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DS Plus Parent Chat
November 5 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PMFree
Wendy Atkinson, OT, will join us in a personal chat to talk about how to support sensory system needs in individuals with a diagnosis of Down syndrome and also answer questions about those with a dual diagnosis of Autism or those with any number of other sensory related behaviors. Parents of children of all ages are welcome to join.
Wendy Atkinson owner and founder of Cornerstone Therapy Associates, LLC. has been serving the Richmond area for over 30 years. She was a VOTA Board member for 25 of those years. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia with bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy and a minor in Psychology. She has obtained multiple certifications over the years for NDT, Pediatric Myofascial Massage, and SIPT Certification. She also has a specialty in Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Asperger syndrome, and also in various programs such as Handwriting Without Tears, the Astronaut training protocol, and the Wilbarger brushing protocol. She performs detailed sensory evaluations and designs individualized programs for students and families. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She enjoys reading, writing, cooking and decorating. She also likes spending time teaching and doing trainings and workshops. She is involved in programming for students with disabilities in her church and in the community.