Resources

COMMUNITY TIES:                  
 
Adaptive Martial Arts Association: "Breaking Barriers --One Move At A Time"
www.adaptivemartialarts.com
The AMAA is a resource for students and instructors to gather and share ideas, curriculum, and other adaptive training information while breaking down martial arts training stereotypes associated with the disabled.                                
 
NOVA Special Education Forum
www.facebook.com/novaspecialeducationforum
This forum was developed by Juliet Hiznay as a place to share tips, information, and news for parents, educators, therapists, and other professionals and paraprofessionals in Northern Virginia who have an interest in helping children with special needs.                                
 
Securing a Future For Your Child with a Disability: A Parent's Guide to Adult Services in Alexandria City and Arlington and Fairfax Countries
www.fcps.edu/dss/sei/careertransition/resources/SecuringAFuture.pdf
This guide focuses on major issues parents face when their child with a disability transitions out of school and into the adult world:  how to provide for their financial future, what kind of job they might have, and where they will live, among others.  Written by a parent for parents, the guide is easy to use, with checklists, timelines, explanations of programs, and key contact information for Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax.  The author invites comments about the guide:  sampsonstephanie5@gmail.com              
 
Starting Block (LLC): Advanced Mental Health and Physical Fitness
www.startingblockfitness.com
This facility dedicated to wellness through activity just moved into a new 1100 square foot space with everything from fitness rooms to play therapy, private session, and meditation rooms.  Their group sessions target tweens to adults and their individual sessions are open to children as well.  Clientele include those who struggle with anxiety, depression, poor social skills, or who have never been positively reinforced by motor coordination activities or organized sports.