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Parent Child Play groups/classes

Gym Quest
3004 Impala Place, Richmond, VA 23228-4206 (804) 262-9400
• The coaches for preschoolers have strong Special Education backgrounds
• They support inclusion and the 2 & 3 year old classes are taught with a caregiver
present with the child.
• This might be an excellent facility for Willy & receive PT services in the natural

JCC Swim classes

• The family pool is heater and warmer than a typical lap pool
• Parents attend with their children at 2 and 3 years.

Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC

A comprehensive program of Yoga techniques designed to enhance the natural
development of children with special needs. Our style of Yoga is gentle and therapeutic --
safe for babies and children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Autism
and other developmental disabilities. These methods also provide an effective treatment
for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD and Learning Disabilities
Telephone: Toll-free (888) 900-YOGA or 941-925-9677
4812 BenchMark Ct.
Sarasota, FL 34238

Inclusive Preschools
• Preschool registration happens early; during Feb.& March
• Great preschool programs often have wait lists
• Start investigating the preschools in the area “now” for Willy, if you want him to
go to a natural inclusive preschool.
• At most preschools you will need to speak with the director of each facility to
learn of their specific preschool inclusion opportunities.

The Dora L. Lewis Family and Child Development Center

Weinstein JCC Early Childhood Inclusion/Support Program
The Weinstein JCC has had a formally developed inclusion/support system for
children with special needs, their families, and staff since 1999. There is support staff in
place to provide assistance both to teachers and to children. An Individual Education
Social Plan (IFSP) is developed with the family and staff to facilitate an integrated team
approach. JCC has a Parent – Teacher Resource Library & many established Community
• Adele Karp: MSW,LCSW, JFS/Weinstein JCC Special Needs Coordinator call
804 282-5644 ext.252
• Donna Peters – Early Childhood Services Director, 804 545-8617 or
Westminster Canterbury Child Development Center
Licensed by the state of Virginia and NAEYC accredited, Westminster
Canterbury Child Development Center offers a fully inclusive preschool and before/after
school program for children that includes those with special needs. Positive experiences
help children develop critical thinking skills and an enthusiasm for learning. Inclusion
program gives extra support to children with special needs and their families.
• LaShawn Forehand at
call 804-200-1176

The Goddard School

Hebe Vozza & Nester Vozza, M.D.,
Christine Crowley & Joseph Crowley, Ph.D.
12400 Three Chopt Road
Henrico, VA 23233
Phone: 804-360-8282
Fax: 804-360-5413

Chesterbrook Academy
3039 Stony Point Rd
Richmond, VA 23235-2350
Phone: 804-313-6337