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
The Autism Society Central Virginia (ASCV) is pleased to offer three types of scholarships for 2017. Qualifying households and/or individuals may apply for any or all of the following scholarships:
KNOWDifferent.Net partners with SPARC, the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, on their LIVE ART program. In LIVE ART, nationally known recording artists and 200 SPARC students with and without disabilities take the stage together for a night of music, dance, visual art, and inspiring human connection for what has become one of Richmond’s favorite and most anticipated annual performances.
This year’s guest artists include: Rob Thomas, Paul Williams, Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, Rayvon Owen, Justin Willman, Chris Caswell, Ben Lee, Daniel Clarke, Desiree Roots, Steve Bassett, Samson Trinh and Susan Greenbaum! And of course, over 200 of the most inspiring young people you’ve ever seen!
Thanks to our participation in the program, you can get tickets before the general public. Go to http://www.sparconline.org/liveart, follow the links to buy tickets, and use the presale code SPARCDREAM. You can also purchase tickets at the Altria Theater Box Office, 6 North Laurel Street, Richmond, VA 23220.
The presale runs from Monday, April 3, at 10am, through Monday, April 10, at which time the tickets become available to the general public. So don’t wait!