What’s Going On at VIA

On the November Calendar:

November 1 – (1st Wed every month) – Autism Support Group, for those with a loved one newly diagnosed. C’ville Coffee, 1301 Harris St., 9:00am-10:15am.

November 1 – 5:00 -7:00 pm. Special Needs Trusts and Guardianship Workshop @ JCH School. This workshop will be led by Attorney Neal Walters, and will go over the pros & cons of Special Needs Trust, when a guardianship should be considered, the process for getting guardianship, and other information pertaining to trusts and guardianship. RSVP to Hilary Nagel at hnagel [at] viaschool [dot] org or 434-923-8252. Please feel free to submit additional questions in advance.

November 4 – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Learn to Row Workshop for Individuals with Disabilities @ 276 Woodlands Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901. This workshop is available to students from 4th grade to 8th grade. All skill levels are welcome. RSVP to Chloe Merrel at cem9dj [at] virginia [dot] edu by October 28th.

November 10 – 11:00 am. Sensory – Friendly Screening of Disney’s The Aristocats @ Culbreth Theater. The Virginia Film Festival has partnered with the Autism Theatre Project to offer a free, sensory-friendly screening of The Aristocats. The form to reserve seats will be released at http://virginiafilmfestival.org/sensory-friendly-screening/.

November 11 – 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. Live and Learn Information and Resource Fair @ PVCC Main Building, 501 College Drive. Hear our Director of Clinical Services, Einar Ingvarsson, talk about Applied Behavior Analysis at this free PREP/Parent Resource Center event that will include informational sessions on topics pertaining to individuals with special needs. Register at danama [at] k12albemarle [dot] org or call (434) 975-9400.

November 17 – 8:30-10:30 am. Parent Safety Care Training Booster @ JCH School. This Booster is for parents that have already participated in day 1 and/or day 2 of safety care training. The booster will provide time and practice safety care strategies and trouble shoot challenges. RSVP to Hilary Nagel at hnagel [at] viaschool [dot] org.

November 29 — 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Free Cookie Decorating & Holiday Crafts Party @ Carver Rec. Center. This event is for siblings of children with autism ages 5-14. RSVP by November 20th to Hilary at hnagel [at] viaschool [dot] org or call 434-923-8252.

Upcoming program closures…

November 6  — all programs closed at noon for Staff Development.
November 22-24 — all programs closed for Thanksgiving holiday.

On the Horizon…

December 1 — 5:30 – 7:45 pm. Kids Night Out @ JCH School. This is open to both JCH School and Outpatient Behavioral Services Families. Enrollment is limited. (Sign ups are now closed.) RSVP with Hilary Nagel at hnagel [at] viaschool [dot] org or 434-923-8252.

December 2 — 2:00 pm. Sensory-Friendly performance of “A Christmas Story: The Musical” by Four County players @ 5256 Governor Barbour St, Barboursville, VA.  Tickets will be available at https://autismtheatreproject.wordpress.com/.

December 10 — 11:30 am. Sensory-Friendly Screening of Elf @ The Paramount. Tickets can be purchased at http://charlottesville.theparamount.net/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=2993 .

December 14 — James C. Hormel School Holiday Celebration. 8:30 am meet and greet in lobby. 9:00 am performances in Library and Classroom 6.

December 15 – 12:00 -2:00pm. Crisis Training for Families Booster @ JCH School. This Booster is for parents that have already participated in day 1 and/or day 2 of safety care training. The booster will provide time and practice safety care strategies and trouble shoot challenges. RSVP to Hilary Nagel at hnagel [at] viaschool [dot] org.

December 22-January 2 — All programs closed for winter break.