and services. View School Board Policy IGBA, Programs for Students with Disabilities.

Special Education Personnel Continue to Succeed

SPED O Y nominees

The Special Education (SPED) faculty and staff work hard to provide the students with quality education and support services.  Several of them were recognized this year for the impact that they have made.

Susan Gayle- Central Office Support Person of the Year

Josh Hanes- Novice Teacher of the Year, Madison Elementary

Frank Shumaker- Novice Teacher of the Year, Caroline High School