Futures Planning – Every month we present the tools to consider when developing a plan for the future to families, siblings, adults with disabilities, and others interested
Next workshop:Thursday, April 11| 10:00 am – 12 pm
Topic: Virginia Medicaid Waivers
Do you/your child have a developmental disability? Do you know about Medicaid waivers? Are you or your family member in need of services, such as respite, personal care, assistive technology, employment, residential services, nursing or behavioral support?
You are invited to an educational experience that will guide you through the Virginia Medicaid Waiver System and prepare you, your loved ones, and your entire family. You will not only learn about the CCC+ Plus and the Developmental Disability Waivers (BI, FIS, CL), but you will also learn about eligibility requirements, application process, services offered, and what to do while you wait.
Speaker: Lucy Beadnell, The Arc of Northern Virginia
Location: ALLY Advocacy Center | 601 Catoctin Circle, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176
The Arc of Loudoun has partnered with Tuscarora’s Husky Buddies Program to present iCanBike Camp! This is a program offered to help children with disabilities learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently.
June 24-28, 2019| 8:30am-5:00pm | Tuscarora High School
Meet Masih, a bright and cheerful eight-year-old student at The Aurora School. Vanessa, his lead Applied Behavior Analysis instructor, has seen tremendous growth in Masih since the beginning of the school year in September. Before coming to Aurora, Masih struggled going to new places, but now he looks forward to visiting the public library or stopping by the grocery store. He continues to learn lifelong skills at Aurora: from learning to share with others, to washing his hands independently, to allowing peers to be physically near him– now, he’s always asking for hugs! Vanessa believes it’s important for kids who are on the autism spectrum, like Masih, to have the opportunity to attend schools like Aurora that provide different learning strategies for all types of students. Vanessa is extremely proud of Masih’s progress saying,
“I enjoy knowing and working with everyone at Paxton Campus, but what an honor to work closely with Masih…the skills he learns at Aurora he will keep for a lifetime.”