I am so sorry to all of you who have had issues both in entering events as well as those that were using it as a resource.
“Employee of the Year” Krystal Thomas “stepped up” for a fellow Greater Richmond ARC employee and managed the Workforce Development program seamlessly, while “Dream Maker” Latashia McLeod at ARC’s Camp Baker respite program made a visit to King’s Dominion a reality for 12 people with disabilities.
YOUNG ADULTS CLASSES are registering now for session 3 (Jan 2-Feb 25), classes are:
Call the gym to register 784-1990
River City Inclusive Gymnastics
Registration is now open for session # 3 (Jan.2-Feb 25), class times are:
Saturday 1:00 or 2:15
Call the gym 784-1990 to reserve your spot
Sensitive Santa is an way for children with special needs and their families to have a photo session with Santa. Lots of extra care has been given to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children so they can enjoy this wonderful holiday tradition.
Locally we have this option for you:
Do you know about the inclusive social experience that the Autism Society Central VA (ASCV) offers each month for children with developmental disabilities, their siblings and friends? Each month, the ASCV offers an Inclusive Lego® and Game Club. In addition to hanging out and playing Legos®, children of all abilities in grades K-8 have the option to play various board or card games with their peers or with our awesome volunteers. The Club is facilitated by ASCV staff. Most months during the school year the club is offered on two Saturday mornings at one of two locations: the Chester YMCA or the Downtown YMCA. In December, due to the holidays, the ASCV will hold a single club at the Chester YMCA on Saturday, Dec. 3. To learn more and register, visit https://declegochester.eventbrite.com.
Pediatric Partners of Virginia (PPV) welcomes Dr. Madge Zacharias to their Pediatric Partnership Division in Glen Allen, VA. Dr. Zacharias completed her medical training and Residency at VCU, and began her medical career as a Board Certified Pediatrician in 1987 in RVA. To schedule an appointment, call 804-377-8981.
Chesterfield Town Center- Adventure to Santa, a DreamWorks DreamPlace, magically combines the time-honored tradition of meeting Santa Claus with technological wizardry to deliver a very special and immersive holiday experience. This season, the all-new attraction lets you and your family join Po and friends for interactive games and an immersive, cinematic journey that transports guests to the North Pole for your private meeting with Santa. Join us in the food court on November 3rd as we light the tree with the magic of the holiday spirit. Special appearance by the big man himself, Santa!
If you’re an early morning or evening runner, walker, or cyclist, please be extra careful at this time of year (especially with the time change this weekend) when it’s dark during your workout. Wear light colors and reflective fabric.
For the past decade, ARC, an organization serving persons with disabilities, has assembled the Anthem Richmond Marathon runners’ packets for Sports Backers. This year’s total is 16,000.
“We are excited to work with ARC again this year to assemble the race packets for the Anthem Richmond Marathon. Participants always look forward to getting their packets and ARC does an outstanding job,” said Megan Schultz, Anthem Richmond Marathon race director for Sports Backers. “This is a fantastic community event, and we’re proud to work with a great community partner like ARC.”
The effort begins on November 1, with ARC program participants assembling sponsor and other promotional materials, as well as valuable race information, for the packets distributed in advance of the race on November 12, 2016.
“We are all winners in this effort,“ said Mike Foley, assistant vice president of business development at ARC. “The partnership of the Greater Richmond ARC and Sports Backers shows how working together can help everyone reach the finish line.’’
We’ll Be “All Fired Up” at November 12 Sibshop!
The ASCV hosts bi-monthly Sibshops as an opportunity for brothers and sisters of children with any developmental disabilities to obtain peer support and education in a fun recreational environment. In November, All Fired Up will join us; participants will build and paint a wet clay piece and also paint a 4″ tile!
Our Sibshops are open to any sibling, ages 7-12, of a child with a special need. We meet every other month from 10am to noon. Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, for others a not-so-good thing, and for many somewhere in between. The Sibshop model intersperses information and discussion activities with recreation and games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing). Registration closes on November 7. Learn more and register here: http://ascv.org/meetings-events/sibshops/.