On April 30, 2017, River City Inclusive Gymnastics hosted DSAGR’s Funquest social group. The afternoon was filled with smiles, laughter, and exercise. The Funquest group was comprised of about 12 teens ages 13-20 of varying athletic ability. After a quick warm-up that included bear crawling, skipping, bunny hopping and stretching, the group began working on basic gymnastic skills. These skills included balance, coordination, and strength training and were presented to each Funquest participant as activities on part of an obstacle course. Think American Ninja Warrior but with a coach watching and guiding throughout . Some of the obstacles that the teens conquered were walking on a balance beam, swinging on a rope, swinging on rings and climbing a rock wall. The event culminated with a rocking game of volleyball. All of the coaches and volunteers had a great time and can’t wait to host another challenging and fun filled event soon.
Max’s Positive Vibe Café supports employment for people with disabilities.The Positive Vibe Foundation (formerly the Get Lost MD Foundation) will create 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.
Bon Secours Richmond Health System Is Sponsoring This Family Fun/ Educational Event
Join us for Public Safety Day & Emergency Expo ’17 at the Bon Secours Westchester Emergency Center and learn about staying safe, prepare your family in case of emergency and have the chance to win great prizes!
My name is Cassie Coughlan, and I’m a junior in the Center for Education and Human Development at Glen Allen High School. I’ve been volunteering with Jacob’s Chance for a few years, and have acted as a member of the High School Board of Directors, helping plan Teen Scene events. As part of a service learning project and in partnership with Amanda Hall, an adjunct professor at VCU, Jacob’s Chance, and the I’m Determined Project, we will be having a Career Day for students with special needs and their parents on Saturday, May 6 from 11 am to 1 pm at North Park Library in the meeting room.
ASCV Hosts a Workshop on Teaching Individuals with ASD Skills for Building Relationships and Friendships!
Join the Autism Society Central VA on Friday, May 5th from 7-9pm at River Road United Methodist Church to hear Amanda Randall, M.Ed., BCBA share information on Teaching Individuals with ASD Skills for Building Relationships and Friendships.
You’re invited to attend a special event hosted by the YMCA, the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation and PartnerMD. When the Band-Aid Doesn’t Fix It: A Mom’s Perspective on Raising a Child Who Struggles is a free event open to the public being held April 25 and May 2. The event will focus on education, awareness and understanding the issues facing teens today, in particular mental health.
Come join us Saturday, May 27th at Innsbrook Pavilion for the 15th Annual 5K Run/Walk! This is an exciting morning full of family-friendly fun, entertainment, food, exhibitors, and a fantastic Kid’s Fun Zone!
Attend one of Richmond’s most delicious events on April 27th at 6:00PM to watch UR’s Chris Mooney battle it out with VCU’s Mike Rhoades on the kitchen stage during the 5th Annual Coaches Cook-Off in The Dewey Gottwald Center at the Science Museum of Virginia. Enjoy an awesome array of heavy hors d’oeuvres, culinary treats, and cold beverages, while the action unfolds on stage. Tickets available right here on EventBrite and at the Positive Vibe Cafe.
Spider’s Coach, Chris Mooney, will team up with Caleb Shriver and Philip Perrow from Dutch & Co.
Commonwealth Autism is excited to host the Virginia Premiere for the “Swim Team” documentary. This film follows three teens with Autism as they journey to adulthood and participate on a swim team in New Jersey. The film has won numerous awards and is really a great story!
You can learn more on the website at www.autismva.org