TRACES provides an exploration of various leisure activities for individuals, ages 13 and older, with intellectual disabilities, autism, and/or other disabilities. The emphasis during camp is on physical and leisure skill development, and includes art, music, games, nature awareness, social interaction, life skills and community outings.
Mind – Body – Art Group for Teens ages 13-18
Next Start Date: July 10th, 2017
Emotional awareness & exploration is not always easy but through the power of art and mind-body practices participants will better understand, release, and regulate anxieties, fears, sadness, as well as joys & successes. Art therapy, yoga and other sensory experiences will be used to develop healthy coping skills, release anxiety, heal from past and present traumas, and connect with others in a meaningful and healthy way. Teens ages 13-18 are welcome to join.
Our Therapeutic Mentoring program offers one on one services for youth or adolescents that present with growth opportunity in areas of social functioning. Focus of services accentuates building life skills in areas of daily living, independent living, problem solving, conflict resolution, and social/interpersonal interaction.
Jacob’s Chance is a non profit organization that is dedicated to promoting wellness for youth and young adults with special needs through athletic programs, social experiences, exercise, education, volunteerism, and skills training. Our focus is to enrich the lives of children, teens and young adults with disabilities, along with their families, through shared activities, athletics, socialization and education while promoting acceptance, understanding, and inclusion through public awareness.
The goal of the project is to find competitive, integrated employment in the community for these young adults.
Their Services Provided Include:
Social Skills groups
Social skills groups are designed for children with ASD, ADHD, and social thinking deficits. We draw on published curricula (including but not limited to Social Thinking® by Michelle Garcia Winner and the team at www.socialthinking.com, The Zones of Regulation® by LeahKuypers, Social Stories™ by CarolGray) as well as using our own extensive and diverse experiences as teachers and therapists to create and facilitate activities that meet the individual needs of our clients.
So often, I write about what my day is like and share stories by moms who write in and we all relate.
Today, I thought, in honor of Father’s Day, I would highlight some of the secrets I see for the dads. Both strengths and vulnerabilities.
This month we are highlighting books for dads by dads with special needs children. I got book #3 for my husband a few years ago, and he loved it.
Tiny Sounds is an early childhood music class focused on play, music, dance, learning and bonding with family!
This is a FREE class!
Monday, June 26 at 3:30 PM
Three Chopt Presbyterian Church
9315 Three Chopt Rd, Richmond, Virginia 23229
A report by the National Research Council titled “Depression in Parents, Parenting, and Children” stated that untreated, unrecognized parental depression can lead to negative consequences for kids. In a given year an estimated 7.5 million adults with depression have a child under the age of 18 living with them. It is estimated that at least 15 million children live in households with parents who have major or severe depression. Dr. Beardslee who was on the committee that issued the report explained that problems in children can range from poor school performance to visits to emergency rooms and adolescent depression.