A great Resource Fair at our clinic on Thursday, June 6th. The theme will be programs and activities to get kids of all abilities involved this summer. As always, it’s free and open to the public, and there will be refreshments on site.
May is Mental Health Awareness month, and gameplay and other activities are essential elements for good mental health. Come out and enjoy FREE FOOD and GAMES – Ping Pong, Giant Jenga, Cornhole, Bocci Ball, and children’s activities. We will also be giving away FREE T-SHIRTS to the first 40 people through the door! You get to choose your design and we will print the shirt onsite.
Next Steps is proud to be one of the exclusive providers offering the benefit of both in-home and center-based therapy to the clients and families of the Richmond region. But, despite the location of service, Next Steps is dedicated to providing person-centered, empirically validated, and quality assessment, treatment, and teaching for the child/teenager/young adult and their family.
Central Virginia Community College Bedford Center
1633 Venture Blvd
Bedford, VA 24523
Last year, on 9/1/2018, Medicaid CCC Plus Waiver Personal Care for people under the age of 21 was changed. The change required new forms (the DREADED DMAS-7 & DMAS-7A) and a new process for authorizing Personal Care using standards for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT). It required the child’s doctor to fill out the DMAS-7 form and left no room for error. The changes were confusing and resulted in some young people experiencing a lapse in Personal Care services while waiting on the form and/or receiving fewer hours of Personal Care than they had in the past.
Happy May! I am loving this sunshine! It seems like we have gone from Winter to Summer, not much of a Spring, yet! I am not going to complain after all of the rain we had, but, ideally, some 70 degree weather days would be perfect! This picture is from the Herb/ Plant Festival at Maymont. It was such a great day. I created a Festival Guide on the other site I publish, and I reference it all the time. There are so many happening around Richmond and some of them are great for our kids. (Side note, I CUT ALL my hair, and after a few weeks, have grown to love it- no matter the age, change can be hard!)
Rebecca Woods and Kathryn Costly, transition coordinators, HCPS
I have 2 suggestions this month. The first is not related to anything special needs related. It was one of my 2019 goals to do more personal escape reading. Just to get away. I am off to a decent start and in love, with the book, I am reading now.
Mother’s Day is always a day that I would look forward to yet I use to struggle with being disappointed. I did it to myself and realized it was because I wasn’t always letting my family know what I needed. I wanted the element of surprise, then wondered why they got it all wrong. So, it got me thinking about the things that would make me happy and things I would love to receive. For me, it is not about jewelry, flowers or fancy restaurants. It is about being together and making memories. On the receiving end, the gifts that make me happy are the ones I can do by myself and/ or help me take care of myself.