Thank you to all who joined the ASCV for another successful 5K Run/Walk for Autism! Over 1200 runners/walkers and 75 teams participated in this year’s 5K on Saturday morning, May 26th. The participants spent time visiting with event sponsors, many of whom provided helpful information on community resources for those on the spectrum. Families also enjoyed Chick-fil-a, Kona Ice and Raise Coffee, Inc. refreshments, while the kids enjoyed Capital One’s balloon artist and the ASCV Kid Zone with bubbles and inflatables. This year’s newest addition, the SunTrust Photo Booth was a big hit with young and old alike, with the photos being posted to Facebook, for all to share with family and friends. #ASCV5K
Come visit us at our NEW Aesthetic Center for our opening celebration party! We are offering 20% OFF EVENT PRICING ONLY on Fractora Treatments! Great for fine lines or wrinkles you want to have taken care of just in time for the summer season.
The 1st Annual Miracle League of Richmond Golf Tournament was a HUGE Success! We were blessed to have a beautiful day of golf on May 11th at Birkdale Golf Club. We welcomed 48 golfers and a team of volunteers that made our 1st golf tournament run flawlessly.
In Partnership with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and Professional Crisis Management Association, Region IV REACH, is excited to bring crisis management training to family members and non-professionals in caregiving roles for adults and children with Intellectual and / or Developmental Disability who struggle with challenging behavior.
One of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in life is parenting. In our overstimulated, busy society, we’re raising children in a very different environment than the one we experienced. Parenting articles and books are everywhere, but what tools and practices are most helpful, effective, and well-tested?
Hope Kids is hosting a Parent’s Night Out for special families on 2/16/2018 from 6-9pm. This is a night for preschool, elementary, middle, and high school children with special needs and their siblings to receive care while their parents get some respite time! Dinner will be provided along with movie and activities all provided by expert volunteer staff in sensory friendly accommodations at Hope Church.
Please join us for a fun night of gaming while we raise funds to help the children of the community and the Miracle League of Richmond to offer accessible recreational opportunities for children with special needs so that they can enjoy America’s pastime as a member of an organized baseball league.
“Get Ready for College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities” is a free series of online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the college preparation, selection, and disability services process. These online lessons contain video presentations and resources that can be used to equip students and others with the knowledge and skills for the transition to postsecondary education. Topics include the differences between high school and college, postsecondary education and training, selecting a college best fit, getting accommodations in college, and what you can do now in high school to prepare for college. If approved by a school division, this online course will satisfy Virginia’s virtual course graduation requirement.
In order to meet demand as well as deliver the best service possible, River City Inclusive Gymnastics has started two new teens’ classes. These classes are on Thursday evenings from 6pm-7pm and Saturday mornings from 11:30am-12:30pm and are for athletes ages 12-18. These classes run in a similar format to their other. For those unfamiliar with RCIG’s classes, think of a group fitness class taught within the framework of an obstacle course whose focus is building confidence, strength, balance, mobility, coordination, and social skills all while receiving individualized attention and coaching.
The idea for these new teens’ classes came to RCIG staff last spring while hosting the Down Syndrome Fun Quest group. After such an energetic event, staff members were still riding the wave of endorphins and adrenaline when they realized that if they wanted to have this much fun on a weekly basis then they needed to create a class for teens just like the ones that came with the Fun Quest group. This set the gears in motion and River City’s first inclusive Teens class was launched this past summer. This first class was such a success that all the athletes signed up again in the fall which then lead River City to add a second class on Saturday mornings.
If anyone is interested in finding out more information about this or another of the other classes being offered by River City Inclusive Gymnastics, please contact the gym at (804) 784-1990. Any prospective athlete can always participate in a free trial class before signing up, just call the gym at the number listed above to schedule your trial. If you would like to see photos and videos of some of the amazing athletes from River City you can visit their website at www.rcig.org and visit their Facebook page facebook/rcig.org.
Congrats to Diane Pelkey, RN, Palliative Medicine, Patti Zavitz, RN, Hospice, and Marc Flickinger, MD, Pallative Medicine are the 2017 winners of the Sr. Elizabeth Durney awards for providing outstanding care to patients facing the end-of-life.
This award is given in memory of Sr. Elizabeth Durney, a Sister of Bon Secours who helped to found Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital. Sr. Elizabeth’s most enduring legacy is the hospice program.