The Autism Society Central VA (ASCV) provided information and resources via phone calls, emails, and in person for over 2200 inquiries in 2016. Questions and issues ranged across the lifespan, from assessment/diagnosis to adult services, and across the spectrum. However, time and time again one single topic rose to the service – Individualized Education Programs/Plans (IEPs). For that reason, we are repeating the IEP Boot Camp in lieu of a typical Annual Conference in 2017.
Richmond OB-GYN, an obstetrics and gynecology provider of Bon Secours Richmond Health System, will open a new office at Bon Secours Heart and Vascular Institute building in Henrico County. The building, which serves as an extension of Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, is located in Reynolds Crossing at Forest and Glenside Avenues. The practice will be open and operational for patients on March 20.
We are pleased to share that for 17 years, The Ladybug Fund has provided children with disabilities the best possible start in life by providing much needed funding for Greater Richmond ARC’s programs.
The annual Ladybug Fund Winetasting & Silent Auction has raised over $1M to provide things like therapy session scholarships, specialized and adaptive equipment like wheelchairs, eyeglasses and hearing aids, iPads for communicating while in their programs, interpreters for non-English speaking children and families, and seed funding for innovative programs while more sustainable funds are raised. These important dollars create life-fulfilling opportunities for kids with disabilities!
Ladybug Fund Winetasting & Silent Auction March 25, 2017 | 6:00 – 9:30pm |The Torque Club – Richmond Raceway Complex
“Restaurant Row” – delicious food provided by Richmond restaurants
Wine pairings by Thom Horsey, a 30+ year veteran of the wine industry
“The Cellar Auction” stocked with your favorite wine selections of the evening
A spectacular silent auction offering vintage wines, elegant jewelry, exciting trips and more
Tickets: $80 in advance – visit www.richmondarc.org
More about THE LADYBUG FUND
Founded in 2001 by parents of a child with special needs, The Ladybug Fund benefits children served through ARC programs, including Infant and Child Development Services, Summer Camp and Respite Services, and After School Care. Liam’s story is just one of many.
More about Greater Richmond ARC
Founded in 1954 by families, for families, The Greater Richmond ARC is a leading provider of services in the greater Richmond area for individuals with disabilities.
Across the life span – from infants to seniors
Across all levels of disability – from mild to profound
Across the community – families receive the best help wherever they live in the metro and Tri-Cities areas, without geographic limits
Time to gear up for the Autism Society Central Virginia 15th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Autism!!!
We are excited to be celebrating a milestone anniversary this year – the 15th Annual ASCV 5K Run/Walk for Autism will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017!
“What a wonderful event! I can’t wait to do it again next year.”
“Everyone was laughing and having a great time.”
“The lady I was paired with wasn’t really into dancing, but there were so many other activities for her to enjoy! She especially loved the photo booth, caricature station, and watching karaoke.”
“I heard one participant say that it was the best night of his life!”
“I had a great time making new friends.”
“I heard so many of the ladies talking about how much they loved getting dressed up and having their hair done.”
MHP is pleased to announce an upcoming Parent Workshop in collaboration with Hope Church and Jacob’s Chance. The first offering will take place on March 21, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm at Hope Church and will feature a talk on Planning Ahead: Preparing your Child for Transition Age. Registration is free and child care is available, but please register if you plan to attend. More details can be found at:
MHP hopes you can join us for our First Annual Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser in collaboration with Jacob’s Chance! Food Trucks, Beverages, Live Music, Activities for the Kids, Cornhole and More….. Spots to play in the tournament are limited, so please don’t delay. Spectators are welcome! More information and registration can be found at http://2016cornholetourney.eventbrite.com
The Positive Vibe Café, an element of the Positive Vibe Foundation, is a non-profit organization dedicated to training and employing people with disabilities in food services. It is an evolving model for training and employing people with disabilities in order that they enjoy the satisfactions of being gainfully employed and fully contributing members of our community. This focus will allow their confidence to self-actualize through the development of their diverse talents.
Since 2004, Positive Vibe Café has trained over 1,100 students, all with scholarships. The training program aims to prepare students for the work world and includes basic food service skills. It is hands-on, builds self-confidence and readies students for real-world employment. Graduates of the training program also acquire skills in cleaning and sanitizing, proper use of kitchen utensils, food safety, commercial dish washing, communication in a work place, interviewing, and job seeking. This four-week program culminates with a graduation ceremony. Each graduate is prepared for job seeking, interviewing and working in the food service industry.
What are you doing Saturday night? Get your tickets NOW to join us for the brightest fundraiser of the year! Stay positive & let’s party Cameron style! Tickets include your party suit to decorate, food, drinks, live auction & an inspiring evening! Money raised supports our free mental health programming for teens.
The Miracle League of Richmond Virginia Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary!
The real story is the success of our program. Miracle League National built the first field in 2000 and presently there are 275 Miracle League Organizations across the country including Puerto Rico, Canada and our newest member in Australia. The Miracle League is proud to serve over 200,000 children and young adults with disabilities.
Please join us! Friendship Circle is excited to announce our 3rd annual Community Inclusion Event on Sunday, February 12 from 7-9pm! This year we are focusing on mental health and bullying in partnership with the Cameron Gallagher Foundation who focuses on teen depression and anxiety. We are honored to have Style Weekly Magazine’s youngest recipient of the Top 40 under 40 award Brandon Farbstein as our keynote speaker! Mental Health and bullying can affect anyone from kindergarten through adulthood and often go unnoticed or unaddressed. Join us as we raise awareness and provide skills to navigate these topics to help create a more inclusive community. FREE for the entire community with dessert reception! Educators, parents, community leaders, teens and organizations encouraged to attend! These topics affect everyone from kindergarteners through adulthood and go unnoticed or unaddressed. Join us as we raise awareness and provide skills to navigate these topics for a more inclusive community.