Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Autism on the Seas

June 18, 2014 | Family Resource Navigator

Think a family vacation is impossible? Imagine taking a family vacation where you can relax and have fun, knowing that your child with autism is relaxing and having fun too! We want to make that dream a reality for your family. VIA is spearheading a community trip on an Autism on the Seas Cruise! Here…

Tags: Autism on the Seas, Help, Hilary Nagel, parent support, partnership, respite, sibling support, siblings, support, VIA On the Move

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Parents’ Night Out

January 31, 2014 | Family Resource Navigator

Parents and kids got a night out last weekend thanks to Parents’ Night Out! 12 VIA families enjoyed round two of our new respite program, planned by our Family Resource Navigator Hilary Nagel. The program gives kids a fun and safe place to go, while their parents have a night to themselves. Parents’ Night Out…

Tags: Hilary Nagel, Parents Night Out, respite, VIA Families

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Support Groups

October 31, 2013 | Family Resource Navigator

The Waynesboro support group for autism and special needs Contact: Teressa Joiner at (540) 649-1897 Shenandoah Valley Autism Partnership (SVAP) Lunch Bunch networking and sharing support group the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  For more information, contact Karen McCormick 540-705-5126, Sally Chappel 540-568-8095 or e-mail svap [at] valleyautism [dot] org. Information obtained from The Arc…

Tags: Groups, Help, respite, support

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Family Respite Services

October 31, 2013 | Family Resource Navigator

Respite, Family Camp and Game Nights at Springhill Baptist (info taken from: Our Respite Care Program – Game Night! Game Night is for teens and adults with special needs. We play games, fellowship, socialize, participate in fun activities, share devotions and EAT! Everyone who comes should bring a favorite treat. We meet every month…

Tags: Game Nights, Parents Night Out, respite, summer camps

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