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Special Kids... Special Needs

October 19, 2012

A Great List Of Events for our Special Needs Kids

By: put together by Alycia Wright - THANK YOU!
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Tue Oct16,  6:30 pm - Homework Help and Setting Up the Home Environment for Academic Success - For parents of Elementary and Middle School Students. The workshop will be held in the Parent Resource Center of New Bridge Learning Center at 5915 Nine Mile Road. To RSVP , email Lisa H. Abernathey.

Thurs Oct 18,  6:30 pm - Supporting Families: The Family to Family Network of Virginia - Families are the core unit in our society serving as a source of support for all of its members. For children with disabilities, the role of the family is unique and central in the support provided across the lifespan. . The workshop will be held in the Library of Tuckahoe Middle School To RSVP , email Lisa H. Abernathey.

Thursday Nov 15, at 6:30 pm - Positive Discipline Techniques: Strategies for Better Behavior at Home The workshop will be held in the Parent Resource Center of New Bridge Learning Center at 5915 Nine Mile Rd. RSVP , email Lisa H. Abernathey.

The Henrico County Special Education Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday Oct 30th at 6:30 pm at Moody Middle School. The theme of the Oct meeting is Parental Rights. Professor Adrienne Volenik from the University of Richmond Disability Law Clinic and Pat Haymes, coordinator of Administrative Services, Dispute Resolutions and Administrative Services with the Virginia Department of Education, will be speaking.

For the complete schedule of meeting dates and topics for the year, visit http://henrico.k12.va.us/Exceptional/SEAC.html.

2012 Buddy Football sponsored by the Glen Allen Ravens in conjunction with the Glen Allen Youth Association - Buddy Football is a program designed for children ages 6- 21 with intellectual and/or physical challenges. Everyone will play! All players are provided a buddy who will provide guidance and protection and most important......FUN! Practices at Johnson Elementary School on Bethlehem Road. Games are held at either Brookley Park or RF&P Park.  FREE and every player will receive a game jersey. more info, visit www.glenallenravensfootball.com.

The following are events sponsored by the Autism Society of Central Virginia:

Meetings are free &open to the public unless otherwise specified; meetings are held at River Road United Methodist Church, 8800 River Road, Henrico

Inclusive Lego Club for kids of all abilities in grades K-8 - Oct 13th 1:00pm-3:00 pm at the Gayton Library - FREE

Bowling League for Children with Autism, Grades K-5 Oct14th 1:00pm-2:30pm - FREE for chapter members; $25 /non-members (includes annual membership fee) ; preregistration required; for more info, email [email protected]

Bowling for Middle/High School Students with Autism Oct14th 3:00pm-4:30pm FREE for chapter members; $25/non-members (includes annual membership fee); preregistration required; for more info, email [email protected]

Friendship Group for Middle School Kids with Asperger's Oct19th at 7:00pm - FREE for chapter members; $25/non-members (includes annual membership fee); preregistration required;more info, email [email protected]

Insight 2012 Oct19th and 20th -. Brenda Smith Myles, international speaker and consultant for the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence. Brenda has made over 500 presentations all over the world and written more than 150 articles and books on ASD.

  • Details and registration for Friday daytime (fee) and/or Friday evening (free) session here

  • Life in the Community/Preparing for Life after High School: It’s Never too Early to Start Nov 10th A FREE conference and resource fair with sessions on Disability Benefits/Planning/Age of Majority, Employment, Residential Options, Post Secondary Options; and over 25 exhibitors. The event is sponsored by the Autism Society, Central VA, the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond, and the Hanover Arc. It will be held from 8:30am - 3:30pm at the Richmond Times Dispatch Hanover Plant. For a detailed flyer on the event, click here.

Camp Easter Seals UCP is happy to announce three fall respites:

KOVAR Halloween Themed Weekend October 12-14 KOVAR Fall Respite November 2-4

o There are 25 free spots for the first campers with an intellectual disability who is in financial need for the KOVAR weekends thanks to the Knights of Columbus in Virginia!

o Both respites are open to all abilities and for campers ages 10 and up.

o Activities will include a dance, crafts, archery, horseback riding, and more! October Family Weekend
Fun for the whole family! Camp has a great accepting atmosphere centered around having fun through horseback riding, crafts, games, archery, and more!

For more information, contact A Barge, Camp Director at (540) 777-7325 ext. 8103 or [email protected]

FREE Informational Session on Special Needs Trusts - Tuesday, Oct16th at 7:15 pm at Tuckahoe Library, Henrico VA. This session is presented by: Commonwealth Community Trust Staff & Estate Planning Attorney Mary Ellis. If you are a parent planning for the future of your child with special needs, or if you work with individuals with special needs, this event is for you! Special needs trusts allow funds to be set aside for the benefit of an individual with a disability in a way that will not jeopardize eligibility for SSI and Medicaid benefits.  More info on the event can be found at http://specialneedstrust.eventbrite.com.

The Region One Autism Education Consortium is honored to present internationally recognized expert in social issues for individuals with ASD, Carol Gray on Monday Nov 5th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Henrico Theater - Gray developed Social StoriesTM and Comic Strip Conversations, strategies that are used worldwide with children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). At this event, Ms. Gray will talk about:

• What is and what is NOT a Social Story
• How to Write a Social Story
• Social Context
- exploring how the world can be confusing • How to add Social Context to the Social Stories you write

This will be a FUN and INTERACTIVE workshop! You will go home having hands-on knowledge of how, when, and why to use Social Stories. To register, contact Carrie Radigan at [email protected]

C-MOR Central is hosting a Special Night for Special Needs on Wednesday, November 7th from 5:30pm-7:30pm -  open its doors for an evening especially for children with special needs who are 10  and younger and their families. 


I was listening to the radio this morning and heard about an event called Pumpkin Palooza at the Innsbrook Snag-A-Job Pavillion. It's this Saturday, Oct 27. They are doing a 5K run at 9am. It's free and all proceeds that are raised goes towards Autism. They will have a festival at noon and also an awards ceremony. I'm going to try my hardest to make it out there and support the cause. Hope to see you out there as well.
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