On the October Calendar:
October 3 – (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.
October 6 — 2:00 pm. Sensory Friendly Performance – Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time. Virginia Repertory Theater’s Children’s Theater offers a free, sensory-friendly performance based on the best selling book about a 15-year-old boy on the spectrum and the crisis and adventure that changes his life forever. At the November Theater, 114 East Broad Street, Richmond. Tickets are free and available by reservation by calling the Box Office at 804-282-2620.
October 9 — Back to School Night at James C. Hormel School. 5:00–6:30 pm, 1414 Westwood Rd. Come visit your child’s classroom and meet with other JCH School families. VIA will provide pizza and drinks for the entire family.
October 18 — Sensory Friendly Screening – Family Friendly Short Films. Vinegar Hill Theater, 220 W. Market St, 10:00 am. Hosted by Virginia Film Festival, Light House Studio, and Accessible Theater Project — “a celebration of childhood packed with fantastic stories, breathtaking animation, and captivating characters.” Go here to reserve seats.
October 20 – Coffee and Chat, 9am-12pm at Region 10 in Charlottesville. Co-sponsored by the Charlottesville Area Coalition of Developmental Disability Services Providers (VIA, ARC of the Piedmont, Region 10, and WorkSource). A panel of local state legislators will share their comments about the I/DD services/funding, and respond to questions/comments from parents/caregivers and others in the audience. Local government officials will also be invited to attend.
Upcoming program closures…
October 12 — All programs closed at noon for Staff Development.
November 5 — All programs closed at noon for Staff Development.
On the Horizon…
November 7 – Special Needs Trusts and Guardianship. 5:30 – 7:30 pm, James C. Hormel School, 1414 Westwood Rd. Free workshop for parents of children with disabilities led by Attorney Neal Walters. RSVP to Hilary: hnagel [at] viaschool [dot] org or 434 923-8252. Please feel free to submit questions in advance.