August 9, 2018

Resources for Parents: Raising a Child with Limited Mobility

Raising a child with limited mobility can affect the entire family. Finding the right care and services for your child can feel overwhelming. Hampton Roads Mobility understands the challenges you face as parents, and that's why we have provided a list of resources in the Hampton Roads area. We hope you find the following organizations helpful!

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The Ability Center of Virginia

Located in Virginia Beach, the Ability Center of Virginia works to “positively affect the quality of life for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities and their families, ​creating greater independence and inclusion in the community.”

In addition to their free Parent Support Group (held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6pm), they also offer a Summer Camp Enrichment Program that helps children, teens, and adults lead productive, happy lives. Held from June-August, camp activities include games, art and crafts projects, field trips to museums, bowling, the movies, and much more.

Versability Resources

Versability Resources in Hampton has been assisting infants and toddlers with developmental delays since 1975, through their Early Prevention and Intervention for Children Program (EPIC). They provide parents and caregivers with one-on-one support and training in developmental milestones, parenting skills, and therapy techniques.

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St. Mary’s Home

St. Mary’s Home in Norfolk is a national leader in pediatric long-term care for children and young adults from across Virginia who have severe intellectual and physical disabilities. Their students live, play and attend school at St. Mary’s Home with a professionally trained nursing staff. Their Parent Support Group typically meets monthly on the second Saturday. 

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center

PEATC, located in Springfield, provides resources that range from parenting autistic children to brain injuries to epilepsy. PEATC provides family workshops and family engagement initiatives for parents with children who have disabilities.

Kels Kids

Kels Kids in Virginia Beach offer aquatic programs to gain a sense of freedom. Their programs help make the water accessible to everyone by incorporating & enhancing global development; physical fitness, life saving and changing aquatic skills along with aquatic kinesthetic learning that reinforces cognitive goals.

Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center

Dream Catchers in Hampton provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults with disabilities that utilize the unique qualities of horses. By allowing each program/service to meet different needs, their programs help make horses accessible to everyone.

Contact us today at (757) 663-5457 to learn how we can help you live a happy and physically safe life and have all the resource to raise your child with limited mobility!

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