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Toner for Autism: Richmond mom LaTanya Edwards works for a cause

LaTanya Edwards is a Richmond mom and a woman on a mission. She’s taken her outstanding background working with autistic children to the “streets” and is partnering with Richmond businesses to help reduce their...

Rock n’ Roll for Autism

On Saturday, March 2nd, rock band Leon Milmore will take the stage at the Canal Club for a great cause.  All proceeds from the event will go to the Autism Grant, a scholarship program...

What is Montessori?

Developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, educator and innovator, Montessori is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adolescence.Creating student-centered learning environments that are prepared, adaptive...

Facing the Challenges of Asperger’s and Transitioning to College

Courage to Succeed program helps ease the way through college for those who need a little extra help. For students with Asperger’s Syndrome the first day of college is filled with fear and anxiety. Charterhouse...

Letter from a Special Needs Kid’s mom

Today has been exactly one year since my son Vershaun’s death from Adenovirus. It’s crazy because his birthday and the date of his death were both in the same week. I think that made...

Autism Awareness Day at Kings Dominion April 13, 2014

Visiting a theme park can be difficult if your child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Kings Dominion regularly makes steps so accommodate all guests, but April 13, 2013, Kings Dominion is making extra efforts with...

The Brain Balance Approach to a Healthy Brain: Scientists Make Gut-brain Connection

By: Mark Smith D.C., D.A.B.C.N, F.A.C.F.NAt the Brain Balance Achievement Center, we are concerned about brain function and how to alleviate the symptoms of ADHD, Dyslexia, Learning Disorder, Asperger’s and Autism. As part of...

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...

Camps for Kids with Special Needs

We've gone though our MEGA summer camps list and compiled a list specifically geared towards children with special needs.  Many of these camps have a 1:1 ratio or very low teacher/student ratios making them...

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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