Media Mentions


Potomac Almanac
Parents of special needs children will have a forum to learn about educational opportunities available to them in the Washington, D.C. area next month….

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Arlington Gazette
While this school year might still feel new, some parents are already thinking next fall. Or if they’re not, they should be…

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Connection Newspaper
“Twenty years ago, not only did we not have acknowledgement of learning differences and learning challenges, we did not have support,”….

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Alexandria Gazette Parket
“I want to find a school where my daughter’s educational needs will be met, but also where her social and emotional needs will be met.”…

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Burke Connection
“The Exceptional Schools Fair is a moment for families to see and learn that they have options; that they are not, in fact, isolated….

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Chantilly Connection
“We have families coming from all over. They are looking for a place where their children feel safe.”….

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Centre View
“More than 30 schools from the mid-Atlantic re-gion sent representatives to show what their schools have to offer and answer questions from parents.”…

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Fairfax Connection
The event is considered a clearinghouse for the region, a place where parents of children think and learn differently (re-gardless of their disability)….

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Great Falls Connection
EVENT ORGANIZERS described the fair as an empowering day for parents who may feel isolated by their child’s diagnosis…

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Herndon Connection
“Whether [the need] is academic or so-cial, it’s so incredibly important that you work with professionals who understand your child….

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Lorton Connection
The fair is a forum for parents to explore educational options for their children.

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McLean Connection
The fair was founded by Bekah Atkinson, director of admissions at the Sienna School, to provide a re-source for parents

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Mount Vernon Gazette
Tara Nappi and Josh Gwilliam of Commonwealth Academy in Alexandria, share information with parents at The Exceptional Schools Fair…

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Reston Connection
Atkinson is clear, however, that it is not a forum for diagnosis or advice,

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Springfield Connection
“They are looking for a place where their children feel safe.”

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