Contacts for Special Needs

Special Needs Director
Jessica Tischler, M.Ed, CTRS

Special Needs Program Coordinator
Arlene Lechner, M.Ed

Resource Specialist
Melissa Hochberg, M.Ed

Upcoming Events

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BASE is the
place to be!

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Join us when school is out for teacher work days, holidays, and during inclement weather when area schools are delayed or closed!

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Summer Camps

Educational Workshops

Contact:, or (703) 537-3031

Please join us for a series of educational workshops designed for individuals, families, case managers and community members who want to learn about various topics relating to individuals with special needs.

All Things IEP's Workshop

Thursday, January 15



Safety & Community Inclusion

Thursday, March 19


Breaking Down Myths

Thursday, May 14th



Transitions Updates

Thursday, September 17th   



To RSVP, please contact Carey Alford at, (703) 865-6502.

Co-Presented by the JCCNV and The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team