Come visit our booth Therapeutic Jewels at the Olney Crafts and Artists Market! This year we’re selling Gluten-Free baked goods and dog treats, earrings, and other jewelry, terrariums, color vase decor, block candles, glitter snow globes, dream catchers, nursery decorations, paracord bracelets, floral resin bracelets, button tree cards, and flower cards as created by the youth in our after school therapeutic integration program. This is a great opportunity to support AccessAbility MedCare, LLC. and all of the proceeds go towards assisting the youth in our programs.
We will be at the Farmer’s Market from 9am-1pm on the following dates:
For more information on other vendors, events and parking visit the Olney Farmer’s Market website at: http://www.olneyfarmersmarket.org/.
Hope to see you there!
Today on June 27th the kids went to Needwood park. They had a great time walking on the trails. On the walk, they passed by small rivers and even saw many ducks! After the long walk, they all sat by the lake to cool off from the hot sun!
Summer camp has been a blast so far!
Our Intensive Individualized Support Services also include taking our some of our students out to fitness centers such as the YMCA. Good exercise is the best medicine for many of the day to day ailments some of us suffer such as anxiety, insomnia, poor appetite, and so many others.
The routine exercise schedule isn’t only for our health. Being out in the community to work hard brings a great opportunity to help and encourage our peers. Whether the motivation is compete or to give support, exercising with a partner makes our routine even more enjoyable.
Our students went to the Mount Airy Fairgrounds to attend the weekend Haven Universe fair for children with special needs. The fair was free and included several fun activities such as hayrides, pony back riding, horse shoe tossing, petting zoos, moon bounces, and much more. Our lunch also provided free by Haven Universe. This is one of the first group Sunday activities out of the many planned for the good weather season this year!
We had a blast for our AAMC Annual Party and Dinner! Our party this year included a talent show, a singing performance, dancing, and other activities performed by our very lovely students. After the performances we enjoyed an amazing dinner together. Thanks to the AAMC staff and families for another successful event!
On July 4, 2013 our students took an exciting trip to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the companion facility to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum which houses a collection of craft too large for the museum in the DC National Mall. We had the opportunity to see several airplanes and spacecraft that played a significant part in American aviation and space travel history including the Space Shuttle Discovery, the Enola Gay B-29 Superfortress, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, and the Gemini VII space capsule. The museum also displayed historic aircraft originating from other countries including Britain, France, Japan, and the former Soviet Union. Getting to see the actual air and space crafts that molded so many facets of our history was rewarding to all of us who went. From the towering height of the control tower to the massive size of the Air France Concorde Airliner our students also enjoyed getting a firsthand perspective the gigantic scale of the artifacts available at this museum. Everyone had a wonderful time. For more pictures check out our Gallery section.
This past weekend our students planted red japanese maple trees in the front yard of our facility. Jessie Needham and her mother graciously donated these trees to JIT and also helped us plant them. Thank you so much for the trees, our front yard looks amazing! Check out our gallery section to see more photographs.
The students and technicians at JIT have added a new fun activity to their weekly schedule… baking time! Once a week we work together to make delicious gluten-free baked goods. So far we’ve made banana bread, apple pie, chocolate chip cookies and blueberry muffins, all from scratch! The students are involved in almost every aspect of the baking process from reading recipes to measuring and mixing ingredients, and assembling them on the baking sheets. Baking time has been very successful and provides the opportunity for students to work on fine motor skills and following directions. Check out our Gallery section to view pictures of this exciting new activity!