Winter has finally packed its bags! The magnificent sunshine, bird songs, budding trees, and flecks of green are making us itch to get outside and play in the dirt. RelayFoods.com offers packets of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange seeds to help reward you with a crisp, colorful bounty of spring vegetables. What are you waiting for? Start planting!
Round Up The Family 5K and Fun Run
Sunday, April 24th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Deep Run Park (starting line/activities on soccer fields)
Description: Get ready to get active at this year’s “Round Up The Family” 5K and Fun Run on Sunday, April 24th at Deep Run Park. This outdoor event, hosted by Full Circle Grief Center, is focused on bringing families together while getting active! Families can participate in a fun run, a 5K, field games, family contests, and a raffle that’s sure to have something to interest everyone in the family. Gates open at 1:00 pm, with warm ups starting at 1:30 pm. The fun run starts at 1:45 pm and the 5K at 2:00 pm. Children and family activities will be taking place until 4:00 pm. Kids fun passes are $10 and 5K registration is $20. Take advantage of our Early Bird Special! Register for the 5K by April 5th and receive a complimentary event t-shirt. To register for the 5K or buy kids passes for activities and fun run, visit www.fullcirclegc.org/round-up2016. Tribute signs can be purchased ($25) in memory of a friend or loved one.
The Zika Virus
Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.
Jacob’s Chance is partnering with Medical Home Plus to introduce a new program for those who care for our exceptional youth and young adults; Family Chance. Once a month we will provide an opportunity for you to learn how to work through those daily worries by inviting experts to speak about strategy and ways to defeat those worries.
The following are the dates and topics for the next 3 months.
Please put it on your calendar today!
Please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0449ADA62AA7FC1-family if you will be attending any or all of the following meetings:
March 22- Navigating IEP’s
April 19- Special Needs Trusts
May 24th- Sibling Support
Medical Home Plus, MHP, is a Virginia nonprofit organization that was begun in 2001 by pediatricians Dr. Harry Gewanter and Colleen Kraft as a resource for families feeling overwhelmed with navigating the systems of care on behalf of their child(ren) with special health care needs. MHP employs parents of children with special health care needs so that the work we do is coming from a place of empathy, trust and personal experience. In addition to the Family to Family Resource Center, MHP provides direct supports to parents with respect to their child’s IEP through the use of Vicki Beatty’s expertise.
Vicki Beatty, IEP Advisor for MHP , will be giving an introduction to IEPs/Special Education Services within a Public School Setting oh March 22, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:00pm.
Vicki’s destiny and life’s passion began on March 3, 1995, with the birth of her son Davis. Within week’s Davis was diagnosed with a genetic anomaly. We knew we were going to have challenges but, first, and foremost, we had a beautiful baby who could light up a room with his smile and laugh. With appropriate services at an early age and full participation in general education classrooms, Davis has superseded all of the professionals’ expectations.
Her courage and determination have paved the way for countless parents of children with disabilities, ensuring that every parent has a voice and every child with disabilities receives a “free appropriate public education” as required by the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Vicki says: “My journey and life’s work is in dedication to my son Davis. Over the last 19 years, I have maximized my son’s life services and educational opportunities through persistent, education and the help of other parents and dedicated professionals. I believe that every child with disabilities deserves the same”.
Autastic Avenues is excited to announce the formation of a second social group on Saturday afternoons. The Builders and Gamers group that meets from 9:30-11:30 is full and closed to new clients. The new group will meet 12:00 to 2:00 on Saturday afternoon. We are currently accepting applications for the new group and will begin when there are several clients enrolled and ready to start. Website here with all info.
On the Bon Secours Website you can screen for a variety of health assessments, as well as find doctors, facilities and event arrange to chat with a doctor 24/7 on their new app.
If you are curious about the screenings, this link will take you to it. The choices they are offering info on, are:
Our league is growing leaps and bounds! With this growth, we are having to add an additional game to our season. First two game times have been altered just a bit! In adding an additional game…we will need additional coaches and volunteers! Please contact us if interested in stepping up to coach or to volunteer! Season begins April 9th!
Miracle League of Richmond Va Saturday Game times are now:
Come join all the fun! Register here.
The VCU Center for Sport Leadership and Sportable are partnering once again to bring you the VCU Paralympic Experience Day! This event exists to provide an opportunity for all of members of our community to participate together in a variety of adaptive sports, regardless of ability level. Please join us in trying out new sports, talking with current Sportable athletes, and hearing from special guest speakers from the adaptive sports community.
Matthew Aguirre worked at a behavioral center for children with special needs, where he helped his students learn life skills. The 27-year-old from Los Angeles noticed his students, who have autism or Down syndrome, could grasp most of the skills he presented them, but time and time again they struggled tying their shoes.