Parents with kids on the spectrum are always hunting for activities. A place where they can take their kids without feeling judged. Meltdown, anyone? You can do that at these events-REALLY.
Thankfully, we have several groups in Hampton Roads that create events for kids, tweens, teens and parents: Spectrum Parents, Autism Society, Asperger’s & On the Spectrum Support TEAM of Tidewater, GATES Gaining Autism Training, Education & Support, Glam Girls, Hampton Roads Special Needs Group, Hampton Roads EFMP Military Families, Virginia Beach Homeschoolers for ASD, and FACT (Home of CampGonnaWannaGoAgain).
Did I miss a group? Comment below and I will add it ASAP.
Some groups focus on younger kids, while others focus on tweens and teens, and some focus on the parents too. In Spectrum Parents, I focus on both kids and parents. AND, I am thoroughly enjoying myself! So far we have gone Paddle Boarding, Surfing, had a Girls Night Out at the Funny Bone!! Laughter is the best form of therapy! All parents need to take care of themselves or they cannot take care of EVERYTHING and EVERYONE ELSE.
***Updated every 24 hours***
To keep up with all the great activities, I combined all of the calendars from each group to make ONE CALENDAR. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be- YEP-Google 🙂
If you want to add a group or activity, please comment below. If you just have an activity you want to share with the community, I may be able to add it to Spectrum Parents.