For decades Lott Industries competed successfully for auto industry contracts, employing 1200 workers with disabilities. With the collapse of the industry in neighboring Detroit, Lott struggled to keep its doors open. A Whole Lott More looks at the impact of Lott’s struggles and examines the wider world of employment options for those with disabilities. The film focuses on three individuals, each with a different disability and attitude towards work. It showcases their incredible resilience and makes the case for greater employment opportunities for all.
Life for working parents can be difficult enough with typical kids. When you add to the mix a neuro-developmental disorder like ADHD or Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD), what is ordinarily hectic becomes overwhelming and seemingly unmanageable. There is little down time between work, school meetings, specialist appointments and most significantly the extra time dealing with behaviors caused by these disorders. If this sounds like your life, there are steps you can take to tip the scales back towards a better work-life balance.
I have been using this app for the last week, I wasn’t sure if I would like this when I first started, but, I have really enjoyed it. As parents with kids who require extra care, we NEED to take care of ourselves. We tend to put ourselves last. We tend to make excuses about time and our families schedules take priority. GIXO changes this!
I found this book, and, although I have not read it yet, I want to. It is something that I say to so many of our friends and family as well as people we come into contact with. “He may not look at you when he talks or you talk, but he hears you”. I am so curious how this book handles this, and, it is geared for kids! Click the link to learn more.
Join CKG for an amazing event on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Dewey Gottwald Center Richmond, VA.
HANDS DOWN, WITHOUT HESITATION, SPEAKUP LIGHTUP IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND, MEMORY-MAKING EVENT.
Wearing white paint suits decorated with glowing paint and all kinds of bright accessories, guests radiate bright colors that light the way to breaking barriers.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch is hosting a public forum on “Understanding Autism” on Jan. 30. Get your free tickets here: https://tickets.richmond.com/e/rtd-public-square-76…/tickets
LCSW Christine Leininger Amabile is seen here in an excerpt from PANDAS 101, a guide for new parents dealing with PANS/PANDAS. This 18-minute special feature can be found on the MKINC Blu-ray and DVD. Christine is the Provider Awareness Chair for PANS Research Advocacy Initiative (PRAI) and has put tremendous energy and effort into educating providers, LCSW’s, school officials and more. She will be presented to more than 400 clinicians at the Virginia Chapter of National Association of Social Workers at their 2018 conference. Oh, and she is a PANDAS mom.
That’s right, we are entering our 15th year and celebrating with live music all month long. This weekend kicks off with Fred on the Keyboards on Friday at 6pm, followed on Saturday with VibeFrost at 6pm.
Please join the Autism Society Central Virginia for Developmental Disabilities (DD) Advocacy Day at the General Assembly on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 8:30AM-1:30PM.
We will visit our legislators and ask them to support funding for waivers and other legislation of importance to individuals with developmental disabilities in our community. The morning will include visits with your legislators and a free lunch sponsored by the ARC of Virginia. The ASCV will make appointments for our attendees based on the address you provide in your registration, and we will be sure to share your appointment schedule with you prior to the event. We’ll wrap up the day at 1:30pm to head back to where you left your car.
Next Steps Behavioral Centers is pleased to launch a Monthly Speaker Series and all are invited!
Each month, Next Steps will host an individual with expertise in a related field, ranging from Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Advocacy, Speech Language Pathology, and BEYOND!