Autism Resources in Hampton Roads

When you first get the Autism Diagnosis, you might feel relieved or maybe a little bit of grief. Relieved that you can finally formulate a plan. Grief because some of your dreams and hopes may not happen. Some people throw the sink at Autism (ME!), while others may dip their toe in and try one treatment at a time. Right now you might be feeling overwhelmed, but please know it’ll be ok. Maybe not what you expected, but so much more. Kids with Autism teach us to slow down and enjoy the little things.

Local information and resources

➡  New Parents: HOPE

Local information and resources 

➡ Top Elementary Schools for Kids with Autism in Hampton Roads: https://goo.gl/RrCjSs 

➡ Plan Bee Academy – Autism School: http://planbeeacademy.org/index.html

➡ Join our Spectrum Parents meetup: https://goo.gl/4tAYs7 

➡  Special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities: wrightslaw.com 

➡ Tidewater Autism Society’s Resource Directory: https://tidewaterasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-WIP-Resource-Directory.pdf

➡ Transition HelpBook: http://www.dbhds.virginia.gov/library/developmental%20services/12-8-10transitionhelpbook.pdf

➡ Moving? Resources galore for parents with kids on the autism spectrum. https://goo.gl/XbTeT6

➡ Military Rebate: For Active, Retired, Wounded Warriors and D.O.D when you buy or sell a home with us. We’ve helped tons of parents navigate the area. Reach out anytime. Fb.com/suziandpam/services

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CALL FIRST

➡ Dr. Eric Madren is one of our favorite Autism Docs. Get on his waitlist now. 757-548-0076

➡ Dr. John Harrington, CHKD. (757) 668-7400

➡ TASA – Autism Society –757.461.4474 and https://www.tidewaterasa.org (This is your first stop – Ask about Autism 101)

THERAPISTS

➡ Jennie Harz (Morgan), LPC – ASD, Couples Therapist 757-685-4453 info@wavespsychotherapyservices.com

➡ OakTree Counseling – Nikki is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She specializes in helping children, adolescents, adults, families and couples in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake find better ways to live, work and play happier: https://www.oaktreecounselor.com/

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

➡ FACT – Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater – 757.788.1993 and

➡ TACA – Talk About Curing Autism Now – https://m.facebook.com/tacavirginia/ and www.tacanow.org

➡ The Hitching Post -757.606. 0756 and https://www.hitchingpost.org/

➡ Social Butterflies – SOCIAL SKILLS:: -757.422.6342 and https://socialbutterfliesclub.com

➡ Inside Out Learners – provides social skills instruction, academic tutoring, teen socials, and lots more through a variety of engaging activities: https://www.insideoutlearners.com/

➡ Vital Therapy – SPEECH AND OT: 757.499..1290 http://vitalhamptonroads.com/

➡ Pennington Group Full Spectrum Services – ABA 757-472-1930; http://penningtongroupaba.com

➡ Hemp House Wellness -CBD Boutique: https://www.hemphousewellness.com/

➡ JT TMCA Camp Grom – Adventure Park for Wounded Warriors, the families of fallen war hero’s, and child nad adults with differing abilities: https://www.ymcashr.org/camps/ymca-jts-camp-grom

➡ Wahine Surf Camp – Our mission is to promote a healthy active lifestyle and the importance of water sports to our area, participate and support local community service programs, environmentally conscious minded, and we host our annual event in October called Coastal Edge Surf For The Cure which is to bring awareness to breast cancer and raise funds for our local chapter Susan: https://www.wahinesurfclub.org/

➡ Moore to See Photo Expeditions Tours and Photography of wildlife, workboats, watermen, and scenery from the Chesapeake Bay region.: https://www.mooreandmorephotos.com/home

➡ Seth Broudy School of Surf – Virginia Beaches premier surf camps & surf lessons! We offer summer surf camps and private surf lessons for all ages (6+).: http://sethbroudyschoolofsurf.com/

➡ I have known Courtney and her family for five generations. Last year, she created those hilarious wine cups for our Santa Party. (Have you taken your meds today?) This year we are getting tumblers (“I think I will skip my meds and stir shit up a bit” and “Keep Calm, It’s Only Autism” in a beautiful sea green custom design). Not only is she incredibly talented, she is a fixer, awesome mom, and will drop what she is doing to help anyone. #defintelyakeeper
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➡ Jodi is one of our own and her Salon is built for people that have a hard time with too much stimulation. They also do house calls, provide social stories and videos to those who need it. ♥️ Abracadabra Salon

BUYING A HOUSE – MOVING?

➡ Suzi Noyes 757-724-1064 & Pam Toth, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

➡ Whitney West, Towne Mortgage – Loan Officer: https://whitneywest.townemortgage.us/

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