Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Events for Special Needs Children in the Area


Webinar - Learning Is for Everyone: Making College a Reality for Students with Intellectual Disabilities 
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012
Time: 1:00pm ET
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Please join NDSS for their June webinar featuring Donald Bailey, Executive Director of the Charleston Transition College. Mr. Bailey will recount the inspiring true story of his family’s quest to provide postsecondary opportunities for young adults with intellectual disabilities. DSANV’s own Stephanie Smith Lee, Senior Policy Advisor, Postsecondary Education, National Policy Center, will share resources and action steps.

There will be time to ask questions of the speakers during the webinar and slides from the presentation will be posted on the NDSS (
Contact Vanessa Quick, Manager of Education & Programs, at or 212-763-4364with any questions about the webinar or suggestions for future topics.

2012 Washington DC Gluten-Free Expo
Date: Friday June 15, 2012
Time: 3:00pm-8:00pm
Place: Four Points Sheraton Hotel
1201 K Street, NW
Washington DC 20005-4011

The Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) is thrilled to invite you to the Second Annual Washington DC Gluten-Free Expo! The 2012 Expo will feature even more gluten-free vendors than last year! Each vendor will sample and/or sell their products. In some cases, the vendors will offer large discounts to purchase products at the event.
Go to for more information.

Chessie's Big Backyard Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Date: Saturday June 16, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: Lee District Park
6601 Telegraph Road
Franconia, VA 22310-3338

Chessie's Big Backyard is a fully accessible playground area, where children of all ability levels can play, learn and grow together. The entire playground will consist of three sections and will be located next to the Joey Pizzano Memorial Sprayground. The playground seeks to create an environment where children and adults with different needs will be judged and defined by who they are, and not by their abilities. This Chesapeake Bay themed play area features a Tiki Village designed for ages 5-12.

Due to limited parking, guests are invited to take a shuttle bus from Rose Hill Elementary School located at 6301 Rose Hill Drive in Alexandria, VA. Shuttle service will run from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

For more information about the ribbon cutting event, contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662. For information about how you can help support Chessie's BIG Backyard Capital Campaign, visit the Park Foundation at or call 703-324-8582.

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