Lego Club

Lego Club
Lego Club

Paragon Autism Services will begin hosting monthly special needs Lego Club meetings for children with disabilities and their siblings. The first meeting is Saturday, December 6 from 10am-noon. Click here for more information. Participation is FREE but RSVP is required.   

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Paragon Autism Services

Paragon Autism Services
Paragon Autism Services

Paragon Autism Services provides Applied Behavior Analaysis (ABA) services, family training, educational advocacy, along with community education/support for individuals and families with autism in the Fredericksburg, VA area. The next parent support group meeting is Tuesday, September 9 from 6-8 pm. RSVP is required. Paragon also offers monthly pl...

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Dancing With the Wheelchair Stars

Dancing Wheels Company and School in Cleveland, OH is a dance company that integrates dancers with and without disabilities. Learn more here. Also, the American DanceWheels Foundation is a non-profit organization that teaches wheelchair ballroom and Latin dancing. Learn more here. There will also be wheelchair dancing during the Asia Paralympic Gam...

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Special Kneads and Treats

Special Kneads and Treats
Special Kneads and Treats

A Georgia bakery is giving adults with special needs a chance to learn a skill, hold a job, and earn a paycheck. Special Kneads and Treats currently employs 9 adults with disabilities. The bakery was created by Tempa and Mike Kohler when their 24 year old son “aged out” of their Georgia school system-it provides […]

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September

September
September

Happy Labor Day!! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month! Cancer affects many children and families, in many different forms. Wear a gold ribbon to raise awareness for childhood cancer! Visit here for more information. 

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Go Baby Go

Go Baby Go
Go Baby Go

A physical therapist and infant behavior expert at the University of Delaware has created an affordable alternative to powered mobility for children with disabilities. These toys are modified to allow children to explore their surroundings with independence and confidence. Check out this video to see some of the toys in action and learn more about...

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Brainy Camps Association

Brainy Camps Association
Brainy Camps Association

Check out this exciting sleep-away summer camp option for children with special needs. Offered by Children’s National Medical Center, there are camps catered to and offered for children with various diagnoses including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, etc. Each camp is supported by medical staffing and encourages activities a...

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Children’s Museum of Richmond is in Fredericksburg!

Children’s Museum of Richmond is in Fredericksburg!
Children’s Museum of Richmond is in Fredericksburg!

The Children’s Museum of Richmond expanded to Fredericksburg! The grand opening was May 10th! CMoR-Fredericksburg offers a ‘Special Night for Special Needs’ which allows families to enjoy the museum with adapted materials, special activities, a cool-down space, and reduced visitor numbers. The next one will be held September 26, 2...

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DanceAbilities Academy

We recently learned of a wonderful dance academy based in Gastonia, NC. They provide FREE dance, yoga, karate, and gymnastics classes for individuals with disabilities! What an amazing organization! We cannot wait to learn more about them and expand the programming that STEP VA offers! Check out their website here: http://www.danceabilitiesacademy....

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