Jacob’s Chance Buddyball is gearing up for its Football and Tennis seasons starting in October. For more information and to get registered: http://rivercitybuddyball.siplay.com/site/
Hosted by Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS and Presented by: Amy Reamer, LMFT, RPT, CTA, CTP of Heart and Mind Therapy Services
This LIVE WEBINAR is a two hour play therapy workshop and an opportunity to learn interventions for self-regulation developed by Amy Reamer. Amy uses the concept of certain animals in conjunction with neuroscience as a part of play therapy with young children, teens, adults and even with couples and parents as a very useful tool. Amy published a book called “Toby the Tiger Tamer” so that other professionals and parents would have a tool to use with their clients and children. School counselors, occupational therapists, foster care social workers and others have found it helpful in explaining the brain to children. Based on her book, this workshop provides training on how to use these play therapy interventions that are are non-judgmental, non-shaming, and empowering. They provide a tool for effective communication. Trauma takes a toll on self confidence and an overactive Tiger continues that cycle.
Hosted by Bon Secours Westchester Emergency Center and Bon Secours Richmond Health System
Free flu shots for your entire family! Join us at the Westchester Emergency Center for free flu shots, giveaways, treats, and more! Mammograms and other screenings (both paid) are also available at this event. Date: Saturday, September 30 at 9 AM – 1 PM Location: Bon Secours Westchester Emergency Center, 601 Watkins Centre Pkwy, Midlothian, Virginia 23114
Swim Team is an award-winning feature documentary about a New Jersey YMCA-based, community swim team made up of kids on the autism spectrum. The film follows three of the team’s star athletes, boys on the cusp of adulthood. With their families, they navigate the transition to adulthood while also searching for a sense of belonging.
According to Rachel Reynolds with Commonwealth Autism, “One in 68 people have been diagnosed with Autism. In Virginia, that is more than 90,000 individuals.”
Join the Autism Society of Central Virginia on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm for a FREE workshop on Understanding and Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Jacob’s Chance has some great events coming up in September, so mark your calendars!
On Thursday, September 21st from 5-8pm, 15% of beer sales at The Veil Brewing Co. will be donated to Jacob’s Chance. Come get a little boozy for a good cause…. it’s not often you can use that as an excuse, so take advantage while you can, we sure plan to! No RSVP required.
The Compassionate Friends RVA will hold its annual Walk to Remember on Saturday, September 16 from 9am – 2pm. This event is to honor the love we have for our children, siblings and grandchildren who left us too soon. The RVA chapter joins other chapters across the US in celebrating the lives of the family members we loved so much in life and miss so much in death.
Bon Secours is hosting three charity events this fall.
September 16, 2017 is the Seventh Annual MRMC Nursing 5K Challenge and Kids’ Fun Run at Pole Green Park. The purpose of the event: to show your appreciation and gratitude for the nurses at Memorial Regional Medical Center (MRMC). This event is a great way to build team spirit and improve your overall health, while helping to raise funds to further nursing education at Hanover County’s only hospital, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center. Click here for more information: https://www.bsvaf.org/mrmc5k/sponsor
Join us, on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm for a FREE workshop on the ABCs of Behavior. Registration is requested.
Most individuals with autism will display challenging behaviors at some point in their lives. Sometimes these behaviors are quite difficult to understand and address. When supporting people with autism and challenging behavior, it’s critical to understand the “ABCs” of behavior. Just as the ABCs of the alphabet are the beginning of learning to read and write, learning the ABCs (Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence) of behavior is the starting point of assessing and addressing challenging behavior and teaching new, desirable behavior. This training will explain these concepts and provide data collection tips and practical examples.
On August 13, 2017, River City Inclusive Gymnastics hosted DSAGR’s Adventurers social group. The afternoon was full of excitement as athletes of various skills and abilities tested their coordination, balance, and strength. The Adventurers group was comprised of about 7 children ages 6-12 . After a quick warm-up that included bear crawling, bunny hopping and hurdle jumping the group began working on basic gymnastic skills. These skills included balance, coordination, and strength training and were presented to each Adventurer as activities on part of an obstacle course. Jumping on the trampoline seemed to be a favorite activity as smiles could be seen from across the gym. Some of the other obstacles that the group conquered were walking on a balance beam, swinging on a rope, swinging on rings and climbing a rock wall. The Adventures ended their time at the gym with an action-packed game of baseball. The River City coaches were easily defeated by the awesome hitting of the Adventurers. After the baseball game, the afternoon ended with high fives, smiles and much needed water break.