Happy 2019, it is a New Year, I hope you all enjoyed your last few days of 2018. May this year be one that brings us all simplicity, joy, gratitude, health & laughter. Think about it, what more do we need? When things are simple, the stress is less, that leads to a calmer inner being which helps to keep us healthy and for that we have gratitude and can find joy! There you have it, my mantra for the year! It is my wish for all of you.
Visit our exhibit “Hidden in Plain Sight”: Can you spot the warning signs of drug abuse in this exhibit that looks like a real teenage bedroom? This is a must-see for parents, educators, and community members who work with youth.
Richmond Urban Dance is excited to present this new class for special needs dancers. Our Special Needs Hip Hop class for kids is a fun and supportive class designed to fit the needs of your child. It will allow them to engage in follow along hip hop dance and creative movement in a safe and loving environment. Each student will have one on one instruction and will be encouraged to express themselves through music and movement in a fun and creative way. No experience is required. Recommended for ages 6-16. Parents discretion on age. Dress attire is tennis shoes and comfortable clothing. A max of 10 kids will be accepted per class.This is an open class. Drop ins are welcome. Consistent attendance is encouraged. Preregistration required.Class times and locations:Monday’s 5:15-6pm at Dogtown Dance Theater, Studio 2. 109 W. 15th Street, Richmond.$5 drop in. We also have a scholarship program for anyone needing financial assistance.
“JumP In” and Join Us for our Annual
JPJF Year-End Community Toast!
Come out and join us for our annual JPJF Year-End Community Toast presented by Aetna Better Health of Virginia at Southern Kitchen Restaurant (1726 E. Main St., Richmond, VA 23223). The JP JumPers has FREE events for the special needs community throughout the year. We are able to do that because of sponsorships, donations and supporters like you. Our goal is to raise money as we raise our glasses for a Community Toast and re-cap the awesome ways the special needs community was impacted by the JPJF in 2018 to include:
FREE Project Lifesaver GPS Devices for those who wander.
FREE JPJF JumPology every quarter for those affected by special needs.
FREE JPJF #LIUB with the Men & Women in Blue Autism Walk & Festival.
FREE Summer “JumP Up” Cook-Out for families affected by special needs.
FREE Food served to our 1st Thursday friends monthly with Black RVA via Richmond Friends of the Homeless.
FREE JPJF Giving Tree opportunity for those individuals affected by special needs.
FREE Special Needs Worship & Gift Distribution Service for 252 JPJF Giving Tree Recipients.
FREE Year-End Community Toast.
As we continue to grow at a phenomenal rate, the cost for our FREE events continue to grow as well. We have no paid staff, and our JPJF board members are all volunteers. Therefore, the donations you make to the JPJF goes directly to the community.
We need YOUR SUPPORT to continue what we do for the special needs community. Come out to our community toast, raise your glasses and give a donation. We are asking 100 people to sign up to make a monthly donation of AT LEAST $10 to the JPJF so we can continue to positively impact this community. Again, every year the events get bigger and so does the cost, but we vow to keep events FREE to the community we serve. To choose to give a monthly donation click on PayPal link and check the box that reads “Make this a Monthly Donation”.
Your donations throughout the year help us tremendously. Currently we have a supporter who donates $50/month, we have a supporter who donates $25/bi-monthly and we have four supporters who recently committed to donate $10/month. We need 94 more people to “JumP In” with a monthly commitment, so we can reach our goal. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization and your donations are tax-deductible.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 7:30pm at Southern Kitchen Restaurant (1726 E. Main St., Richmond VA 23223) for our JPJF Community Toast we raise our glasses and celebrate another GREAT year of service to the special needs community.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
6:00 – 9:30 PM @ The Torque Club
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Avenue – Gate 4
For years we have listened to many families express the NEED for a day program for their loved one who has graduated high school. We have heard you and are VERY excited to offer the first day program for Jacob’s Chance! Our newest program addition is called The Arts with Jacob’s Chance. You must be 18 to 30 years old and/or graduated high school.
NEW YEAR, NEW WEBINAR!
Functions of Behavior | Monday, January 14th @ 12PM
This webinar we will discuss the four functions of behavior, how to recognize functions, and how to respond according to function.
REGISTER HERE: http://ow.ly/r0yc30mW0s6
The ASCV is excited to announce that Hallie Hovey-Murray will be joining us as the speaker for our January workshop on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7pm at RiverRoad United Methodist Church, 8800 River Road in Richmond.
Hallie is a disability advocate, speaker and author of the self-published book “Overcoming Expectations” about her experiences as a young woman on the Autism Spectrum. She is currently a third-law student at William and Mary School of Law and president of the One in 68 Foundation, a Richmond based 501(c)(3) which works to help provide college preparatory resources for high school students on the autism spectrum.
At January’s workshop, Hallie will be sharing her personal story and highlighting parenting strategies that helped her succeed, techniques that were unsuccessful, and ways to best support individuals with autism at different stages of development with an emphasis on promoting independence. We hope you can join us for January’s workshop. We are confident Hallie’s presentation will leave you feeling inspired and energized as we kick-off the new year!
Registration is requested: https://jan2019wkshop.eventbrite.com