HCPS Parent Resource Center

HCPS Parent Resource Center


Mission Statement:
The Hopewell City Schools Parent Resource Center promotes a cooperative partnership between parents, educators, and the community to help parents become active participants in the development of their child’s educational program.


What can the PRC do for me?
1. The HCPS PRC will educate parents about the special education
process including laws and regulations.
o Workshops 
o Direct Consultations
o Provide agency and service provider contacts
2. The HCPS PRC will provide direct support to parents, educators, and the community.
o Listening and problem solving
o Promoting a cooperative partnership for student success
o Provide educational materials
3. The HCPS PRC will serve as a source of information for parents, educators and the community.
o PRC Website
o PRC Newsletter
o PRC Annual Family Resource Gala
Woodlawn Learning Center
1100 Dinwiddie Avenue
Hopewell, VA 23860
Phone: 804-541-6414
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Days and Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM or by appointment
Linda Ciancio-Brown, PRC Coordinator, lcbrown@hopewell.k12.va.us
Antonia Thompson, PRC Special Educator, agreene@hopewell.k12.va.us
Save the Date
January 15, 2020-  Money Management Workshop, hosted by HCPS Parent Resource Center Coordinator / Linda Ciancio-Brown and Family Engagement Specialist / Michelle Ford at Woodlawn Learning Center, 11 am -12 noon.  Please call 804- 541- 6414 for more information and to register by January 8, 2020.
March 21, 2020- Annual Family Resource GALA, 8:45 am - 12:30 pm at HHS.  The GALA is held in conjunction with Fine Arts Festival.  




We hope you'll find the information and resources provided useful for your child, regardless of the disability label, on their journey from high school to adult life.


Governor Northam Signs Autism Insurance Bills Into Law!

 Check out some of the media coverage of the event here:



The Parent Education Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)

For more details or direct assistance to a family needing special education information, please call us at 1-800-869-6782 or visit http://www.peatc.org



Beginning October 6th, PEATC will once again offer Transition University -  a FREE 5-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. The goal is to share factual information on transition services and to help make the transition from school services to the adult services world less confusing.


October - Disability History and Awareness Month (DHAM)

Please stand by for more information, resources & activities.


Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Meeting 

Next meeting January 22, 2020 at 4 pm.

HCPS School Board Office

103 N. 12th Avenue

Hopewell, VA  23860

(804) 541-6400


VCU ACE-IT in College Program

Inclusive College Experience for students with Intellectual Disabilities

For more information visit: https://aceitincollege.org

October: Disability History and Awareness Month (DHAM)               
To celebrate Disability History and Awareness Month (DHAM), the Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, supports the Inclusion Project, a youth-led initiative to increase disability awareness in schools. More information about the Inclusion Project can be found here.