I remember the day my son was born, not even being married to a pediatrician helped my cluelessness . He had difficulty breathing, he was delivered weeks earlier than he should have been, he needed to be transferred to a level 1 hospital and still, all I said, was ,”isn’t he cute”?
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On March 31, 2017, River City Youth Fitness will hold an open house in order to bring awareness to their inclusive gymnastics program, River City Inclusive Gymnastics. The open house will be from 7pm-8pm and it is a time when parents and caregivers of those with special needs can tour the gym, meet the coaches, and learn about the program. Reservations are not necessary.
Time to gear up for the Autism Society Central Virginia 15th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Autism!!!
We are excited to be celebrating a milestone anniversary this year – the 15th Annual ASCV 5K Run/Walk for Autism will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017!
I Read a Book
Hello, Internet! Cole here. Recently, I read a book called Population: One. It was about the author, Tyler McNamer, and his life experiences with Autism. In my opinion, the book needed a bit of work. I didn’t hate it, but it wasn’t without its share of noticeable problems. Naturally, I’m going to write my thoughts about the book in this article; otherwise, I would have just been wasting words with the other sentences in the article.
Director of Clinical Services at Next Steps Behavioral Centers
The saying might be cliché, but when it comes to helping children reach their potential, it could not be more accurate. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), I have been encouraged to see the many industries that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has stretched into. A brief list of examples includes the following: seatbelt use and industrial safety; environmental preservation efforts; zoology; sports Management; and gerontology. Besides the common denominator of reliance on the science of behavior, these fields use ABA in conjunction with other professional fields to achieve the best outcome for their respective clients. Much like ABA works to improve innovation and develop success within the field, it also works to collaborate with related professionals for the end goal of improvement of socially significant outcomes.
This past week I had to say a final goodbye to my great Uncle. The last living sibling of my grandfather’s. An Uncle that brought so many memories and so much love to my childhood. He lived a good and long life, but it was still so hard.
MHP is pleased to announce an upcoming Parent Workshop in collaboration with Hope Church and Jacob’s Chance. The first offering will take place on March 21, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm at Hope Church and will feature a talk on Planning Ahead: Preparing your Child for Transition Age. Registration is free and child care is available, but please register if you plan to attend. More details can be found at:
MHP hopes you can join us for our First Annual Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser in collaboration with Jacob’s Chance! Food Trucks, Beverages, Live Music, Activities for the Kids, Cornhole and More….. Spots to play in the tournament are limited, so please don’t delay. Spectators are welcome! More information and registration can be found at http://2016cornholetourney.eventbrite.com