Move to the Beat, LLC Dance Class Opportunity

A creative space for dance and movement for children and adolescents with special needs

4024 West Mercury Blvd, Hampton Va    Cost: $5 per class  Every Wednesday @ 5:30 pm

All Are Welcome – For information on registration please call Lauren @ 757-809-6455 or email at



Friends for Life

Tuesdays, October 2nd – December 11th 7:40pm-8:45pm

Friends For Life is a group of young adults and adults with disabilities that
have graduated from high school. We will spend time getting to know one
another as well as spending some time in Bible study each time we are
together. The long term hope would be that we would be able to do
several service projects together, get these men/women plugged into local
churches, and even set up a mentoring program so that someone older in
the community is paired up with 1-2 of these men/women and is able to
spend time with them outside of the meetings together.

2460 Potters Road, VB (Gym of London Bridge Baptist Church)
Cookies/dessert will be provided each time

The Up Center – Social Skills & Autism

Children ages 11-13 with normal-to-high IQ and verbal skills will develop and improve social skills while interacting with a group of their peers. While the children are working on these skills, the caregivers will participate in a support group to share experiences, give and receive practical feedback, and enhance skills for parenting this unique group.

October 22 – December 10th, 2018, Monday’s 6 – 7:00 pm,     FREE – Contact the Up Center for registration 757-965-8646

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1901 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth Va 23701


10th Annual Tidewater Autism Summit 2018

October 20th, 2018 @ Westin Virginia Beach Town Center – 11AM to 3PM

YMCA JT’s Camp Grom, 1181 Prosperity Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Free admission and Free Toys for ALL Children. The best Autism Service Providers in Virginia.

Kid Friendly with de-stress area, Petting Zoo, Bubble Land, Bounce House, Break out session to include waiver and long term planning.











Pathways to Powerful Inclusion-Session III

Faith Inclusion Network is  excited to partner with the Virginia Auism Foundation and their 10th Annual Autism Summit 

This Breakout Session is from  9AM to 11AM at YMCA JT’s Camp Grom, 1181 Prosperity Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

This is the third of three sessions to share about and discuss important aspects of beginning and developing disability inclusion efforts in faith communities. The information in these sessions, paired with notes taken from contributing discussion at the events, will be the basis for Pathways to Powerful Inclusion-A Guide for Congregations. 

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2018 Community Resource Fair – Hosted by VB City Public Schools

October 24th, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 PM- Landstown High School (2001 Concert Drive)

Free and open to the public












Hosted by F.A.C.T. And Autism Society of America Tidewater Chapter

October 27th, 2018 12 – 3:00 PM- FRIENDS SCHOOL 1537 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, Va 23451

Admission is Free for the whole family, Games, prizes, hayride, costume contest face painting, crafts and more. Birthday Celebration at 1:30, consessions (cash only).











2018 YSC Fall Beer and Wine Bash

Sat, October 27, 2018 – 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Camp Pendleton, 203 Red Horse Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Join us for the 2018 YSC Fall Beer and Wine Bash! We will be serving beer, wine, barbeque, chicken, Brunswick stew, gumbo and she crab soup. All you can eat and drink. We will have our annual cornhole tournament, plus wear your Halloween costume for a chance to win 4 tickets to our spring party!  Live entertainment by Buckshot and River Boyz.

All for only $55.00*! All proceeds go to fund children’s charities in Hampton Roads. You must be 21 to enter the party and there will be a 100% ID check to enter Camp Pendleton.

*The $5.00 ticket convenience fee will be waived for online purchases made before September 15th.

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Autism Speaks Walk

Sunday, November 4

Event held at the 24th Street beach park- register today at

or sponsor the GonnawannaGOagin’ team at GonnawannaWALKagin


Sweet Tooth A Dessert Bazaar – Fall Edition Sunday November 11th 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

700 Conference Center Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320

$10 pp (in Advance )  $15 (at the door.

A variety of decadent sweet treats by bakers, confectioners, chefs, and local companies will be ready at your pleasure to sample and purchase. Partial proceeds from this event will go to the Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia.

SunTrust Foundation & Autism Speaks Hosts Special Needs Financial Planning Town Hall

January 12th, 2019 @ Westin Virginia Beach Town Center – 8AM to 1PM

4535 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Program is free, but registration is required. For questions email

For more information or to register visit











6th Bi-Annual That All May Worship Conference – 2019   

The Art of Inclusion 

March 7th & 8th, 2019

Church of the Holy Family, 1279 North Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

The arts; music, drama, and visual mediums, have long been used to express our deepest and most profound feelings and beliefs. Join us for our 6th bi-annual faith and disabilities conference as we explore the different ways people of faith are using artistic expression to develop community and also how creative and innovative disability inclusion efforts can change the way inclusion is achieved in our congregations so…That All May Worship. For more detailed time and locations click here: Tickets Required