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.

How to Help

 Marlton SUP needs volunteers who can help special needs youth. There is a training program to participate. If you are a sibling or someone who is able to help "buddies" are needed for sports like soccer, track, baskets, etc reach out to Mark VonBerg, marltonreccouncil.org
CommUNITY SJP Meals and Sock Stuff Event, February 15, 2020 11 AM-1 PM, Mount Laurel Library 100 Walt Whitman Ave, Mt Laurel 
Metrokids talks summer camps and special needs resources for south jersey this week. Check out Holton's Heroes, this site works in the Philly and LA areas to help families and children with brain injuries. It is a wealth of support and knowledge.



 Reach out  to me with your inclusion ideas. Together we build a better tomorrow when we understand each other better today!!!!! 




Destressors: 

Simon Aslanian, Chiropractor- 304 Kresson Rd. Cherry Hill, NJ 08034- He works with kids and he can work with families with special needs as well. He is very patient, and you can walk-in without an appointment. Wait times are low. If you feel that your family member might be scared or have a behavior then you can call ahead and arrange to make an appointment. 
Lifetime Spa Mt Laurel, 30 minute massage treatments can be booked with your parent/guardian supervision. Prices may vary.



For more information please contact me                 Ava@avasarch.com