A long time ago while I was in college studying music, I had this dream of reaching people through music. At that time, my dream was to be on Broadway singing for the masses. During my studies, I met Anna McChesney at a rush event for a sorority I eventually joined. I remember her introduction so clearly, “Hi! My name is Anna! I want to be a music therapist and open my own private practice!”. She was so enthusiastic, inviting, and warm. It was hard not to believe in her big dream! She told me all about music therapy. After that meeting, I went to the registrar’s office and changed my major from vocal performance to music therapy.
MEDARVA Healthcare prides itself on practicing and perfecting the art of medicine, and partnering with community organizations to help bring medical assistance and awareness to those in need. The organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, whose roots can be traced back to October 31, 1951 when Richmond Eye Hospital was established.
There’s something about the unconditional love between a pet and its owner that cannot be properly described in words. Animals have been our companions since the day our ancestors learned to walk on two feet. That relationship has grown stronger now and humans and animals depend on each other more than ever. Dogs, cats, birds, dolphins, and even horses have been said to help with allergies, asthma, physical pain, and a variety of other ailments. Now a growing body of scientific research is showing that pets’ unconditional love and loyalty really can make a positive impact at the side of a patient with a mental illness.
Editor’s Note: This week , Chris Herren, former NBA player, Division 1 College and High School Basketball star, came to Deep Run High School to share his journey of recovery and the road he traveled to get there.The story was painful. The story was raw and real . Chris Herren shared and the audience felt the pain. His message was one of strength and courage. I sat with my oldest daughter, who graduated from Deep Run in 2012. Please read her piece below for a closer look into the impact of this night.
Cut out this medal and take a bow.
1. Gold Award for patience
2. Gold Award for IEP meeting attendance and restraint
Christina is the founder od Sensory Theraplay Box, she is an occupational therapist living in New York with her husband and two daughters (…and dog, cat & chickens!). Her experience is working with children who have developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, neurological impairments and emotional disturbances.
Cooking and sharing a meal is a great way to develop social executive functioning skills such as:
Space will be limited to 6 participants. If you are interested in details, contact us.
You’re at the park with your four year old, enjoying the sunshine, happy to hear the sounds of preschoolers on the playground. The children run from the slide, to the swings, to the monkey bars, and back again. It’s a good day. Then you hear it – a child’s cry, and you know that it’s YOUR child crying. He has tripped and fallen, and busted open his knee just two centimeters from last week’s unfortunate incident with a scooter that got a little too much momentum on the hill. You go to him, pick him up, and sit him down on the picnic table. You grab a band-aid from your bag, lean over, and give his sweet little knee a kiss. He gives you a hug, jumps down, and runs right back to the slide before his tears are even dry. Ah, the power of a band-aid and a mother’s kiss.
“Wine down Wednesday” for adults.
A Kids Summer Series.
Summer Fest that now spans three days.
Those are among the events to be enjoyed soon at ARCpark, a 2.4 acre all-inclusive recreational area with unique features like three state-of-the-art playgrounds for people with and without disabilities adjoining the Greater Richmond ARC at 3600 Saunders Avenue.
Hello, Internet! Cole here. It’s been a while since I wrote about a robotics competition, so I’ve decided to write about last month’s FIRST (that is, the name of the organization) World Championships. This year, we didn’t perform as well in District and Regional Competitions as we did last year; however, since we won Championships last year, we were allowed to attend this year’s festivities as well. This time, I rode with the rest of the team on the bus instead of traveling by plane with Dad.