Community Events

Paragon Autism Services is proud to host community events on weekly and monthly basis.  Tina Bialecki, BCaBA/LaBA is our Director of Community Outreach and Education.  Tina oversees all of our community outreach and education efforts.  She can be reached at 540-479-3889 or Tina@paragonautismservices.com.

Paragon Autism Services hosts a Jump Club on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5 P.M. -7 P.M. at Sky Zone.  The event is open to all children with disabilities and their siblings.  There is no admission fee for this event.  Registration for the event is required.  Please RSVP at the following link - https://www.eventbrite.com/o/paragon-autism-services-7874618153

Paragon Autism Services and the YMCA have partnered to provide our Finding Friends Playgroup. The playgroup was created for children with special needs and their siblings ages 2 to 5 to provide the opportunity to play, socialize, and have fun through small center activities and gross motor group activities.  This event takes place every Wednesday afternoon from 1 P.M. – 2 P.M. at the Massad Branch YMCA located at 212 Butler Rd., Falmouth, VA 22405    This event is free and no registration is required.

Paragon Autism Services and the Central Rappahannock Regional Library have partnered to provide our Creative Minds group. This is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) based program for children with special needs and their siblings in grades K through 6.  Rotating themed activities allow children to explore their world at their own pace and explore science, art, and building centers.  This is a free program and is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4 P.M. to 5 P.M. at the Salem Church Library Branch located at 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22407.  No RSVP required for this event.

Playtime Pals is a collaboration between Paragon Autism Services and the Monclair Library.  Playtime Pals is a free preschool playgroup for children (ages 1.5 to 3.5 years old) with special needs and their families.  This event offers the opportunity for children and their families to have fun while learning to play, socialize, and communicate with peers their own age.  Playtime Pals is held on the first Friday of each month at the Monclair Library, 5049 Waterway Dr., Dumfries, VA 22025.  No reservation is required.

Paragon Autism Services is committed to the education of the autism community. Throughout the years we have provided trainings to promote community awareness and autism education.  In 2019 our training topics included the IEP process, facilitating communication, increasing socialization and changing behavior.  These trainings were offered at no cost. We look forward to providing more community trainings in 2020.

Paragon continues to be available to consult and provide training and workshops for professionals and school systems. Throughout 2018 and 2019 we had the privilege of presenting our training “Integrating Children with Special Needs into the Preschool Setting” to over 320 local preschool teachers as well as presenting at the SBRA Conference for preschool teachers and daycare providers statewide. We have also provided training and workshops to numerous other professional organizations as well.  For more information about our preschool training or other community trainings contact Paragon Autism Services.

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Finding Friends Special Needs Playgroup 1:00 pm
Finding Friends Special Needs Playgroup @ Massad Branch YMCA
Jan 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
“Finding Friends Playgroup” is a fun, free, weekly playgroup designed specifically for children ages 2 to 5 with special needs and their siblings. The fun takes place in room 3 of the Massad Family YMCA[...]
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Playtime Pals Playgroup 10:00 am
Playtime Pals Playgroup @ Montclair Library
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Paragon Autism Services for a fun, relaxed, drop-in playgroup.  Designed for families with children ages 18 to 42 months with special needs.  Children have fun learning to play, socialize, and communicate.  Siblings and all children welcome.  Meets in[...]
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Finding Friends Special Needs Playgroup 1:00 pm
Finding Friends Special Needs Playgroup @ Massad Branch YMCA
Jan 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
“Finding Friends Playgroup” is a fun, free, weekly playgroup designed specifically for children ages 2 to 5 with special needs and their siblings. The fun takes place in room 3 of the Massad Family YMCA[...]
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Finding Friends Special Needs Playgroup 1:00 pm
Finding Friends Special Needs Playgroup @ Massad Branch YMCA
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
“Finding Friends Playgroup” is a fun, free, weekly playgroup designed specifically for children ages 2 to 5 with special needs and their siblings. The fun takes place in room 3 of the Massad Family YMCA[...]
Paragon Autism Services’ Jump Club at Sky Zone 5:00 pm
Paragon Autism Services’ Jump Club at Sky Zone @ Sky Zone
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On the third Wednesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Paragon Autism Services invites individuals with special needs and their families to jump with us at Sky Zone.  During our event, Sky[...]
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Finding Friends Special Needs Playgroup 1:00 pm
Finding Friends Special Needs Playgroup @ Massad Branch YMCA
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
“Finding Friends Playgroup” is a fun, free, weekly playgroup designed specifically for children ages 2 to 5 with special needs and their siblings. The fun takes place in room 3 of the Massad Family YMCA[...]
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Rappahannock Area Autism Council’s (RAAC) Lunch and Learn 12:00 pm
Rappahannock Area Autism Council’s (RAAC) Lunch and Learn @ Disability Resource Center
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Autism Lunch & Learn sessions are meant to provide an opportunity for families and caregivers of individuals diagnosed along the autism spectrum to exchange information and ask questions of professionals providing treatment or services[...]
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Finding Friends Special Needs Playgroup 1:00 pm
Finding Friends Special Needs Playgroup @ Massad Branch YMCA
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
“Finding Friends Playgroup” is a fun, free, weekly playgroup designed specifically for children ages 2 to 5 with special needs and their siblings. The fun takes place in room 3 of the Massad Family YMCA[...]
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