written by Stacey Guzowski
As teachers, service providers and caretakers of individuals with learning differences, we are constantly searching for innovative ways to enhance the learning of the students we work with. And, although there are numerous avenues to do this, one area that can be both overlooked and under-rated are good old-fashioned games. Whether they are board games, file-folder games, physical/gross motor games or video games, each and all of the above have their place in the educational learning process.
It’s been a busy few weeks in our home, the ASCV 5k was a great success and our team won for team spirit. This picture is of our team before the walk. I truly loved the feeling of community that this event brought to our family. I wrote about it for ASCV and will share it with you once it is live. Our middle daughter has been asked to be on the sibling panel with them next week. I am really looking forward to hearing from siblings. So often, the “typical” children are overlooked and at the same time, understand so much with their siblings.
LET’S DIVE INTO SUMMER with SwimRVA! SwimRVA offers unique and inclusive summer camps that will give your child countless memories, a great workout, and a healthy dose of self-confidence. From log rolling to water polo to strokes-and-turns, SwimRVA camps offer a wide variety of ways for your child to have a safe, well-rounded, energetic and fun experience they’ll remember.
Join us on June 2, 2019 at 4pm at Altria Theater for an unforgettable night of music, dance, and visual arts!
LIVE ART: FAMILY will celebrate all the ways we all form our families, and the families formed between students in the program. Along with 200 students are LIVE ART: FAMILY guest artists including:
Life is full of transitions. For families of children with disabilities thinking about the future can bring mixed emotions. Some families are just trying to make it through day-to-day challenges and might not feel they have the energy to think about what happens after high school. Others may want to plan for that transition but are confused by unfamiliar language, complex steps, and the many agencies that may be involved in adult services.
Join Diane Cooper-Gould, parent and child advocate, in PEATC’s latest free online self-paced course. This course is designed to help the participant create, connect and grow a community of supportive individuals. These types of supportive communities could provide mutual peer support, community advocacy, education and/or activities for the group. Too often, caretakers and those with complex needs feel isolated and alone. Developing a structured way for connecting with others who understand and share similar challenges and dreams can open a whole new world of friendship and opportunities for all.
Our autism insurance legislation will be publicly, formally recognized by Governor Northam and his office. We are inviting the autism community to join us in celebration of the passing of this landmark legislation over a decade in the making! The Virginia Autism Project, Autism Speaks, and the Virginia Autism Foundation are hosts!
Monday, June 17, 2019 (4-9 PM)
Monday, July 15, 2019 (4-9 PM)
Monday, August 12, 2019 (4-9 PM)
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers amazing programs and services to help children of all abilities in our school system thrive, but what happens when residents with developmental disabilities graduate and are no longer in school?