Contacts for Special Needs

Special Needs Director
Jessica Tischler, M.Ed, CTRS
(703) 537-3031

Special Needs Program Coordinator
Aryn Cahen, M.Ed

Resource Specialist
Melissa Hochberg, M.Ed

Upcoming Events

JCCNV: A Great Fit for Me!

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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 Therapy: Therapies & Therapeutic Opportunities

Thursday, March 6, 7pm–9pm
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Through speakers and/or a vendor fair, we will feature the different therapeutic opportunities out there such as recreation, occupational, speech, physical, music, art, drama, dance, animal assisted therapy, and more!

All Things Individual Education Program (IEP): IEP Plans, Procedures, and Processes

Thursday, May 15, 7pm–9pm

Want to learn more about the IEP phenomenon? Join us for a night of learning what to ask for in an IEP, getting parent and special education teacher perspectives, and listening or talking to advocates, transitions specialists, and other members of the IEP team.

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