The 11th Annual Deep Run High School Marathon Dance The Deep Run High School Marathon Dance is a student run function that aims to raise money for 12 local organizations annually. In its 10 year history, they have raised more than $1.7 million. The event has progressed from a small dance in the high school gym to an event that brings the entire community together. So far, the cumulative total of $1.7 million has been raised to help a total of 90 local organizations around the Richmond community.“I can’t believe we’re on year eleven already,” Ms. Kern, a teacher and coordinator of the dance, exclaims. “It’s been crazy, and every year it’s such a huge undertaking.”
I know we all tell our loved ones what they should do for themselves, we also spend lots of time taking care of all of those around us. What do we do for ourselves? Some are better than this at others, I fall in the middle with sometimes making some effort for me, but never really a priority. So, each month, I am going to suggest a few things that we can do to take care of us! Yup- US! We deserve it, we need it and we can do it.
Dancing Lessons tells the story of Ever, an introverted young professor with Asperger’s Syndrome, who seeks out instruction from his neighbor, an out-of-commission Broadway dancer. As the unlikely relationship unfolds, the two make hilarious and heartwarming discoveries about themselves and each other. A quirky romantic comedy, Dancing Lessons made its world premiere at Barrington Stage Company in 2014.
This month we are sharing books on tolerance & kindness.Tricia Greene, KNOWDifferent’s community liaison, takes over the monthly column. If there are books you would like her to look into or topics you want covered, email her here and she will be on it!
Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat! Celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2, 2017 for the National Education Association’s nineteenth annual observance of NEA’s Read Across America Day. On March 2, we celebrate the joys of reading on Dr. Seuss’s birthday and readers of all ages are encouraged to celebrate with this year’s book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
Commonwealth Autism will present its annual two-day Autism Conference designed for both caregivers and professionals. Featured keynote speakers at this year’s conference include local and national experts in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kerry Magro, an award-winning national disability advocate, will close out the conference on March 9th with his unique perspective on living with autism, bullying, and overcoming obstacles to find success.
An interesting thing happened to me this week. I am preparing for Marky’s IEP, which always causes me such anxiety. I decided to call a friend to vent and share some of my feelings. She asked, “how is he doing in school?”. To which I replied, “great, he never complains, he goes with the flow and is so easy.” She replied, “you are so lucky!”