Tidewater Autism Society of America

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Our office will be closed until Wednesday. We look forward to assisting you later this week.  Enjoy the rest of your 3-d...
02/17/2020

Our office will be closed until Wednesday.
We look forward to assisting you later this week. Enjoy the rest of your 3-day weekend!

Thank you all for coming out! #autism #norfolk #support #autismsocietytidewater
02/14/2020

Thank you all for coming out! #autism #norfolk #support #autismsocietytidewater

“Currently, there are more than 103,000 service members with more than 139,000 family members in the EFMP programs.”“It’...
02/12/2020
Lawmakers vow to fix DoD special needs program for military families

“Currently, there are more than 103,000 service members with more than 139,000 family members in the EFMP programs.”

“It’s not good enough for you to come here and make happy talk about how you want to be helpful and how grateful you are for the courage of these parents to come forward and speak about their experiences,” Speier told the officials who testified following the spouses and advocates.”

But this branch of service could be a role model for the others.

COMPLETE GOOGLE FORM, https://forms.gle/e5vLDGA5z7iqqK1P7 in order to secure a spot.Please join us for our monthly Magni...
02/11/2020

COMPLETE GOOGLE FORM, https://forms.gle/e5vLDGA5z7iqqK1P7 in order to secure a spot.

Please join us for our monthly Magnificent Mondays Respite Night at Rebounderz in Newport News for individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

Parents and caregivers, you can drop-off your loved one for a 2 hour jump (6:00 to 8:00 pm). This event is for ages 5 and older. If your participant has successfully attended before and they are 4 years old, then please register and email [email protected]. The age limit is to ensure the safety of our participants. Kika Jessup will text you your check-in time prior to the start of the jump. We are staggering it into 10 minute increments (5:30, 5:40, 5:50 and 6:00).

PLEASE REMEMBER TO FEED YOUR PARTICIPANT BEFORE DROPPING THEM OFF. If they do not eat prior to the start of the event, then please let us know. We only provide water.

Thank you to Lemmata Chiropractic LLC for your support of our Newport News Respite Night!  #IGIVEBACK #autism #repitenig...
02/11/2020

Thank you to Lemmata Chiropractic LLC for your support of our Newport News Respite Night! #IGIVEBACK #autism #repitenight #newportnews #autismsocietytidewater

Check out Lemmata Chiropractic’s new Give Back Hero of the week....Ms. Nicole Leonard Miller and the entire team from Tidewater Autism Society of America!

Lemmata helped raise over $300 to support TASA in their local programs that serve families all over Hampton Roads. We are proud to partner with you!

If you or someone you know is interested in partnering with Lemmata Chiropractic to give back to your organization as part of our Give Back Movement, please reach out at [email protected] or by calling our office at 757.850.0500.

Volunteer of the Week is Brandon Salazar 😎You did an amazing job getting all my flyers squared away!  Thank you Ellen Sa...
02/10/2020

Volunteer of the Week is Brandon Salazar 😎
You did an amazing job getting all my flyers squared away!

Thank you Ellen Salazar and Joyce Fausto Sandan for bringing this very helpful young man into the office!

Just finished our #sensoryinclusion training with The Virginia Living Museum educational staff.  What an amazing group! ...
02/07/2020

Just finished our #sensoryinclusion training with The Virginia Living Museum educational staff. What an amazing group! Looking forward to our continued partnership!
#autism #acceptance #autismsocietytidewater

Grateful to Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) for the 10th Annual Insights into Autism Conference!
02/07/2020

Grateful to Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) for the 10th Annual Insights into Autism Conference!

Advocacy Alert!Please contact your State Senator in the Virginia General Assembly and ask them to support HB 65 The Virg...
02/06/2020

Advocacy Alert!
Please contact your State Senator in the Virginia General Assembly and ask them to support HB 65
The Virginia Missing Child with Autism Alert Program
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+sum+HB65

Here is a member listing for the Virginia Senate, https://apps.senate.virginia.gov/Senator/index.php

A big Thank you to Delegate Jason Miyares for his legislation in the Virginia House of Delegates to create a "Virginia Missing Child with Autism Alert Program" HB65 is on today's uncontested 3rd Read calendar It will pass unanimously and head to the Senate! Thank you Delegate Jason Miyares! Delegate Glenn Davis and Delegate Danica Roem! Our Autism community Thanks you!

Thank you to our  #ROTC and #YVCHR Volunteers for making this past Monday respite night  a great night for our Autism ki...
02/06/2020

Thank you to our #ROTC and #YVCHR Volunteers for making this past Monday respite night a great night for our Autism kiddos, you guys rock!

#respitenights #autismsocietytidewater #volunteers #rock #autism

We would like to wish our dedicated sponsor Damuth Trane a happy 50th anniversary!  Thank you for your continued support...
02/06/2020
Damuth Trane

We would like to wish our dedicated sponsor Damuth Trane a happy 50th anniversary! Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the #local757 #autism #community #autismsocietytidewater

Thank you for helping us celebrate a milestone anniversary! Read more about our company's 50-year history in our latest news release.
damuth.com/who-we-are/news/damuth-trane-celebrates-50-years/

This Saturday, join us and FACT Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater at the Virginia Beach Friends School for a Fa...
02/06/2020

This Saturday, join us and FACT Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater at the Virginia Beach Friends School for a Family Fun Day from 1-3 pm. #autism #valentinesday #familyfun #autismsocietytidewater

Our Valentine's Day Family Fun Day is right around the corner, friends! Join us for a day of crafts, games, themed surprises, and FUN...there's no need to register, just show up at VB Friend's School on February 8th at 1pm ❤️

Volunteer of the Week!  Thank you Joyce Fausto Sandan for coming in today and helping us organize!  You are amazing!#aut...
02/03/2020

Volunteer of the Week!
Thank you Joyce Fausto Sandan for coming in today and helping us organize! You are amazing!
#autism #mom #volunteers #rock #autismsocietytidewater

We are excited to co-sponsor the upcoming Sibshops training on March 27-28, 2020!If you are interested in registering, t...
02/03/2020

We are excited to co-sponsor the upcoming Sibshops training on March 27-28, 2020!

If you are interested in registering, then the website is www.sibshopstraining-vb.com.

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Touloupas at [email protected]
#autism #siblings #autismsocietytidewater

The Sibling Support Project
Social Butterflies Club
Ivyrehab Physical Therapy
Southeastern Therapy for Kids
Chesapeake Bay Academy
Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences / Mary Baldwin University

02/01/2020
Deciding Where to Live | The Arc's Center for Future Planning

https://futureplanning.thearc.org/pages/learn/where-to-start/deciding-where-to-live/housing?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=cfp-housing&utm_content=c1img1&fbclid=IwAR1Uzx1Z1cOwQxMFoVmzevTc5rzODGpvLKZ-f4i73OwgdmXn2Bta8bQou_4

The decision of where to live in the future can be a challenging one. People may not know what possibilities are available in the community, there may not be many options, and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families may disagree on the most important feature...

This sweet young man donated a $1 to us. Bless his heart!
02/01/2020

This sweet young man donated a $1 to us. Bless his heart!

Come visit the #sensoryroom for children with #autism and #sensoryneeds at today’s LEGO Brick by Brick Shipbuilding even...
02/01/2020

Come visit the #sensoryroom for children with #autism and #sensoryneeds at today’s LEGO Brick by Brick Shipbuilding event at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk from 10 am to 4 pm
#autismsocietytidewater
KultureCity
Pal Experiences
@hamptonroadsnavalmuseum

Thank you The Barry Robinson Center for hosting our first Autism Family Meeting!  #autismfamily #autismsocietytidewater
01/29/2020

Thank you The Barry Robinson Center for hosting our first Autism Family Meeting! #autismfamily #autismsocietytidewater

Daily Work of Justice: Ability & Disability The Daily Work of Justice is a William & Mary conversation series centered o...
01/28/2020

Daily Work of Justice: Ability & Disability

The Daily Work of Justice is a William & Mary conversation series centered on individuals sharing their direct lived experience with a social issue.
This February the focus is ability and disability. Over the course of three weeks they will host guest speakers from three perspectives:

February 13: Individuals with experience of a disability
February 20: Individuals working in support services
February 27: Individuals focused on policy and advocacy work

RSVP: https://www.wm.edu/dwoj

All sessions are from 6:30-8pm in the William & Mary Sadler Center and are free and open to the public. Guest speakers include The Arc of Greater Williamsburg, Veterans Services, disAbility Law Center, our local schools, the Faison Center, and many more communities. Attendees will participate in facilitated conversations with one or two guest speakers to learn more about their personal experience. Through these conversations, the goal is to increase understanding, empathy, and a commitment to action.

01/28/2020

We are here Social Butterflies Club chatting with owner, Rhonda Osisek, about social skills and upcoming events!

We will be on Facebook LIVE with Rhonda Osisek, owner of Social Butterflies Club in just a few minutes.  Please keep an ...
01/28/2020

We will be on Facebook LIVE with Rhonda Osisek, owner of Social Butterflies Club in just a few minutes. Please keep an eye out for our chat! #socialskills #autism #local757 #resources #autismsocietytidewater

Today was a day to #advocate for #autism #legislation with our little #advocates.  We enjoyed giving them an in-person e...
01/28/2020

Today was a day to #advocate for #autism #legislation with our little #advocates. We enjoyed giving them an in-person experience. Thank you to Senator Cosgrove, Senator Jen Kiggans @jenkiggans, Delegate Alex Askew, Delegate Cliff Hayes, Delegate Miyares @jasonmiyares for making the time to meet with us as well as legislative staff for Delegate Glenn Davis @delglenndavis, Delegate Jay Jones and Delegate Jay Leftwich. We appreciate your time! @autismsocietytidewater @ Virginia General Assembly

We will be out of the office tomorrow for Autism Advocacy Day in Richmond.  We look forward to returning on Tuesday and ...
01/27/2020

We will be out of the office tomorrow for Autism Advocacy Day in Richmond. We look forward to returning on Tuesday and assisting you! #autism #advocacy #autismsocietytidewater

We spent our #sundaynight with our #autismbuddies and had a #funday Thank you to everyone who came out!  @autismsocietyt...
01/27/2020

We spent our #sundaynight with our #autismbuddies and had a #funday Thank you to everyone who came out! @autismsocietytidewater @ Virginia Beach Bounce House

Spending our #saturdaynight @gameon_gc with our #autism #tweens @autismsocietytidewater #socialskills  @ GamerBus and Ga...
01/26/2020

Spending our #saturdaynight @gameon_gc with our #autism #tweens @autismsocietytidewater #socialskills @ GamerBus and GameOn Gaming Center

We are so grateful to learn from the incredible C.J. Butler, master lecturer of special education from Old Dominion Univ...
01/25/2020

We are so grateful to learn from the incredible C.J. Butler, master lecturer of special education from Old Dominion University. Thank you to everyone who came out on this wet Saturday to sharpen their #advocacy skills. #specialeducation #autism #autismsocietytidewater

Who is ready to see some #superheroes ?@autismsocietytidewater is bringing back our signature community event for #autis...
01/24/2020

Who is ready to see some #superheroes ?
@autismsocietytidewater is bringing back our signature community event for #autismawareness month on Saturday, April 25th. Register today at http://tidewaterasa.enmotive.com
#autism #757local #autismsocietytidewater

Volunteer Shout Out!Thank you Deb Hotaling for all you do for our families on the #peninsula with a #teen or #adult with...
01/22/2020

Volunteer Shout Out!
Thank you Deb Hotaling for all you do for our families on the #peninsula with a #teen or #adult with #autism every month @faisoncenter #autismawareness #autismteen #adultautism @autismsocietytidewater

Mark your calendars for registration dates (April 11 &12) for Surfers Healing - Virginia Beach Camp on August 14 & 15htt...
01/21/2020

Mark your calendars for registration dates (April 11 &12) for Surfers Healing - Virginia Beach Camp on August 14 & 15
https://www.surfershealing.org/camp-schedule
#autism #surfershealing #surfershealingvb #local757 #autismsocietytidewater

COMPLETE GOOGLE FORM, https://forms.gle/yHXu62qd3hLs2mQCA , in order to secure a spot.Please join us for our monthly Mag...
01/20/2020

COMPLETE GOOGLE FORM, https://forms.gle/yHXu62qd3hLs2mQCA , in order to secure a spot.

Please join us for our monthly Magnificent Mondays Respite Night at Rebounderz in Newport News for individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

Parents and caregivers, you can drop-off your loved one for a 2 hour jump (6:00 to 8:00 pm). This event is for ages 5 and older. If your participant has successfully attended before and they are 4 years old, then please register and email [email protected]. The age limit is to ensure the safety of our participants. Kika Jessup will text you your check-in time prior to the start of the jump. We are staggering it into 10 minute increments (5:30, 5:40, 5:50 and 6:00).

PLEASE REMEMBER TO FEED YOUR PARTICIPANT BEFORE DROPPING THEM OFF. If they do not eat prior to the start of the event, then please let us know. We only provide water.

EVERYONE MUST SIGN THE NEW ONLINE WAIVER FOR THE FACILITY: https://rebounderznewportnews.centeredgeonline.com/waivers

Individuals with Autism will be paired with a peer buddy to jump with to facilitate socialization. A quiet room will be available for participants who need a break, and facility will be sensory friendly (music lowered, lights on, etc).

Jump pass and socks are FREE to participants and volunteers, but if you have participated in the past and have socks, then please bring the Rebounderz socks. Thank you!

01/20/2020
My Gym Hampton Roads, VA

A BIG #thankyou to My Gym Hampton Roads, VA for setting up an interactive obstacle course during Saturday's 2020 Resource Fair! We have some future news coming soon with them on the Peninsula. Stay tuned! #autism #respite #autismsocietytidewater

Session starting at 9:30 am and going every hour...come get informed!
01/18/2020

Session starting at 9:30 am and going every hour...come get informed!

We are excited to host our Resource Fair today at Denbigh Baptist Christian School’s Life Center.  Our first session is ...
01/18/2020

We are excited to host our Resource Fair today at Denbigh Baptist Christian School’s Life Center. Our first session is about to start....come on in!

Did you catch the Everything's Gonna Be Okay Series Premiere this week?   What did you think? #EverythingsGonnaBeOkay ex...
01/18/2020

Did you catch the Everything's Gonna Be Okay Series Premiere this week? What did you think?

#EverythingsGonnaBeOkay explores grief, love, and autism, with a stellar neuro-diverse cast!

Be sure to catch the Everything's Gonna Be Okay Series Premiere January 16th at 8:30p/7:30c on Freeform! #EverythingsGonnaBeOkay explores grief, love, and autism, with a stellar neuro-diverse cast!

01/17/2020

Please welcome our 2020 Resource Fair sponsor, Comprehensive Autism Partnership, Inc., local applied behavioral analysis provider, serving both the Southside and Peninsula. Janae Ward, BCBA LBA will discuss the services that they offer on the Peninsula as well as the school readiness program that they offer in Virginia Beach. We are grateful to have them as a local option for ABA. #aba #autism #resource #fair #autismsocietytidewater #local757

Good Luck! 😄.
01/17/2020

Good Luck! 😄.

Good Morning!  We are about to start a Facebook LIVE session with Janae Ward, BCBA, LBA with Comprehensive Autism Partne...
01/17/2020

Good Morning! We are about to start a Facebook LIVE session with Janae Ward, BCBA, LBA with Comprehensive Autism Partnership, Inc., our 2020 Resource Fair sponsor, to discuss the services that they offer on the Peninsula as well as the school readiness program that they offer in Virginia Beach. #aba #autism #resource #fair #autismsocietytidewater #local757

Virginia Institute of Autism
01/17/2020
Virginia Institute of Autism

Virginia Institute of Autism

Congratulations Britney Huff on being featured on UVA Today for your work developing employment opportunities for people with autism. Britney works in marketing at Crutchfield, and has been instrumental in helping VIA implement the Community Partners Internship Program there. Read all about it in this article. Thanks Britney and Crutchfield for creating meaningful vocational experience for our students.

Volunteer Shout Out!Glory Buryn, thank you for all you do for our #suffolk #autismfamilies as our Suffolk Chat N’ Chew f...
01/17/2020

Volunteer Shout Out!
Glory Buryn, thank you for all you do for our #suffolk #autismfamilies as our Suffolk Chat N’ Chew facilitator. #autism #autismsocietytidewater #local757

01/16/2020

Apologies, our video ended unexpectedly, but we are BACK to discuss more with Tia Thomas Dominion Youth Services

01/16/2020

Welcome Tia Thomas from Dominion Youth Services to our Facebook LIVE to talk about community engagement, functional skills, and collaboration with the IEP team in the local school divisions as well as continuing education for behavior analysts and the community at large.

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