Ava's Arch

Creating a safe place for kids who have special needs siblings to meet, talk, and communicate.  Helping others find their voice and not feel lonely.
Working together through community programs to give back and build confidence.

I have a sibling with special needs. My mission is to help others, like me,  to feel comfortable in their own skin, to understand that normal is not always normal, and that this is o.k. Even if you do not have a special needs sibling but need a safe place to land, I am here to help because communicating is a good way to bridge understanding and self awareness. Life is hard but no one has to feel alone. "

Giving back to your community, helping others, building understanding of others struggles is a good way to help yourself and others. If you are interested in finding ways to help out in your community, how you can make a difference and feel good then lets work together.  Check out my blog and if you have topics that you would like to see discussed please reach out ! Building bridges cannot be done alone.

I am Ava

I know how hard it is to find people to talk to about "being the other sibling." Just because we don't need lots of help it does not mean that we should be hard on ourselves and take on everything alone. We matter, we are important, and we have the power to educate others on what it is like to have a family member that requires extra care. It can be hard, but we can share the responsibility and help others too. The power of one offering, one voice, one gesture towards another creates a knock on effect to make one voice become many. Kids helping kids is a fantastic thing. Please join me.

Upcoming events in our area: Christmas Kids Spectacular the Kimmel Center in Philly Dec 14, 11 am. 

Play on Philly (POP) is a well known, well regarded instrumental program for underserved kids is holding a concert called Children of the Fire,  Dec 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm , Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral  23 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Check local listings for Holiday shopping outings in your town, tree lighting festivals, and of course with your local community leaders for other ways to give back.    



Dec 8 Chanukah Celebration for families with kids who have special needs at  Congregation M'kor Shalom,  850 E Evesham Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, 11:30 am.

For more information please contact me, Ava@avasarch.com