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Old 01-13-2009, 08:32 AM
 
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I have a twin sister with special needs(26 years old). She moved to Richmond with my parents a year ago and I just moved to Richmond 4 months ago. My sister only goes out and get to see people on some weekends when our parents take her to some national park or shopping mall and on weekdays when one of us take her with us to do regular things like going to the grocery store. She needs to be part of some sort of routine, do weekly activities. She likes music, impersonating in a stage and likes to watch dancing, theatrical/musical shows very much. Please advise, thanks!
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:00 AM
 
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I heard the Salvation Army rehabilitation center does creative things with adults. Not quite sure where in Richmond, but you can call the local chapter and ask them.
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:50 PM
 
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You can also try the ARC (804)358-1874. They have a 2 programs for adults that I know of. Depending on their level of functioning. One i believe is a workshop and the other day support. If they are not what you and your family is looking for, they may be able to give you a few other choices. Good luck.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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I have a twin sister with special needs(26 years old). She moved to Richmond with my parents a year ago and I just moved to Richmond 4 months ago. My sister only goes out and get to see people on some weekends when our parents take her to some national park or shopping mall and on weekdays when one of us take her with us to do regular things like going to the grocery store. She needs to be part of some sort of routine, do weekly activities. She likes music, impersonating in a stage and likes to watch dancing, theatrical/musical shows very much. Please advise, thanks!
I would contact the local CSB and see if your sister can have a mentor (or what the local CSB calls this service) or attend day-support. A mentor can usually be used on evenings and to be a guide in the community and go shopping, the movies etc, etc depending on the need. A day-support is supposed to provide educational and fun activities roughly during office hours. However, it is important that she has some kind of MR Medicaid Waiver or similar to pay for the service. What part of Richmond does she live in?
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