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My Son Was Born With a Congenital Anomaly

My son was born with a congenital anomaly that required surgery when he was just 4 days old. Shortly after discharge from the NICU he started having problems with latching while breast-feeding. After two...

RVA Parents of Preemies: a new support group for Richmond mamas

Hey Mamas there’s a new support group in town!RVA Parents of Preemies (RVAPOP) is a Richmond-based group that provides community, advice, support, and friendship to the parents and family members of infants born prematurely.RVAPOPs...

Special Needs Pediatric Care FAQS

Why does a child with special needs need a pediatrician who manages special needs patients only?Although families may go through financial hardships, adjustments with employment, or lack of family support, research has shown that families that...

Halloween Costumes for Kids with Autism & Sensory Processing Disorders

When I think of things that make my skin crawl I think of bugs, snakes and other creepy stuff.What makes my son's skin crawl? A stray tag, a bulky costume, wearing something on his head, paint...

Autism Awareness Day at Kings Dominion

Kids love Kings Dominion, but all the great things happening in the park can be very overwhelming for kids with autism.  Kings Dominion and ASCV have teamed up to make a day at the...

Unbelievable Savings Right Here on Richmondmom.com

Would you like to save $25 by opening a savings account for your child's future education? How about getting free admission for one to the Science Museum of Virginia, or 1/2 price tickets to...

ASCV Provides Support for Individuals with Autism and Their Families

Becky Boswell, MBA, Executive Director April is National Autism Awareness Month.  The Autism Society Central Virginia will be hosting and participating in numerous events throughout our community this month to share awareness, understanding, and acceptance of...

How to Create a Great Home Learning Space for a Child with ADHD

 Last year, my oldest son was diagnosed with ADHD. It wasn’t exactly a surprise. He had experienced difficulty during his first couple of years of school. He couldn’t sit still, would rush through activities,...

Does my child need to see a speech pathologist?

It is never too soon to see a professional if you think your child is delayed in communication. Many parents consult their pediatrician first, and some pediatricians readily refer to a speech pathologist while...

Teens Volunteer to Make Friends at Friendship Circle of Virginia

There are fantastic therapies and school programs for children with disabilities, but we can't overlook the power of interacting with peers of all abilities. That's what Friendship Circle is all about: Building friendships and...

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