- Last Updated on 09:05 AM 03/27/12
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
The community is invited to join the Arc of Southern Virginia on Tuesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Leggett Auditorium at Halifax Regional Hospital for a Recreation Fair for Special Needs Children and Adults and their Families.
Families are invited to bring the kids along to learn about the myriad of recreational activities available for children with special needs. With summer just around the corner, the timing could not be better.
At the Recreation Fair you’ll be able to learn about Special Olympics and meet two local global ambassadors – Special Olympics athletes themselves. Those attending also can meet with representatives from the American Youth Soccer Organization VIP Soccer for Athletes with Disabilities and learn about “Everybody Plays.”
Interested in camping? Meet representatives from camps offering programs for special needs children and adults: Camp Baker, Camp Easter Seals-UPC North Carolina/Virginia and Camp Virginia Jay Cees. Learn about available scholarship programs. Meet some campers.
At the fair those attending also will be able to meet a park ranger from Staunton River State Park and learn about available programs there. They also can receive information on obtaining free lifetime passes for visitors with disabilities to state and national parks.
The local South Boston/Halifax County YMCA will be present as well with information on its programs. All this and more will help families plan fun and safe leisure time adventures.
Parents, children, extended family, providers and caregivers of special needs children and adults are encouraged to join in the fun.
Serving Halifax, Mecklenburg and Charlotte counties, The Arc of Southern Virginia advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, working to foster full inclusion and active participation in the community for the enrichment of the lives of these individuals and their families by providing community education, support, information and referral with a strong emphasis on youth and adult self-advocacy.
The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 in the Leggett Auditorium at Halifax Regional Hospital. The meetings are free and advance registration is not required.
No time for supper? Don’t worry…the April 3 Recreation Fair is also a pizza party.