TRACES provides an exploration of various leisure activities for individuals, ages 13 and older, with intellectual disabilities, autism, and/or other disabilities. The emphasis during camp is on physical and leisure skill development, and includes art, music, games, nature awareness, social interaction, life skills and community outings.
Jacob’s Chance is a non profit organization that is dedicated to promoting wellness for youth and young adults with special needs through athletic programs, social experiences, exercise, education, volunteerism, and skills training. Our focus is to enrich the lives of children, teens and young adults with disabilities, along with their families, through shared activities, athletics, socialization and education while promoting acceptance, understanding, and inclusion through public awareness.
The goal of the project is to find competitive, integrated employment in the community for these young adults.
Their Services Provided Include:
Social Skills groups
Social skills groups are designed for children with ASD, ADHD, and social thinking deficits. We draw on published curricula (including but not limited to Social Thinking® by Michelle Garcia Winner and the team at www.socialthinking.com, The Zones of Regulation® by LeahKuypers, Social Stories™ by CarolGray) as well as using our own extensive and diverse experiences as teachers and therapists to create and facilitate activities that meet the individual needs of our clients.
This month we are highlighting books for dads by dads with special needs children. I got book #3 for my husband a few years ago, and he loved it.
DAD’S DAY AT THE VIBE!
We’re getting ready for the Father’s Day Brunch Buffet on June 18th, so check out our menu!
Thank you to all for another GREAT VibeFest this past Sunday! Good crowd, good weather, and good vibes.✌️
Robert Bolling and his wife, Dian, who live in Roanoke have 3 children. All 3 of the boys suffer with Fragile X. Fragile X syndrome is a rare genetic abnormality that causes profound learning, speech and language problems. People with it have short attention spans, low IQs, difficulty making eye contact and an inability to communicate or adjust to change.
Over the past year there have been quite a few changes to the Virginia Medicaid Waiver program. Even before the changes many families caring for an individual with developmental, cognitive, and/or physical disabilities were unaware of the waiver programs and uncertain about how to apply. In June the Autism Society of Central Virginia will be offering two workshops to help explain the waivers and other Virginia programs that support the elderly and disabled.
Date: June 4, 2017 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: Max’s Positive Vibe Cafe
Sunday, June 4 at 12 PM – 6:30 PM
Max’s Positive Vibe Cafe
2825 Hathaway Rd, Richmond, Virginia 23225
Sometimes people say things without thinking and sometimes people say things and think it may help. I realize that usually it is not done or said with malice but, many times, as parents of kids with special needs, we have to bite our tongue, or, our tongue may spit out some rapid words we regret.