Since 2012, Behavioral Health Services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder has been covered by most health insurance plans within the Commonwealth of Virginia. In that time, many programs have developed in the Richmond area to serve children who require intensive behavioral intervention and supports. The Founders Center of Commonwealth Autism (TFC) operates programs at multiple sites, utilizing a unique model that puts inclusion first. “Our goal is for children to receive services in the least restrictive setting possible. We frequently partner with other community programs to assist in achieving these outcomes,” explains TFC Director Miriam Torian.
As a Special Needs Parent, This is definitely a reality for our family. I do think of needing a larger home in the future with a basement or separate area for my son who is on Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is something that is more and more common and older parents moving in with their children as well. The market is making a shift to larger homes again and the need for them.
Whether on a train, plane or automobile, there are things we can try to do to make travel a little better. Even if it is a car ride that is only a few hours, with some planning, the experience may be more positive for everyone involved. Travel can be a challenge anyway, adding our special needs children to this, is an additional layer.
The disAbility Law Center of Virginia Foundation will recognize Outstanding Advocate in Housing.
The disAbility Law Center of Virginia Foundation will host its 5th Annual Liberty and Justice for ALL Gala on April 13, 2018 at the Hippodrome Theater.
Parents of children who have learning disabilities often find it challenging to provide all the support their children need in order to succeed in school. On top of keeping up with homework assignments, projects and deadlines, parents with children with learning disabilities often have to spend lots of time finding services to accommodate their children’s needs, including tutoring services and therapies. If you have a friend who has a child with learning disabilities, they can use your support. Here’s how you can help your friend:
Attend one of Richmond’s most delicious events on April 19th at 6:00 PM to watch UR’s Chris Mooney battle it out with VCU’s Mike Rhoades on the kitchen stage during the 6th Annual Coaches Cook-Off in The Dewey Gottwald Center at the Science Museum of Virginia.
On February 14, River City Inclusive Gymnastics hosted Hermitage High School for a field trip.
For the staff at River City, this was the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day. We had the gym set up into three obstacle courses with various activities, some harder than others. Then we divided the group into three small teams and with each team being guided by a River City coach on a particular course. After about 20 minutes the groups then rotated so that by the end the students had the chance to experience a wide variety of activities that focused on certain gymnastics skills.
Not everyone can be a foster parent, but everyone can help children in foster care.
Here are just a few ways you can help local children in care:
JP JumPers Foundation founder , Pam Mines, is humbled and honored to have been chosen as a 2018 Richmond History Maker in the “Encouraging Regional Collaboration” category. Her initiation of “JP’s Law”, inclusion in the Special Needs Community and overall advocacy is what makes her a 2018 Richmond History Maker. The Valentine posts the following:
Give your children a serious case of the giggles when you introduce them to a zany zebra, shy sheep, jolly giraffe and modest moose! Dress up, feed, play and care for these cute animals and discover dozens of emotions in this endless play funhouse. Pretend play with over 110 objects, foods, toys and musical instruments and find out how to please your lovable pets.