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Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills – developed by UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

PEERS® for Adolescents & Parents

Enrolling for February

2528 Las Brisas Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

PEERS® for Teens is a 14 week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle school or high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session teens are taught important social skills through didactic instruction, live demonstrations by trained coaches, and extensive practice of these skills during real play activities (e.g. playing sports, board games, etc.) while receiving live individualized coaching from our clinical staff.

Parents attend weekly parent sessions where they are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments. 

Contact for more information – 757-689-0334 ext. 104 –



Children’s Museum of Virginia Special Day for Special Needs

Sunday – February 24, 2019

Children’s Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

Special Day for Special Needs

The Children’s Museum of Virginia welcomes families with children who have behavioral health and/or development challenges. Visitors can explore the museum, use adaptive materials provided at the front desk, relax in a quiet space, and enjoy a reduced number of visitors!

Families are welcome to stay for the day once the museum opens to the public at 11 a.m. Admission is $5 per person and one caregiver is admitted for free.

All Aboard! For this Special Day for Special Needs, we encourage visitors to find their inner train conductor and explore our new Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails exhibit! There will be fun art related activities as well as a train themed takeaway.



Autism 101

Wednesday – February 27, 2019 – 10AM to 12pm

CHKD Medical Towers, 400 Gresham Drive, 5th Floor, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA

Special Day for Special Needs

Please read the information completely before submitting your RSVP.  *Childcare is not available for this meeting.
RSVP here on Meetup. If you have any questions, then please contact our Resource Coordinator, Nicole Miller, at 757-461-4474.
Has your loved one recently been diagnosed with Autism? New to the area or new to the Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia? Need more information?
If so, please join us for an Autism 101 Meeting! This meeting is facilitated in a group format (multiple families in attendance).
The Autism 101 Workshop will include an overview of services and programs the Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia offers, local resources and programs, special education information, Medicaid Waiver services, safety information, and more!

All materials presented will be available online or emailed to you if you request it. We do not require any documentation or paperwork to be brought with you.

This is a free, informational service that the Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia offers.

Please contact Nicole Miller at (757) 461-4474 to order your box or if you have any questions about the parent training.



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







Laser Quest Virginia Beach – Invites you to FACT Free Night   

March 24th, 2019 . 6:00PM to 9:00PM ( Session 1: 6 – 7:30PM, Session 2: 7:30 – 9PM) Registration Required RSVP Space Limited

Laser Quest Virginia Beach, 2682 Dean Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Laser Quest is hosting an appreciation for FACT participants, their family and friends. Register now for one of the sessions available. Space is limited and registration is required. Please note this is not a drop off event.

Register Here:




2nd Annual Autism Superhero 5K and Lil Hero Fun Run – Heroes vs Villains 

April 27th, 2019 @ Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Drive, Chesapeake, Va 23320 – 9AM Start time

Registration for the 2nd Annual Autism Superhero 5K and Lil Hero Fun Run – Heroes vs Villains on Saturday, April 27th at Chesapeake City Park is open,

Please take advantage of great rates (until January 27th) on the 5K for only $25.00 and the Fun Run for only $15.00!  Want to join or create a fundraising team? Please go to our Crowdrise page,

Event Questions? Michelle Redmond – – 757-477-9358


2019 YSC Oyster and Pig Roast

April 27th, 2019 @ Camp Pendleton, 203 Red Horse Dr., Virginia Beach, Va 23452 – 1pm to 6pm

Join us for the 2019 YSC Oyster and Pig Roast! We will be serving beer, wine, barbecue, chicken, chili, and chowder and oysters. All you can eat and drink. Live entertainment- To Be Determined. All proceeds go to fund children’s charities in Hampton Roads.

Tickets purchansed before January 1st will be discounted to $50.00 and we will waive the on line service charge. After January 1st ticket prices rise to $55.00. All tickets sales final, no refunds. This event will happen rain or shine.

You must be 21 to enter the party and there will be a 100% ID check to enter Camp Pendleton.  *The on line ticket convenience fee will be waived for online purchases made before January first.






The following events and resources are brought to you as a public service. The views and opinions expressed in/by any reference, provider, article etc.  do not necessarily state or reflect those of FACT