Faison’s Family Partner Program is a residential option for adults with autism. They are matched with professional family partners in single-family homes. Often the professional family partner has a long-term relationship with the person to be supported. A Family Partner home is developed in full partnership with the natural family, the professional family partner, and Faison.
The Sensory-Friendly Movie Experience provides an accepting environment for families to enjoy a movie. The Lights Will Be Up The Sound Will Be Turned Down Presented By The Autism Society Of Central Virginia and The Byrd Theatre.
This month’s movie is Polar Express
This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home. What unfolds is an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Stars Tom Hanks, Leslie Zemeckis and Eddie Deezen
Commonsense Media Rating 6+
We want to enjoy you arrival
We want to spend more time with our family and friends & less running around
We want to take the time to smell and hear the sounds of the Holiday
We want to enjoy each day.
We are going to try to find gratitude in every day
Let’s remember, our days may not be perfect, but what is?
Let’s embrace our “KNOWDifferent” and keep our hearts full. Dear December, We are thankful for the magic of the season and all of the love of our family & friends.
Northstar Academy is a unique and highly successful non-profit school serving children in grades K-12. We promote educational excellence and career opportunities for students with disabilities who have academic, physical and social challenges.
At Northstar Academy, we value people over labels. We ensure an educational experience that is both traditional and unconventional, recognizing the unique needs of each student. While using innovative methods to unlock student talents, we recognize our students’ desires to participate in activities that will enrich their school experiences. We provide state-of-the-art technology in our classrooms in order to give our students every possibility for accessing the curriculum and expressing themselves. We provide vocational and educational support as our upper school students plan for their future, and we are here to support them in their life pursuits. We give our students a place to call their educational home.
Having places to go, performing meaningful volunteer work, and participating in enjoyable activities are important parts of a fulfilling lifestyle. The Faison Center’s Adult Day Services program is designed to enrich the lives of individuals with special needs. This strategic community focused program develops, arranges and coordinates learning opportunities like daily living skills, health and recreation programs, and volunteering. Individuals enrolled in the program will enjoy activities such as visits to parks, coffee shops, shopping centers, concerts and sporting events. The Adult Day Services program is open during regular daytime hours.
Some great ideas this holiday season for books that offer a great message.
Some Helpful Tips for a Better World and a Happier Life This book has some helpful tips for a better world and a happier life. like to begin each day making funny faces in the mirror.• Invent occasions for celebration (like International Bunny Appreciation Day.)• Help someone in need.• Lend Mother Nature a hand.• Be YOU.Simply told and vibrantly illustrated, this little book of tips is sure to get kids thinking about the world around them.
Want to see pygmy hippos, white lion cubs, and other cool animals? Greater Richmond ARC’s “A Day at the Zoo” field trip to the Metro Richmond Zoo for respite program participants is on November 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is waiver and private pay ($107.44) For more information, contact Greater Richmond ARC’s Brian Parson (804) 665-1228 or Meredith Clark at (804) 748-4789.
With the holidays almost here, so many of us wonder how we will make it all “OK”? Many of us get lost in worry and anxiety with our kids and we forget about appreciating and finding joy in the simple things.
A few ideas for books this Thanksgiving season:
The Night Before Thanksgiving, by Natasha Wing This one os a spin-off of Clement C. Moore’s Christmas poem. It is a catchy and simple rhyming book that shares a story of a family’s Thanksgiving.—from the exciting night, before to the peaceful morning at home, to the hectic holiday kitchen scene, to the warm and fuzzy dinner table