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September News- Starfish Making Waves!

With September comes school, and all of its joys and frustrations.  In addition, it’s National Suicide Prevention Month.  With the Opioid crisis ravaging the U.S., it is important to remember everyone could use help, a caring shoulder, and a strategy.  The numbers for the anonymous helplines for drug prevention and suicide are below:

Call 866-777-6236
Text 273TALK to 839863

Call 800-923-4357
Text RecoveryNow to 839863

The Team Tidepool

-Abby Rogers has decided to pursue her Bachelors Degree.  Let’s give her good vibes and well wishes!

-A client’s mother has been very grateful for all of Catherine Noga’s assistance.

Let’s Take a Moment to Celebrate!!

-LV passed her permit test!


-ML has does a great job this summer exploring her interests.


-MH has independently decided to work towards her Associate’s degree from NOVA, rather than just a certificate.


-BL has nearly finished making a 3D printer.


-RD has been quickly learning new work tasks.


September Events


Strategies for Fostering Healthy Self Esteem and Resilience in Children

Description: A free event to learn strategies for trust by Rachel Bailey.

Date: September 7th

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Location: 1st Assembly of God Church

700 W. Braddock Road

Alexandria, VA


First Friday’s Future Planning

Description: A free opportunity to learn about navigating services for individuals with dual diagnoses.

Date: September 8th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: The Arc of Northern Virginia Office
2755 Hartland Rd, Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043


PEATC Parent and Youth Empowerment Summit

Description: A symposium to encourage self-advocacy and learning for no cost to registered attendees.

Date: September 8th and 9th

Time: 6:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Great Wolf Lodge

549 East Rochambeau Drive

Williamsburg, VA 23188


Executive Function: Strategies to help orchestrate your life

Description:  A part of CHADD’s lecture series that is free to attend.

Date:  September 12th

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Oakwood School

7210 Braddock Road

Annandale, VA 22003


Autism Research Symposium

Description:  A no-cost event dedicated to bringing research information to the public. RSVP for Space.

Date:  September 15th

Time:  7:30am-1:30pm

Location: Fairview Park Marriott

3111 Fairview Park Drive

Falls Church, VA 22042



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