Pediatric Partners of Virginia (PPV) welcomes Dr. Madge Zacharias to their Pediatric Partnership Division in Glen Allen, VA. Dr. Zacharias completed her medical training and Residency at VCU, and began her medical career as a Board Certified Pediatrician in 1987 in RVA. To schedule an appointment, call 804-377-8981.
Chesterfield Town Center- Adventure to Santa, a DreamWorks DreamPlace, magically combines the time-honored tradition of meeting Santa Claus with technological wizardry to deliver a very special and immersive holiday experience. This season, the all-new attraction lets you and your family join Po and friends for interactive games and an immersive, cinematic journey that transports guests to the North Pole for your private meeting with Santa. Join us in the food court on November 3rd as we light the tree with the magic of the holiday spirit. Special appearance by the big man himself, Santa!
If you’re an early morning or evening runner, walker, or cyclist, please be extra careful at this time of year (especially with the time change this weekend) when it’s dark during your workout. Wear light colors and reflective fabric.
For the past decade, ARC, an organization serving persons with disabilities, has assembled the Anthem Richmond Marathon runners’ packets for Sports Backers. This year’s total is 16,000.
“We are excited to work with ARC again this year to assemble the race packets for the Anthem Richmond Marathon. Participants always look forward to getting their packets and ARC does an outstanding job,” said Megan Schultz, Anthem Richmond Marathon race director for Sports Backers. “This is a fantastic community event, and we’re proud to work with a great community partner like ARC.”
The effort begins on November 1, with ARC program participants assembling sponsor and other promotional materials, as well as valuable race information, for the packets distributed in advance of the race on November 12, 2016.
“We are all winners in this effort,“ said Mike Foley, assistant vice president of business development at ARC. “The partnership of the Greater Richmond ARC and Sports Backers shows how working together can help everyone reach the finish line.’’
We’ll Be “All Fired Up” at November 12 Sibshop!
The ASCV hosts bi-monthly Sibshops as an opportunity for brothers and sisters of children with any developmental disabilities to obtain peer support and education in a fun recreational environment. In November, All Fired Up will join us; participants will build and paint a wet clay piece and also paint a 4″ tile!
Our Sibshops are open to any sibling, ages 7-12, of a child with a special need. We meet every other month from 10am to noon. Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, for others a not-so-good thing, and for many somewhere in between. The Sibshop model intersperses information and discussion activities with recreation and games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing). Registration closes on November 7. Learn more and register here: http://ascv.org/meetings-events/sibshops/.
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It will be a great family event, free and full of things to do.
Are you familiar with the options and opportunities for your child with autism as they exit public education? It’s never too early to begin learning and planning for life after high school!
Parents spend an enormous amount of time learning how to navigate the special education system so that their children can access the free and appropriate education to which they are entitled. Unfortunately, we find that families often wait until their child exits school to learn about the systems and agencies that may offer support to their child as an adult.
Transition to Adulthood with ASD: What Parents and Guardians Need to Know, developed by the VA Autism Council, is designed to provide an overview of important factors and topics to consider as individuals with ASD enter the adult world. Focus is placed on parents/guardians understanding eligibility vs. entitlement in the adult service system, planning to protect benefits, agencies and organizations that provide supports to adults with ASD, and the variety of options to consider in planning. Topics include:
age of majority
disability benefits and planning
post-secondary readiness, education, and training
housing and residential supports
life in the community
This FREE six-hour workshop takes place over 3 nights (Nov. 1, 8, 15), 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. each night; participants must attend all 3 sessions. Preregistration is required; details and registration may be found here: https://transition-to-adulthoood-asd.eventbrite.com
Join us Friday evening, October 7 at 7pm for this free workshop on how assistive technology can address the needs of individuals with ASD across the spectrum and across the lifespan!
NEXT STEPS BEHAVIORAL CENTER will be offering social skills groups starting 10/19 @ 4pm and 5pm. Thiswill be a 5 week group that meets weekly on Wednesday or Thursday depending on the age and functioning level.