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  1. Upcoming Special Events for Children with Special/Sensory Needs

    Here is our BIG LIST of upcoming events specifically designed for local families in Hampton Roads with special needs.

    April 10, 2024
  2. Project Lifesaver – Hampton Roads, Virginia

    For those of you who are caretakers for individuals or family members with special needs – this information is SO Important. Project Lifesaver serves the Hampton Roads Community and has SAVED LIVES.

    February 15, 2024
  3. Programs For Children with Special Needs in Hampton Roads, Virginia

    There are lots of great local programs that offer classes, activities, and resources for children with special needs in Hampton Roads.

    January 8, 2024
  4. Mighty Monarchs – Visual Impairment (Norfolk)

    The Mighty Monarchs Adapted Sports Program is a no cost community-based adapted sports program for youth with visual impairments and their friends. Held on the campus of ODU, this program offers the opportunity for youth with visual impairments to participate […]

    January 30, 2023
  5. 2022 Santa Events for Local Families with Special Needs in Hampton Roads

    These events are designed specifically for Hampton Roads families with special needs.

    December 16, 2022
  6. Children’s Challenging Behaviors – Free Workshop

    Children’s Challenging Behaviors is a workshop for parents of children and youth with mental health needs.

    October 13, 2022
  7. All Abilities Night at iFly Virginia Beach

    iFly Virginia Beach is hosting an "All Abilities Night" specifically for families and individuals with special needs!

    October 7, 2022
  8. Special Day for Special Needs at The Children’s Museum of VA

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

    May 17, 2022
  9. Kids’ Kindle Book: Sensory Seeking Sloth

    The solution-based book that helps children understand Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and presents a sensory diet that offers tools and resources a child can use.

    July 16, 2021
  10. Sensory Friendly Hour at APEX Entertainment

    Families who are looking for a sensory-friendly play experience, don’t miss this hour at Apex Entertainment in Virginia Beach!

    July 15, 2021
  11. Navigating Military Life While Parenting a Child with Disabilities

    EFMP Families: Navigating Military Life While Parenting a Child with Disabilities.

    June 8, 2021
  12. 2021 Virtual Conference: Understandingly Inclusive

    Tidewater Autism Society’s 2021 Virtual Conference: Understandingly Inclusive

    May 11, 2021
  13. Kids’ Kindle Book: In the Land of Giants – A Special Needs Adventure

    A young boy discovers that people who are different from him can make awesome friends in this magical adventure celebrating diversity and special needs!

    May 5, 2021
  14. Sensory Friendly Morning at the Virginia Aquarium

    The Virginia Aquarium ​​will open early exclusively for individuals and families wanting a quieter Aquarium experience with soft lighting, limited sounds, and other modifications.

    March 4, 2021
  15. MEKOS Skate Park – Special Ability Morning

    An upcoming special event at Mekos Indoor Skate Park in Hampton – a Special Ability Morning.

    February 25, 2021
  16. Free Presentation: CHKD Developmental Pediatrics

    When you have concerns about your child’s development, finding reliable information and the best path forward can be overwhelming.

    February 23, 2021
  17. MixMo Adaptive Dance Programs

    For those of you with family members who have special needs, specifically a family member with Down Syndrome, Autism, or who uses a wheelchair, make sure to check out the upcoming MixMo class programs.

    February 15, 2021
  18. Exceptional Camp – Ages 4-16

    A camp for kids and teens ages 4-16 with autism, cognitive disabilities, and physical disabilities is coming up this month in Courtland!

    September 18, 2020
  19. The Autism Society Virtual Conference (Tidewater)

    The Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia is hosting their first virtual conference this month!

    August 16, 2020
  20. Transitioning Students with Disabilities – Free Online Conference

    A free online conference – "Transitioning Students with Disabilities" will focus on a series of topics surrounding the transition to adulthood for Children and Youth with special health care needs.

    July 22, 2020
  21. Free Summer Safety Event for Children with Autism

    This weekend, a free Summer Safety Event for Children with Autism.

    July 15, 2020
  22. Local Online Event: Mike Guido – Favorite Maria Story

    A great event for the local autism community this Friday! Please note you must RSVP!

    May 14, 2020
  23. Best Day Foundation – Hampton Roads Events

    A great event for families with special needs is coming to Virginia Beach in June. Enjoy a Safe, Fun-Filled Day at the Beach – Tandem Surfing, SUP, Bodyboarding, Kayaking and more!

    April 7, 2020
  24. Sensory Inclusive – The Virginia Zoo

    The Virginia Zoo has partnered with KultureCity to make Zoo grounds and programs sensory inclusive.

    March 4, 2020
  25. Discount – We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym

    There is currently a discount for We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym in Williamsburg!

    February 27, 2020