Raising children in a world designed for the neuro-typical is made even more challenging by the lack of a centralized resource for information, services, and support. Macaroni Kid Roanoke has teamed up with local families, advocates and businesses to provide this resource in hopes that it makes the task of finding these resources in Roanoke, Virginia less challenging. This guide lists businesses and resources, trusted by local families and includes reviews by families you know. In addition, our team is planning several special events and to team up with existing events to offer opportunities designed to help ALL families find their fun!
The Addy Grace Playground located at the Botetourt YMCA is an all-abilities playground. It is open to the public and follows the YMCA hours of operation.
Teresa has lived with the challenges faced by those with severe learning disabilities with my own 3 siblings and 2 young nephews. "This isn’t a business for me. It’s a passion spanning decades searching for a better answer for struggling learners."
OT on the Go is a sensory bus with a therapy gym and many sensory experiences to explore. OT on the Go brings occupational therapy to you. Putting the FUN in FUNction! Kids love the fact that therapy comes to them AND they get to board the bus for play! Play is essential in learning. As a primary child’s occupation, play allows children to use creativity at the same as developing strengths - cognition, imagination, dexterity, physical and emotional. Through play, children learn how to interact in the world around them. Learn More.
Child Health Investment Partnership (CHIP) of Roanoke Valley connects guardians and their children with doctors, specialists, pediatric dentists and a counselor, if needed to make sure appointments are scheduled and kept, enhancing the health of each child. Child Health Investment Partnership reviews medical records and coordinates care with the child’s doctor and dentist. Transportation is provided to these appointments to improve access to care.