Yesterday, I went for a run with my husband. It is one of the things that I love to do with him. The outdoors and the time alone allows for such a nice escape.
This is a new one for me, I have seen many friends sharing their word(s) of the year and thought I would try it. It took me this long to tailor my list down to three words to focus on for the year. It was not as easy as I imagined.
MHP hosted its 5th Annual Uncork Hope event last month. Uncork Hope is MHP’s signature fundraiser and allows Medical Home Plus (MHP), www.medhomeplus.org, to offer their services to families of children with special health care needs free of charge. This year, MHP hosted the evening at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Camp and was the second event to be hosted in the second story event space during their inaugural weekend. With nearly four hundred guests in attendance, music provided by Happy Jack band, and delicious food and beverages provided by Mosaic Catering, the event was a huge success. MHP invited several families to come and share their testimonies that evening to give our guests an up-front perspective of the wonderful work that we do!
MHP connects families of children with special needs with the specialized resources and services that can help them achieve their maximum potential. When families contact our center, they receive personal and confidential assistance from our highly experienced Resource Coordinators, also parents of children with special health care needs and who are supported by our expert staff of pediatric nurses and physicians. These services, which can involve substantial involvement by our staff, are provided free of charge to Virginia families.
MHP serves families and the professionals that support them regardless of diagnosis (or a lack thereof). MHP serves the entire Commonwealth of Virginia, but is headquartered in Richmond. At MHP, your child is our mission. Please contact us at www.medhomeplus.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; or 804-330-5030
Make A Memory Jar For The New Year
Here is a neat way to start off the year. Even our kids mention how fast time is going by now and this will be a way to all hold onto some memories of the current year. It is sometimes hard to recall the things you do and the moments that matter. Milestones that happen will now be able to be recorded along with the small moments you shared in.
Jan. 16, 2017, 9:00am -1:00pm
Regency Square 2nd Floor
1420 N Parham Rd
Richmond, VA 23229
“Walk & Roll for Intentional Kindness” hosted by REAP and The Network Doctor.
How many times do you say, “how was your day today?”, and get the reply, “good”?, A LOT right!!? I honestly get tired of hearing myself say this day after day.
It is estimated that more than 3.5 million Americans have an autism spectrum disorder (Buescher et al., 2014). Many of these individuals have typically developing brothers and/or sisters. Being the brother or sister of a person with autism is seen by some as a good thing, for others a not-so-good thing, and for many, somewhere in between. Siblings will often have the longest-lasting relationship with an individual who has a disability – one that could easily exceed 65 years. Throughout their lives, these brothers and sisters will share many – if not most – of the same concerns that parents of children with autism experience, as well as issues that are uniquely theirs.
Join us on Friday evening, January 6 to hear and learn from the experts themselves, a panel of local siblings, as they share their unique perspective on life growing up as a brother or sister to an individual with autism. Siblings will answer questions from the moderator and, if time allows, will take questions from the audience.
This presentation is appropriate for parents and providers, as well as siblings in grades 3 through adulthood. Learn more and register at https://ascvsiblings.eventbrite.com
Goose’s Story by Cari Best
When a girl and her dog greet the geese as they return in the spring, she discovers one of the geese is missing a foot. The other geese shun the injured goose at first, and the girl’s parents warn her not to interfere. But the girl feels compelled to watch out for her. One day the goose is gone. After worrying all winter, the girl and her dog discover the goose with one foot has returned … with her new mate.
Goods and Bads of Autism
Hello, Internet! Cole here. Recently, I realized that perhaps it would be prudent to discuss my Asperger’s more thoroughly, since that is the main subject of the blog. I haven’t really talked about Autism very much for a variety of reasons, instead focusing on things like 11-page stories about bees. This month, though, I’d like to bring things back on track a bit. I discussed my condition a bit about a year ago when I first started this “sub-blog”; now, I plan on fleshing things out a little more.