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  1. Academy of Music
    Music Lessons - instruction may be available in: Bass, Cello, Drums/Percussion, Fiddling, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Park View Strings, Percussion, Piano, Prezuki, Recorder, Suzuki Strings, Winds, Viola, Violin and Voice.

    Band-Together is a pilot program through Academy of Music that provides instrumental music instruction for individuals with and without disabilities on traditional band instruments (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion.)
    Locations in Norfolk, and Virginia Beach
    (757) 627-0967
  2. Aid Another
    ​Aid Another provides inclusion programs that exclusively considers special needs families. Aid Another provides inclusive educational, cultural and recreational programs that are designed to improve quality of life, reduce isolation and enhance social settings. Aid Another is committed to building a network of support, advocacy and inclusion within our community that exclusively focuses on solving the challenges of special needs families.
    - Bringing the joy and benefits of dance and music to students with disabilities. The special needs dance program and special needs music class are designed for individuals with mental, physical and/or developmental impairments.
    - A special needs T-ball league, the Champions. This division provides the opportunity for children with special needs to pursue their dreams of participating in team sports.
    - Aid Another provides various educational opportunities and support services for the community and special needs families to be educated regarding various social, legal and supportive issues.
    - Partnerships with various photographers who have made the necessary accommodations to allow families to schedule a photo session that fosters to the needs of the family.
    - Facilitation of a vocational and lifestyle development program that focuses on solving challenges by implementing accommodations that encourage special needs individuals to engage in everyday work activities, improve quality of life by providing gainful employment and training, reduce isolation by encouraging social interaction with fellow employees and enhance social settings by offering a safe and supportive work environment.
    - Inclusive activities, camp experience, and special events in support of Aid Another programming
    Hampton Roads, VA
    (757) 718-7926
  3. AMC Sensory Friendly Movies – Virginia Beach
    AMC locations in Hampton and Virginia Beach offer monthly screenings of popular movies with modifications for a sensory-sensitive audience. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!
    AMC Lynnhaven 18 1001 Lynnhaven Mall Loop Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 486-5665
  4. Aragona Pembroke Little League
    Ages 4-16. Tee ball, softball, baseball and Challenger divisions are offered in both the spring and the fall.
    595 De Laura Lane Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  5. Arts Inclusion Company
    Arts Inclusion Company is a company where people of All Abilities are welcomed to participate in all aspects of theatrical arts.
  6. Autism Society of Tidewater
    Resources, support and programs for families living with autism.
    Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia 5291 Greenwich Road, Suite 1 Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 461-4474
  7. Autism Society of Tidewater Virginia Community Group
    The Autism Society Tidewater Virginia is dedicated to creating connections, and empowering everyone through knowledge, advocacy, and supports to live fully.
    Hampton Roads, VA
  8. Baila Fuzion Dance and Creative Arts Center
    Classes for youth and adults including performing arts (dance and acting), Fashion, Tech, GEN Now (life skills) and more. Dance classes for students with special needs are available.
    2548 Virginia Beach Blvd #106 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
    (757) 328-3151
  9. Ballet Virginia
    Dance for ages 18 months and up. Dance with Me, Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater and Dance for Special Needs. Summer Programs for all ages.
    4314 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach VA 23452
    (757) 446-1401
  10. Chesapeake Bay Academy
    Private K-12 school specializing in educating children with ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia other learning differences. Summer Camps available.
    821 Baker Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 497-6200
  11. Cinema Café Pembroke
    Movie theater and restaurant. Birthday parties available. Sensory Friendly Screenings.
    758 Independence Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 23454
    (757) 523-7469
  12. Dianna Swenson, Voice Instructor
    All inclusive vocal studio, coaching available for beginning to advance students, including those with disabilities.
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    (757) 560-9672
  13. EQUI-KIDS Horseback Riding Program
    Therapeutic horseback riding program for individuals who have mental, physical, emotional, social or learning disabling conditions.

    Summer programs are available for both the therapeutic riding participants and an inclusion camp open to the public. Campers must be able to follow verbal directions, have an interest in learning about horses and horse care, and be toilet trained. Each day campers will receive both mounted riding and ground lessons in order to learn proper horsemanship while having tons of fun! The camp will help to build positive relationships with fellow campers, equines, staff, and counselors.
    2626 Heritage Park Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    (757) 721-7350
  14. Excalibur Gymnastics
    Gymnastics, Tumbling and Mommy & Me. Birthday Parties. Summer Camps. Classes and programs for kids with special needs.
    5816 Arrowhead Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 499-8258
  15. Forward Motion Farm
    Horseback riding lessons and home to Untamed Spirit Therapeutic and Educational Program - a nonprofit therapeutic riding program.
    3943 Dawley Road Virginia Beach, VA 23457
    (757) 288-5999
  16. FunVille PlayGround and Cafe
    Indoor playground with a toddler area for little ones under 36". Older children's playground is designed for children 37" up to 5ft.
    Bumper cars are designed for children taller than 36". The Virginia Beach location has a Ninja Warrior course! Birthday parties, Special Events & Group Events available.
    Full-service restaurant on site!
    4318 Holland Road Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 963-8683
  17. Green Run Little League
    Green Run Youth Little League including Challenger division.
    1837 Dahlia Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23453
  18. Grommet Island Park
    100% ADA Accessible Playground on the oceanfront. Beach wheelchairs are available for use at no cost (call to reserve).
    100 2nd Street Virginia Beach, Virginia
    (757) 385-1100
  19. iFLY Va Beach Indoor Skydiving
    Indoor flying for ages 3 to 103 and of varying capabilities. No parachutes are required and no experience is necessary to fly in the controlled environment.
    2412 Pacific Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (757) 754-4359
  20. Jump Trampoline Park
    Indoor Trampoline Park offering Family Jump, Jump for Kids 6 and under, Open Jump, as well as Birthday Parties and Special Events. Special Sensory Times are available for Special Needs, check schedule for current dates.
    Lynnhaven Mall 701 Lynnhaven Parkway Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
    (757) 905-5867
  21. Kelskids Special Needs Aquatic Programs
    Swim lessons, paddle board, surfing and aquatic safety skills for children and adults with special needs.
    Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (252) 489-5589
  22. Keystone Education Services
    Tutoring and educational services in Math, Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, History, Homework Help, Special Needs, Homeschool Assistance, Standardized Testing and Early Childhood. Services at Keystone location or your location.
    Keystone Education Services Virginia Beach – Red Mill Commons 2180 McComas Way, Ste. 109 Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    (757) 802-7120
  23. Learning Resource Center
    The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is the oldest, locally owned and operated Tutoring provider in the Tidewater area. They also provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or those with behavioral difficulties. The LRC provides assessment and advocacy services, and provides homeschool support.
    935 First Colonial Road Virginia Beach, VA 23454
    757-428-3367
  24. Learning Rx
    Brain training & cognitive skills testing for children and adults.
    633 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 226-0816
  25. Let Me Be Great Children’s Yoga
    Currently offering yoga classes for children ages 2-17 of all ability levels, and Baby & Me Yoga classes.
    Virginia Beach School of the Arts 3083 Brickhouse Court Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 724-1533
  26. Mount Trashmore Park
    Public park with "Kid's Cove" ADA compliant playground, running trail, lakes, picnic areas, and skate park.
    310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach VA
    (757) 385-7275
  27. Performing Arts Academy
    Offering Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Dance for special needs children, Pilates, and Yoga! Summer Camp programs available.
    4402 Princess Anne Road, Suite 109 Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 439-1218
  28. Polkadot Play
    Opening April 2021! Polkadot Play is a sensory gym and learning center in Virginia Beach, Virginia serving all of Hampton Roads.
    1270 Diamond Springs Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  29. Provision Family Education Services
    Provision Family Education Services provides academic support and enrichment to non-traditional families such as working homeschoolers, co-parents, and families with special needs.
    Virginia Beach, VA
    757-753-0597
  30. Rivermont School Tidewater
    The Rivermont School Tidewater provides a therapeutic educational program for students, ages 5-22, with special needs, including autism, who have difficulty learning in a traditional school setting.
    5163 Cleveland Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    757-497-6312
  31. Roll With It – Board Game Cafe & Bar
    Board Game Cafe & Bar with a collection of 500+ board games that any guests can play. Suggestions from staff are available, as well as help learning how to play. Food and drink available. Opening early Fall 2021.
    869 Lynnhaven Parkway St. #118 Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    757-301-3612
  32. Sandler Center Foundation
    The Sandler Center Foundation provides provides community and education programs including educational matinee performances, free performances for military families, free sensory-friendly performances for individuals and families with special needs.
    201 Market Street Virginia Beach VA
    (757) 385-2535
  33. Simon Family JCC
    Arts, Basketball, Summer Camps, Infant Programs, Mommy & Me, Swimming, Tennis, Teen Programming and more. Birthday parties available.
    5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 321-2338
  34. Social Butterflies Club
    Social Skills Groups and Programs for Kids, Adolescents, and Teens. Locations in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.
    600 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 422-6342
  35. Spectrum Parents Events
    Spectrum Parents Events is a nonprofit support group for autism families. We do everyday normal activities to over the top epic events, as well as share local resources, workshops, scholarships, support, retreats, free & affordable activities for everyone in the family.
    Virginia Beach, VA
    757-418-6049
  36. Speech at the Beach
    In-home and in-school speech therapy services! Over 10 years of experience.
    Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    757-647-9138
  37. Splash House VB
    Release your inner artist at the Splash House! This fun family friendly activity is perfect for all ages. First you'll get suited up in coveralls, booties and a bonnet. Next you'll pick out your paint and tools. We'll show you to your paint stall, which you can keep private or pull the curtains back. Then it's time to SPLASH! You'll splash, squirt and throw paint at your canvas to create your masterpiece!
    Special hours for kids under age 5, and for children with Sensory needs. Also available: birthday celebrations or date night.
    311 17th Street Virginia Beach, VA
    757-937-0646
  38. Surfers Healing Virginia Beach
    Surfers Healing hosts regular day camps at the beach where autistic children and their families can be exposed to a completely new experience of surfing.
    Virginia Beach Oceanfront
    877-966-SURF
  39. Team Hoyt
    Team Hoyt is the inspirational story of a father, Dick Hoyt, and his son, Rick Hoyt, who compete together in marathons and triathlons across the country. Team Hoyt strives to help those who are physically disabled become active members of the community.
    1397 Laskin Road Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (757) 288-6671
  40. The Little Gym
    Classes ages 0 - 12: Dance, Gymnastics, Sports, Martial Arts, Mommy & Me. Camps & Parties available.
    3312 Princess Anne Rd, Suite 825 Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    (757) 368-6600
  41. Tidewater Learning Center
    Services offered include tutoring in all subjects, tutoring at the elementary, middle, high school, & college levels.
    Academic coaching, ACT/SAT prep,
    Educational therapy for learning disabilities & ADD/ADHD.
    Complete and partial Psycho-Educational Evaluations and Full written reports
    Parent and teacher conferences
    Advocacy. Seminars & workshops for PTAs & other groups.
    Study skills workshops and surf camps.
    3701 Pacific Ave., Suite 400 Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (757) 437-0936
  42. Tye-Dye-It Yourself
    We assist and teach customers of all ages and abilities in making tye dye clothing and creating custom dyes for groups, teams, etc. Offered are: Simple Art Education classes, Basic Science of Dyeing, Field trips, Birthday parties, Sensory friendly party and event options, WYNE and DYE nights. Fun for all ages and abilities
    Wheelchair accessible dye station
    Two semi private party rooms
    345 S. Witchduck Rd Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 490-3937
  43. Virginia Aquarium
    Hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trail, and marshlands. 3D IMAX® Theater. Boat trips, tours, children's programs. Birthday parties and summer camps available. Teen nature conservation programs and opportunities.
    717 General Booth Blvd Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
    (757) 385-3474
  44. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
    Classes, sports and activities for all ages. Many free special events open to the community. Summer Camps and Birthday parties available.
    Various locations throughout Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 385-0402
  45. Virginia Beach School of the Arts
    Music and Art Classes, ages infant to adult. Preschool classes ages 2.5-5yrs old.

    Private instrumental instruction ages 4 - adult on piano, violin, voice, cello, voice, flute, clarinet, & saxophone.

    Preschool & elementary arts-focused theme summer camps. Homeschool Unlimited Programs for grades 1-6.

    Homeschool programs: Biology, Anatomy, Theater, Drama, German, French, Spanish, Art, Piano, Music, Violin, Handwriting classes for homeschoolers
    3083 Brickhouse Ct. Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 717-7187
  46. Virginia Beach Therapeutic Recreation
    After school programs, summer day camps, dance classes, fitness programs, aquatic programs and social/leisure programs, for children, teens and adults with disabilities such as Autism, ADD/ADHD, Down Syndrome, learning disabilities, moderate behavioral/emotional disorders, mild to profound intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, visual, hearing and/or physical impairments.
    Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 385-5990
  47. Wilkins School of Dance
    Dance class ages 18 months - adult, Camps, and Birthday Parties. Mommy & Me, Creative Movement, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Pointe, Contemporary. Special Needs Classes available
    3750 Virginia Beach Blvd Ste 30 & 31 Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 340-2177
  48. YMCA JT’s Camp Grom
    An all inclusive day camp experience for adults and children with differing abilities, wounded veterans and gold star families.
    1155 Prosperity Road Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
    (757) 962-4175
  49. YMCA South Hampton Roads
    Multiple programs for Hampton Roads families including fitness and athletic programs for kids and families, toddler programs, swim lessons, arts and theater programs, preschool programs, before/after school child care, summer and out of school camps, teen leadership programs and more.
    Multiple locations throughout South Hampton Roads, VA
    (757) 962-5555
  50. Young Life Capernaum
    Young Life Capernaum in the Hampton Road's vision is to build friendships with kids with disabilities and their families and introduce them to the incredible person of Jesus.
    Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 810-9857