a quick note on Covid-19

I am sure many of you are scared or confused about the information on the news about this new virus. We are in a unique place where homeschooling is our new normal. We are told not to play in close contact with friends and learned the phrase "social distancing. " We are the families who most likely have a family member with a weakened immune system, not to generalize but often this is the case. Regardless we should follow the advice to: take care of yourself, sleep, get fresh air, drink lots of water and turn off the negativity. This is serious but we will figure it out together.  Check in with my blog to read articles on getting through tough times, being kind, and other real time issues. This situation is temporary and I am here if I can help.  Have a wonderful and healthy day-----Ava

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.

About me

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.

How to Help

Right now the best way you can help is to stay home.  If you have extra food and your family can offer some canned goods to food banks, many are in need, and have curb drop off options. Send an email to an older friend or loved one to remind them you are thinking of them.  Look for where your community needs help during this very strange time, even if it is sharing cleaning supplies or paper items with people who cannot get to the grocery store. These things really matter right now. Stay safe- Ava

Destressors:  Business hours are suspended during the Covid-19 guidelines. We will check in when this situation passes and give you a guideline for options. 

In the meantime, yoga, dance, drawing and running around the block are good at home options.

For more information please contact me                 Ava@avasarch.com