6 week course for parents and caregivers of youth with behavioral and emotional challenges.
Learn to navigate the evaluation and treatment process for your child.
Begins March 3rd.
Summer Leadership Training for Students with Disabilities
Apply Now for YLF!
Once a year, rising high school juniors and seniors can apply to become a delegate for the Youth Leadership Forum (YLF). Although applications are due by March 31, the YLF occurs in the summer--this year it will be held July 28-Aug.1 at Virginia Commonwealth University.
If you know of a student with a disability who is motivated, and wants to learn not only leadership skills but also is interested in advocacy, history, and improving the lives of people with disabilities, share the link to the video on You Tube at http://bit.ly/14YLFva1 and the application, which can be downloaded at www.VaBoard.org
Twenty-five students from across Virginia will be chosen to attend. The application, which requires two letters of reference and a signature page, is due no later than March 31, so students should begin the process right away. All expenses of the YLF are paid by the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, so spread the word!
A Conference for the Special Needs Community on April 4-5
Adapted Recreation Summer Camp Information
Just a reminder that the much sought after Adaptive Recreation Summer Camp program through Loudoun County Department of Parks and Recreation will be starting the process for applications.
Here is a link to the website: http://www.loudoun.gov/index.aspx?NID=1187
FORMS will be available on THURSDAY February 13th.
Registration for RETURNING campers will take place on March 3rd.
Registration for NEW CAMPERS takes place on March 18th.
At the time of registration, you will need to pay a $25 registration fee and $25/week.
They are also offering a SRING BREAK camp for students ages 14-21.
Please contact Eden Gilligan, Adaptive Recreation Specialist, at email@example.com or 703.771.5010 with questions.
Paxton Campus Activities
Critical School-to-Community Transition Planning
For Youth with Disabilities and Their Families
Beginning March 29
For Children ages 7-12 who have a sibling with special needs
An opportunity for people with cognitive or developmental
disabilities to read and learn together
Adapted Yoga Sessions begin in January
Other Programs for Children and Teens
Social Skills Groups
Maggie's Closet (Free clothing)
OPEN DOOR LEARNING CENTER at Paxton Campus now enrolling
OPEN DOOR LEARNING CENTER – FEBRUARY 2014 NEWSLETTER
Youth and Children's Services
Nurturing Parenting Program
Providing intervention services for children and their families
Navigating the Social World on March 3
A Guide to Social Media for Teens with Special Needs
Virginia Family Special Education Connection
Providing families with critical and practical information regarding special
education in Virginia - funded through the VA Department of Ed
Gamers Union Ongoing club for students with Aspergers ages 12-21
A Place To Be
Loudoun County Parks and Recreation Adapted Rec
Loudoun County Special Olympics
Very Special Arts
Very Special Arts Dance Class
Ages 16 +, On-Going