Events By Month and Day:
Overwhelmed? Your NoVA Autism Services and Advocacy Questions Answered
Mon. Jun. 1, 1-3 pm
Abiding Presence Church 6304 Lee Chapel Rd, Burke
Come discuss the waiver waiting list, inclusive education, ensuring waiver rates provide a living wage, and fulfilling the commitment to close training centers.
Family Autism Night: Come Fish with Us!
Fri. Jun. 7, 5:30-7:00 pm
1400 Lake Fairfax Dr. Meet on the pier.
Join us for an evening of fishing for catfish, bass, and bluegill at Lake Fairfax. Fishing rods and bait are provided. No fishing license required.
RSVP by Tue. June 4: Deborah.O’Bryant@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-5621
Summer Make and Take Open House and Workshop
Tue. or Thu. Jun. 4 or 6, 10 am-2 pm, OR Fri. Jun. 7, 10 am-noon
Parent Resource Center 2334 Gallows Rd. Door 1, Dunn Loring
Plan to spend at least 30 minutes to collect instructions and art supplies for two summer projects to do with your kids.
Support Group for Parents of Foster or Adopted Teens and Young Adults
Wed. June 5, 12, 19, 7:00-8:30 pm
4000 Blackburn Ln. #260 Burtonsville, MD
Share the joys and challenges of foster and adoptive parenting: explore parenting strategies, how to build strong relationships, and communication with birth families,
How to Decide Who Decides When I Can’t Decide — With Webinar Option
Fri. Jun. 7, 10:00 am-noon
Arc of NOVA, 2755 Hartland Rd. #200 Falls Church
Learn about guardianship and alternatives, including supported decision making, advance health care directives, and powers of attorney.
Kinship Café: Dinner and Discussion for Kinship Caregivers
Wed. Jun.12, 6-8 pm
Mott Community Center 12111 Braddock Rd. Fairfax
Share a family meal and conversation about raising children for relatives or friends. Includes separate games and activities for children and teens.
Register by Fri. Jun. 7: email firstname.lastname@example.org or 703 246-4653
Medicaid Waivers Workshop
Sat. Jun. 8, 10 am-noon
ASNV 10467 White Granite Dr. Oakton
Learn about how to navigate the Medicaid Waiver system.
Breaking Down Barriers & Creating Community for Parents of Children with Disabilities
Part Three: Sustaining and Growing Your Community of Support— Webinar
Thu. June 8, noon-1 pm. Register: https://bit.ly/2XyT7Ic
Parents of Autistic Teens Support Group Meeting
Sat. Jun. 8, 1:00-2:30 pm
ASNV 10467 White Granite Dr. Oakton
Redefining Healthy Eating and Our Relationship with Food — Webinar
Tue. Jun. 11, 2 pm
The webinar will explore techniques to help turn the corner toward a better-balanced diet and a healthier relationship with food for those with ADHD.
Find it, Get it, LOVE IT: Building a Career with Adult ADHD
Tue. Jun. 11, 7:00-8:30 pm
MB Church Rm A-1 8925 Leesburg Pike Vienna
Learn career strategies for ADHD adults, including the job search process, resume and interview prep, negotiation tactics, and the importance of incorporating your strengths.
Four Common Problems in ADHD Treatment for Teens and Adults — Webinar
Thu. Jun. 13, 2 pm
Learn about problems that may interfere with successful treatment for teens and adults with ADHD.
Dyslexia and Self-Esteem — Webinar
Mon. Jun. 17, noon
Join us to learn how to talk to your child about dyslexia and build your child’s self-esteem.
Screening and Discussion of Broken Places
Mon. Jun. 17, 6:30-9:00 pm
Fairfax Govt. Ctr. Aud. 12000 Govt. Ctr. Pkwy. Fairfax
This documentary explores how childhood abuse and neglect can affect the adult lives of children, as well as the factors that can foster those children’s resilience.
Community Sensory Day
Sat. Jun. 22, 11-1 pm, Mason Dist. Stn. 6507 Columbia Pk. Annandale. This event is for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Includes food, a bounce house, and information on best practices to keep a child safe.
Transition to College Course
Jun. 24-28, 1-3 pm OR 6-8 pm Study Pro 6849 Old Dominion Dr. #200, McLean
Jul. 15-19, 1-3 pm OR 6-8 pm Study Pro 6849 Old Dominion Dr. #200, McLean
This course helps seniors understand what they will need to do to be successful at college and helps them figure out how they can do so. $850
Including Adults with Disabilities in Community Life Conference
Sat. Jun. 29, 8:30 am -12:30 pm
Fairfax Govt. Ctr. 12000 Govt. Ctr. Pkwy, Fairfax
Come learn about and discuss employment, creative housing initiatives, and social opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in Fairfax County
Plan Ahead — The Arc of NOVA Fall 2019 Transition Series $25-$50
Sat. Sept 28 & Nov. 9, 8:30 am-3:00 pm, Rowley Hall, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington
This 2-day interactive event educates families for when a student transitions from school-based to community-based services for adults with developmental disabilities.
Plan ahead — Transition to College Courses
July 15-19, 1-3 pm or 6-8 pm
StudyPro, 6849 Old Dominion Dr. #200, McLean
These courses help seniors understand what they will need to do to be successful at college and helps them figure out how they can do so. $850
Plan Ahead — MedStar Adaptive Sports Camp
July 8-12, 9 am-4 pm, Trinity U 125 Michigan Ave. NE Washington DC
This camp for kids ages 6-18 with a physical disability includes adapted basketball, tennis, cycling, fitness, swimming, crafts, fieldtrips etc.. Equipment provided.
Plan Ahead — Summer Story Time
Tue. & Thu. Jul. 9-30, 10-11 am
PRC 2334 Gallows Rd. #1, Dunn Loring
Children ages 4-7 and their parents can come for stories and activities to support executive function skills.
July 9: Focus and Self Control July 11: Perspective Taking
July 16: Communicating July 18: Making Connections
July 23: Critical thinking July 25: Taking on Challenges
July 30: Self-Directed, Engaged Learning
Accommodations for Recreational Classes and Camps with Fairfax County Parks
Accommodations include physical accessibility, ASL interpreters, assistive devices, sensitivity training for classmates, and staff training.
To request accommodations, email email@example.com or 703 324-8563
Fairfax County Parks – Adapted Recreation for Kids
Swimming, gymnastics, ice skating, fitness, park explorers.
Fairfax County Therapeutic Recreation
Scholarships for Classes with Fairfax County Parks
Children of families that receive public assistance (medicaid, free school lunch, SNAP, TANF) are eligible to take one set of classes per quarter for a $15 registration fee.
Post-Adoptive Recreation Program for Youth 10-15 with Special Needs
A once-monthly Saturday recreation and respite program open to Fairfax County residents who have adopted via public or private agencies.
Contact: Formed Families Forward firstname.lastname@example.org
Give an Hour Healthy Minds Fairfax
A new program will provide no-cost mental health services to income eligible children and youth ages 5-21. Information: https://giveanhour.org/initiatives-and-programs/healthy-minds-fairfax/
On Demand – Dyslexia & the IEP: How to Make Sure the IEP is in Tip-Top Shape
Webinar On demand, available 24/7.
*Please Note: FCPS (Fairfax County Public Schools) and ACPS (Alexandria City Public Schools) can often provide translation services for their events into Spanish, Arabic, or other languages if you contact them well in advance.