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Special Needs

There are various resources for parents and guardians of children with special needs on this page. In addition, the Autism Society of Virginia has composed a comprehensive resource directory which will be helpful for these families.

Cerebral Palsy of Virginia
Phone: (757) 497-7474
Address:  5825 Arrowhead Drive, Suite 201, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Services: Provides services and programs for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities
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Children Having Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) of Tidewater
Phone: (757) 633-4871
Address: P.O. Box 62686, Virginia Beach, VA 23466
Services: Support Group for Parents, Adults, Educators and Others Concerned about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Equi-Kids Therapeutic Riding Program
Phone: (757) 425-8833
Address: 1252 Oceana Boulvard, P.O. Box 4095, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Services: Therapeutic Horseback Riding for Children and Adults Ages 3 and Older
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Infant and Toddler Connection
Phone: (757) 385-4400
Address: 2307 Millwood Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Services: Free Screening and Evaluation for Developmental Delays (Children 0 to 3-years-old), as well as Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy

FAST (Families and Schools Together)
Phone: (757) 648-3120
Services: Structured Activities in a School Environment to Empower the Parent/Child Relationship. Children must be enrolled in kindergarten through third grade.

Parent Resource Center
Phone: (757) 263-2066
Address: 1413 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Services: Workshops Relating to Disabilities, Assistance Obtaining Special Education Services, Parenting Videos and Books Available for Loan
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Pendleton Child Service Center
Phone: (757) 385-4537
Address: 2472 North Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Services: Behavior Modification Services for Children ages 5 to 12, as well as Assessment and Counseling Services, Parenting Skills Training Groups, and Day and Residential Treatment Programs.
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Tidewater Association for Hearing Impaired Children
Phone: (757) 481-1826
Address: 1821 Old Donation Parkway, Suite 10, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Services: Parent Support Group, Child Advocate with School System, Social and Recreational Opportunities

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation: Therapeutic Recreation Programs
(757) 474-8877
Address: 800 Monmouth Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Services: Provides recreational opportunities for children and adults with varying levels of mental retardation, learning disabilities, Autism, behavioral/emotional disorders, ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injuries, visual, hearing or physical impairments.
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Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Address & Phone: For convenience, there are 4 offices in Virginia Beach:
Pembroke Office - 4452 Corporation Lane (757) 518-2789; Green Run Office - 4080 Foxwood Drive (757) 424-9970; Oceana Office – NAS-Bldg.  531 (757) 491-5928; Oceanfront Office – 1091 Norfolk Ave. (757) 491-5183.
Services: WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children sponsored by the USDA.  WIC helps pregnant women, mothers, infants (newborn to 1 year old) and young children (less than 5 years old) stay healthy and eat right during times of important growth.  Our mission is to work with communities to provide nutrition and health information, resources, and support to encourage choices for healthy living. Assessments are done to determine a nutrition risk such as anemia, low iron, or a diet with too many or not enough nutrients.  Applicants must qualify based on income, residency and nutritional risk.
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