Waivers and Grants
Moms In Motion
Moms In Motion assists families in navigating and completing the application process for the CCC+ waiver. The CCC+ waiver offers assistance in the home and community for families with special needs children. With the CCC+ waiver, families can access important services like respite and home health services. The staff at Moms In Motion are knowledgeable and dedicated to making this process as simple as possible. To find out more information, please take a look at their website or give them a call at 844-828-5591.
United Healthcare Foundation Grant
The United Healthcare Foundation provides qualifying families with the opportunity to obtain a one time grant. This grant can be applied to ABA services. For more information on eligibility and the application process, please check out their website.
Military Service and Support
Exceptional Family Member Program (Mid-Atlantic Region)
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) will assist families in accessing support programs provided to military families with special needs children. These include, but are not limited to, respite services and family support groups. To find out more information, please see their website.
Parent Training and Information Opportunities
Autism Center for Excellence
VCU’s Autism Center for Excellence offers a training course titled The Parent Playbook. This training is an introduction to Autism and is recommended for the parents and caregivers of a child recently diagnosed with Autism. To find out more information please check out their website.
Autism Speaks offers families of newly diagnosed children a 100 Day Kit. This kit includes general information on Autism, next steps, and a wealth of resources when traveling through this critical stage. For more information, please see their website.
Autism Society of Tidewater
The Autism Society of Tidewater is dedicated to connecting families with local resources in the Hampton Roads area. They update their site monthly to include local events geared towards families with children on the autism spectrum. Their website can be found here.
Kelskids offers a variety of aquatic lessons year round to children and adults with special needs. To find out more information on classes and schedules, see their website.
AngelSense offers families a GPS and voice monitoring system specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. To see further details, check out their website.
Project Lifesaver offers cutting edge search and rescue technology for families with children at risk for wandering. This system is implemented through the local Sheriff’s Department in your city. To find out more information, please see their website.
Big Red Safety Box
The National Autism Association’s Big Red Safety Box is filled with resources on geared towards keeping your child safe. To find out how you can get your own Big Red Safety Box, please see their website for more information!
The services listed below assist families in accessing appropropriate educational services and support within the educational and community settings. For more information, please see their websites or give them a call at:
Advocating 4 Kids LLC
Cheryl Poe, Founder
Judy Fischer, Intake Specialist
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)
8003 Forbes Place
Springfield, VA 22151
Norfolk Planning Council
The Planning Council coordinates respite care for families of children with special needs. To find out more information, and whether you qualify for these services, please contact the Norfolk Planning Council at:
5365 Robin Hood Road
Norfolk, VA 23513
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
The Exceptional Family Member program offers qualifying military families respite services through the Norfolk Planning Council. To get the process started, please see their website.