We build confidence, teach teamwork, and provide opportunities for lifelong friendships. Participants improve motor skills, build core strength, and improve balance and endurance all while having fun!!
February 13 – West End Presbyterian Church invites DSAGR members to Night to Shine, an unforgettable (and free) prom night for those 16 and above with special needs sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Walk the red carpet and dance the night away from 6-9 p.m. The registration deadline is Jan. 5 (space is limited). Visit www.nighttoshinerva.com for more information.
When it comes to listening with ADHD, many of us have fallen short of the mark. But, in our defense, most students have never even been taught ‘how to’ listen well. Do you remember a class in school called ‘how to listen well.’ I don’t.
My husband and I were stunned after our son’s diagnosis. We didn’t know anything about autism. Our only frame of reference was a movie we had seen years earlier, “Rain Man.” The doctor was not helpful and didn’t give us any information regarding therapies or what we could do to help our son. Maybe he didn’t have access to that information or maybe he thought we wouldn’t hear anything else because we were still in a state of shock. He did give us the phone number to the Autism Society Central VA (ASCV). Family and friends tried to encourage us, but no one knew how to help us. When I made that phone call to the ASCV, it felt like someone had thrown me a lifeline. Finally, I had someone who understood what I was going through, another parent just like me.
Engineering For Kids…Inspiring the next generation of engineers! This says it all and it is exactly why Dara Dawson and Sara Butler decided to leave their middles school classrooms to pursue a new path for engaging young people in learning. As co-owners of the Central Virginia Engineering For Kids location, Dara and Sara are veteran educators with experience teaching children from pre-school through middle school. Engineering For Kids is the perfect pairing of innovative ideas and hands-on STEM activities for children in pre-school through middles school.
This month, we are highlighting my “why” . This is our son Marky. I was going to prompt him and tell him what to say and to share that he was Autistic, then , I changed my mind.
I asked him to introduce himself to the camera so all of our friends could meet him
This is what he had to say:
Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun.
The goal of the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician is to synthesize information from multiple sources (schools, families, other medical professionals) to provide a comprehensive assessment, ongoing treatment, and follow-up for a variety of conditions related to child development.
People with disabilities spend significantly less time socializing and participating in leisure activities than people without disabilities (Kessler Foundation and National Organization on Disability, 2010). This sentiment is echoed by parents of children with disabilities (Myers, Mackintosh, & Goin-Kochel, 2009, p. 680) and is the focus of policy emphasizing children’s learning within natural routines and environments (Woods, Wilcox, Friedman, & Murch, 2011). This focus led to a community engagement partnership between the Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Department of Occupational Therapy.