More colleges are putting together options and programs for students with Special Needs. This list seems to be growing on a regular basis, which is wonderful. We have compiled a list of those schools, some are closer in proximity to the Virginia area than others. We will highlight additional in a future issue.
2017 Summer Soccer Season
Jacob’s Chance is glad to be providing again Sunday afternoon soccer program. This summer we will meet on Sunday’s in August 4pm to 6pm at the Brookley Road fields as part of Jack Bourne Park. NOTE — this is a NEW LOCATION!
It’s all the rage and everyone is talking about the excitement they have for their kids getting up and staying active! I have been looking into this and wanted to talk about some of the safety factors we all should be aware of.
Parents of children with sensory sensitivities may feel a sense of anxiety in advance of summertime activities. Summer heat, playtime with large groups of kids, and participation in summer camps all pose challenges for the child with sensory processing disorder. In order to help your child enjoy summer break, try the following sensory-friendly activities instead.
Cutz For Guys has had great success in working with children with special needs, you can call ahead and let them know your child’s needs or talk to them when you get there. The staff are patient, engaging, thoughtful and will work with your child to make it as stress free as possible. They have TV’s for distraction and lollipops too!
Over 40 million Americans struggle with mental illness in any given year.1 In racial and ethnic minority communities, mental health issues have often gone unaddressed. To raise awareness of this issue, July was declared as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in 2008.
The summer is heating up! Currently River City Inclusive Gymnastics has six classes running. We have four class options for kids, a Wednesday morning adult class, and a Wednesday evening class for teens. It is never too late to register. Take a look at some recent photos and videos of our athletes improving their balance, coordination, strength and mobility.
Keeping with my “lessen the electronic time” ideas, here are some of the “old time” classic games I use to play growing up. See how many you can add to your kids days in the coming weeks. Some are able to be played indoors for the rainy days too.
We always visit the home we lived in, take pictures of trees planted and the yard. It has become a tradition.
This trip, we had a lot of extended family members to see, some we haven’t seen in a long time.
SPARC & humanstory Won an Emmy Award!
We are thrilled to announce that SPARC and humanstory (filmmakers) have won an Emmy Award for FROM THE WINGS: THE LIVE ART STORY, the feature documentary about the creation of our LIVE ART program!
The film has been airing on PBS stations all around the country, and as a result, it became eligible for Emmy Award consideration. The film was nominated within the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, whose 59th Annual regional award ceremony was held in Washington, D.C., this past Saturday evening.