What is this event? The Department of Exceptional Education’s Autism Coordinators and Transition Services are joining forces to put on this wonderful event. The night includes a resource fair which allows local agencies to connect with and empower students and families. Representatives from organizations located in Central Virginia and the surrounding areas will be on hand to provide information on options and services available to students and their families. Mini breakout sessions are available starting at 6:30. The 3 sessions address
The classes will take place at The Mill House, 7812 Schrader Road, Richmond, Virginia. If you have any problems locating our new facility, please feel free to call the office at 804-261-7050.
Join the JP JumPers and the Men/Women in Blue from the Richmond Police Department for our inaugural JP JumPers #LIUB 3K Autism Walk. The event will be on World Autism Day, Sunday April 2, 2017 from 5p-9p. The finish line is at the Science Museum of VA. They will join the rest of the world and turn their building BLUEtiful and “Light it Up Blue”.
On March 31, 2017, River City Youth Fitness will hold an open house in order to bring awareness to their inclusive gymnastics program, River City Inclusive Gymnastics. The open house will be from 7pm-8pm and it is a time when parents and caregivers of those with special needs can tour the gym, meet the coaches, and learn about the program. Reservations are not necessary.
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