Special Olympics – Meet in the Middle – which was originally scheduled for April 16th will be postponed until Thursday, April 19th due to rain. The event begins at 10:00 at the Caroline High School track. We hope to see you there!
VIDEO MORNING AT THE PTRC – How to Do Homework Without Throwing Up! :Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. at the PTRC. Homework is sometimes a difficult task. Learn tips to make it easier for parents to manage.
How Do Your Kids Push Your Buttons?
Facebook Live Chat with Dr. Thomas Phelan March 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Dr. Phelan is the creator of the 1-2-3 Magic parenting program. He will be discussing the six types of testing and manipulation tactics kids use and how to handle them. He’ll also be answering your parenting questions.
The Autism Society Central Virginia (ASCV) is pleased to offer three types of scholarships for 2018
Qualifying households and/or individuals may apply for any or all of the following scholarships: – Recreational and Social Scholarship – award of up to $300 annually per individual on the spectrum – Education Enrichment Scholarship – award of up to $300 annually per household holding current ASCV membership – Membership Scholarship – award of up to $25 annually per household
More information and applications can be found here http://ascv.org/about/recreational-scholarships.
Navigating Dangerous Waters:Dinner provided for evening sessions. Choose the date that works for your schedule! Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 pm at Caroline Middle School
Thursday, March 22, 6:00 pm at Caroline Middle School Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am at Caroline Middle School
Morning at the Museum – Orchid Spectrum at the U.S. Botanic Garden (Washington DC) Sunday, March 25 from 8:30 am – 10:00 am (Doors open to the public at 10:00 a.m.)
Morning at the Museum is a program that provides access to a museum for individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities by providing pre-visit materials, early entrance for registered participants, and a “Take a Break” space. Participants will be able to pot an orchid to take home, stop by the orchid discovery cart and participate in other hands-on activities.
Sounds of the James
Two dates March 26 & April 6, 2018
An event for VA students ages 8 – 21 with blindness or visual impairment and their families. Ride aboard a comfortable pontoon boat along the James River as Capt. Mike Ostrander enthralls you with one of the most unique bald eagle tours on the East Coast! Presented by VAAPVI and VSDB Outreach Services.
Executive Functioning Understood.Org is currently focusing on Executive Functioning. Here are two of those resources – 3 Areas of Executive Function – Executive functions let people plan, organize and complete tasks. This article takes a closer look at the different areas of executive function and the skills they affect. Boosting Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills
free webinar with Understood Expert Bob Cunningham on March 15, 2018 at noon.
Many kids with learning and attention issues struggle with executive function. Join Bob Cunningham, M.Ed., to learn strategies, games and activities for building these skills.
The Youth Leadership Academy
The Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) is an exciting opportunity for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with developmental and other disabilities to further develop their leadership skills. YLA seeks to empower these young people and further develop their leadership skills. Students, serving as Delegates from communities throughout Virginia, participate in a wide range of activities and learning experiences during this summer program set on a university campus. The deadline to submit the application is March 16, 2018.https://vaboard.org/YLA.htm
The ASCV is currently are offering the following facilitated support groups:
Parents of Spectrum Adults, Parents of Children ages 0-8 with ASD, and Adults with Asperger’s/HFA Interest Group. Complete info can be found here: http://ascv.org/meetings-events/
Did you know that training resources are available on StopBullying.gov? The Bullying Prevention Training Center offers webinars and other training resources and prevention tools for educators, parents, and others working with kids. Available trainings include:
The Bullying Prevention Continuing Education Course (with CEU credit)
Training for Educators and School Bus Drivers
Organizing a Community Event
Working with Stakeholders
Learning from Others
Visit StopBullying.gov to access these tools and learn how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention.
24 February– Smithsonian Morning at the Museum at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560 on Saturday, February 24th from 9 to 10am. Morning at the Museum is a Smithsonian program that provides access to a museum for individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities by providing early entrance into the museum, facilitated movement and art activities, and a “Take a Break” Space! The museum regularly opens to the public at 10am. Registration is REQUIRED at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/si-morning-at-the-museum-hirshhorn-museum-and-sculpture-garden-tickets-41722156092. For more info, contact email@example.com.
Tuesday, February 27 – Video Show at the PTRC 10:00 am OR 1:00 pm – Phonemic Awareness & Phonics – View the video and make activities to take home.
Friday, March 2– Read Across America 10:00am -12 noon @ the PTRC. 1:00 pm – Make a Book to take home.
Tuesday, March 6– Video Show at the PTRC 10:00 am OR 1:00 pm – Reading Together – View the video and make activities to take home.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN – April 28th – Dyslexia Conference – Chester, VA http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9ldr7wcab&oeidk=a07ef1ot9qw4ddf81fc
The “Regs” are now available in Braille
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has translated the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia into Braille. They have had six copies of the Braille translation and will make them available at four different locations around the state. Click here for more info:
Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Day Sat, March 3 from 9 am – 2:30 pm
at the Children’s Pavilion at the Children’s Hospital @ VCU
This free event will feature guest speakers from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is open to anyone impacted by cystic fibrosis including parents, relatives, friends, teachers, coworkers and health care providers. Families receiving care at other CF centers are welcome! Contactkathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
ASCV 10th Annual Recreation/Social Resource Fair Friday, March 2, 2018
Come learn about opportunities for camps, social groups, music, dance, martial arts, soccer, sailing, swimming, gymnastics, and much more! This event is free and open to the community.
FREE movie screening of Deej – a documentary about autism and inclusion
Mon, February 26, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Follow along as DJ “Deej” Savarese shares an insider’s view of autism. With unflinching candor, this film reveals what it takes to make the goals of inclusion and disability rights a reality. Sponsored by ASCV. The movie will be at River Road United Methodist Church
Resources you need to know:
Caroline County SchoolsTransition ProgramCheck out the latest activities our students are participating in.
Rappahannock Area Autism Council presents a Lunch and Learn on the fourth Thursday of each month from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Disability Resource Center located at 409 Progress Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. This monthly event offers a unique opportunity for parents and caregivers of individuals diagnosed with Autism to obtain resources and ask questions of local service providers. For more information contact Tina@paragonautismservices.com.
Autism Society-Central Virginia (AS-CV)
Whether you’re new or have been involved in the ASD community for a while the AS-CV is the #1 resource for you and your family. They offer a wealth of information and resources, as well as, social, support and sibling opportunities. Becky Boswell, Bradford Hulcher, Tammy Burns and the rest of the team are committed, knowledgeable and passionate about helping you and your family. Be sure to check out their ‘meetings and events’ page.
Community Services Board (CSB)
The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) provides prevention, treatment, employment and support services for Caroline citizens and families with mental health, substance use and intellectual disabilities. They work collaboratively with schools, law enforcement, and social services. They can also assist you with case management, counseling, crisis services, and general parenting education.
Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI)
The department offers a wide array of specialized services, supports, resources and programs for Virginia residents of all ages who are experiencing significant visual disabilities. The DBVI is committed to providing quality services to assist Virginia’s citizens who are blind, deafblind or vision impaired in achieving their maximum level of employment, education, and personal independence.
Department of Social Services (DSS)
and the CSB work very closely together to serve you, your child and your family. They help to ensure that thousands of Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens have access to the best services and benefits available to them, such as: Financial Assistance, Medicaid Waivers, Health Financial Assistance, Family & Individual Services, Services for Children, and Services for Adults.
disAbility ResourceCenter – 409 Progress St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-373-2559
A Center for Independent Living working to enable people of all disabilities of all ages to reach their greatest potential of independent living.
Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond (DSAGR)
DSAGR is a wonderful resource. They strive to improve the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families by providing access to current and accurate information on Down syndrome and by fostering programs that focus on education, community services, public awareness, medical issues, research, advocacy, legal issues and parenting.