Whether on a train, plane or automobile, there are things we can try to do to make travel a little better. Even if it is a car ride that is only a few hours, with some planning, the experience may be more positive for everyone involved. Travel can be a challenge anyway, adding our special needs children to this, is an additional layer.
Happy March! This is always a month that seems to take its time coming and going. Not many school holidays, a weather and time change and the tease of Spring. Although, February surely was a month of anything goes. I kind of felt like February was just like my life- everyday, I wake up and just have no idea what to expect! This picture is from a Saturday morning family workout at Burn Boot Camp, it was a lot of fun!
Join ChildSavers’ Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator, John Richardson-Lauve, for a workshop on trauma and resilience. Learn about the groundbreaking Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) and the power resilience plays in overcoming traumatic experiences.
Not everyone can be a foster parent, but everyone can help children in foster care.
Here are just a few ways you can help local children in care:
JP JumPers Foundation founder , Pam Mines, is humbled and honored to have been chosen as a 2018 Richmond History Maker in the “Encouraging Regional Collaboration” category. Her initiation of “JP’s Law”, inclusion in the Special Needs Community and overall advocacy is what makes her a 2018 Richmond History Maker. The Valentine posts the following:
Give your children a serious case of the giggles when you introduce them to a zany zebra, shy sheep, jolly giraffe and modest moose! Dress up, feed, play and care for these cute animals and discover dozens of emotions in this endless play funhouse. Pretend play with over 110 objects, foods, toys and musical instruments and find out how to please your lovable pets.
With Spring Break coming up, many kids will miss the routine of school every day. It also may be helpful for them to have some time that they are learning while home in order to keep some of that routine happening.
We all know the importance of taking care of ourselves and finding time to be with our partner. It is not easy to arrange, or even find a sitter, add the fatigue we experience to this, and the couch looks better and better! But, we need to find the time and get some creativity to keep the spark alive. We need to forget that the mess and that some chaos may be there when we get home and enjoy one another for a little while and get out!
Written from the perspective of Maggie’s older brother Noah,”We’re Not So Different After All”, is a playful story of acceptance and understanding featuring Maggie Hope, a little girl with special needs. This book helps raise awareness in a colorful and playful manner with a teaching tool to help parents start important conversations with their children.
“Once you have learned to love, you will have learned to live.” – unknown
Add Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 4pm to your calendar! Our 6th annual LIVE ART concert, featuring over 200 students of all abilities, as well as international and national recording artists, is a not-to-be-missed Richmond event! We will announce our guest artist lineup on Monday, March 5 and tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, April 2. See the show in style – VIP tickets are on sale now (very limited tickets remaining!).