Creative Approach Development Center, LLC

Creative Approach Development Center, LLC CADC aids individuals with special needs and disabilities with discovering their strengths, unlocking their potential and achieving their goals for a life of greater independence.

In-person and online services focused on helping those with mental health disorders and disabilities discover their strengths and talents, unlock their true potential, and achieve their goals. Resources and training for parents and caregivers, teachers, medical providers, and community members.

Operating as usual

Had such a great time at the trunk or treat today. Thank you Sandra L. Thompson & Associates  for organizing and invitin...
10/30/2021

Had such a great time at the trunk or treat today. Thank you Sandra L. Thompson & Associates for organizing and inviting CADC.

Hello everyone, it has been a minute since I shared updates. I have been very busy creating new workshops and classes an...
10/20/2021

Hello everyone, it has been a minute since I shared updates. I have been very busy creating new workshops and classes and making some adjustments to services to make them even more person-centered. I made some changes to the website as well to make it a little easier to navigate (www.CreativeApproachOnline.com). Club Tomodachi, the anime club is back and I have a new group, The Squared Circle, for wrestling fans. There is a new internet safety and social media workshop starting next month. Check out the website for more info and to sign up for things. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message through messenger or email me [email protected].

06/09/2021

It's graduation season. Congrats to the Class of 2021! #classof2021 #welldone #nextgeneration #specialeducation #henricopublicschools #richmondpublicschools #chesterfieldpublicschools #hanoverpublicschools

Yaaaay! We have made it through another week. Take some time today to reflect on all your accomplishments and congratula...
06/04/2021

Yaaaay! We have made it through another week. Take some time today to reflect on all your accomplishments and congratulate yourself for your hard work. We often get so caught up in the process we forget to take time to reset and charge. Remember to breathe!

#Autism #ADHD #ABA #AutismSpectrumDisorder #breathe #DownSyndrome #Parenting #lifehacks #lifecoach #mindfulness #therapy #selfcare #stress #friday #june #RVA #CerebralPalsy #life #motivation #pbsi #teacher #specialeducation #specialneedsmom #specialneedsdad #specialneedsparenting #inclusion

Yaaaay! We have made it through another week. Take some time today to reflect on all your accomplishments and congratulate yourself for your hard work. We often get so caught up in the process we forget to take time to reset and charge. Remember to breathe!

#Autism #ADHD #ABA #AutismSpectrumDisorder #breathe #DownSyndrome #Parenting #lifehacks #lifecoach #mindfulness #therapy #selfcare #stress #friday #june #RVA #CerebralPalsy #life #motivation #pbsi #teacher #specialeducation #specialneedsmom #specialneedsdad #specialneedsparenting #inclusion

Why Discover, Unlock, Achieve? This started out as a motto for CADC and quickly became the process.  Many reach out to m...
06/03/2021

Why Discover, Unlock, Achieve?
This started out as a motto for CADC and quickly became the process. Many reach out to me for help because they want their loved one to be better. Better behaved, better organized, better goal oriented, feel better. Over the past 6 years I have found several things. 1. The individual often not only lacks the belief they are capable of achieving their goals, they do not even feel worthy of making goals. For this reason, many do not even have any. So, the first step has become Discover Your Dreams. I spend time with the individual listening to their interests and ideas and finding some pathways to that goal despite their ability levels and challenges. Unlock, the next step is where I work with them to Unlock Their Potential. A lot of us have so many skills we do not even realize we have. They are often disguised and overlooked but they are there and much needed on our journeys. The final step is Achieve. This is where I help them align their Unlocked potential and skills with the dreams they Discovered to Achieve their dreams. It is definitely a process that takes time but I am so amazed each and every time as my clients move along their paths.

#Autism #AutismSpectrumDisorder #ASD #ADHD #ABA #Behavior #BehaviorTherapy #BehaviorTherapist #LifeCoach #DownSyndrome #CerebralPalsy #Parenting #MentalHealth #Inclusion #Teacher #RVA #Therapy #PBS #PositiveBehaviorSupports #Motivation #Discover #Unlock #Achieve #CADC #Goals #Gloup #intellectualdisabilties

Why Discover, Unlock, Achieve?
This started out as a motto for CADC and quickly became the process. Many reach out to me for help because they want their loved one to be better. Better behaved, better organized, better goal oriented, feel better. Over the past 6 years I have found several things. 1. The individual often not only lacks the belief they are capable of achieving their goals, they do not even feel worthy of making goals. For this reason, many do not even have any. So, the first step has become Discover Your Dreams. I spend time with the individual listening to their interests and ideas and finding some pathways to that goal despite their ability levels and challenges. Unlock, the next step is where I work with them to Unlock Their Potential. A lot of us have so many skills we do not even realize we have. They are often disguised and overlooked but they are there and much needed on our journeys. The final step is Achieve. This is where I help them align their Unlocked potential and skills with the dreams they Discovered to Achieve their dreams. It is definitely a process that takes time but I am so amazed each and every time as my clients move along their paths.

#Autism #AutismSpectrumDisorder #ASD #ADHD #ABA #Behavior #BehaviorTherapy #BehaviorTherapist #LifeCoach #DownSyndrome #CerebralPalsy #Parenting #MentalHealth #Inclusion #Teacher #RVA #Therapy #PBS #PositiveBehaviorSupports #Motivation #Discover #Unlock #Achieve #CADC #Goals #Gloup #intellectualdisabilties

This is so true. Many students with ADHD (and learning and intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions) get p...
06/03/2021

This is so true. Many students with ADHD (and learning and intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions) get punished for something they really cannot control. It is not being unmotivated, disrespectful, lazy, or not caring it's not having the proper system to help them stay organized, know how to break down tasks, and plan the steps to get things done. When the right systems, routines, and resources are in place, you will be amazed at the difference in your loved one.

#ADHD is a neurological condition.

Join us! Let's get outside and get moving. All ages and abilities welcome. Sign up on the website CreativeApproachOnline...
06/02/2021

Join us! Let's get outside and get moving. All ages and abilities welcome. Sign up on the website CreativeApproachOnline.com. Link in the description.

Join us! Let's get outside and get moving. All ages and abilities welcome. Sign up on the website CreativeApproachOnline.com. Link in the description.

06/01/2021

Happy June. I can't believe we are halfway through 2021. How has the year been for you so far?

We will be launching our Chit Chat Wednesdays series directly to our YouTube Channel starting today 🀩. We heard your res...
04/28/2021

We will be launching our Chit Chat Wednesdays series directly to our YouTube Channel starting today 🀩. We heard your responses and are making the move to allow you to tune in when it works for you. You will also be able to pause and rewatch which is something you can't do if it's live. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel by checking out the link in the description or searching πŸ”Ž for Creative Approach Development Center on YouTube. By subscribing you will also be notified when we post other videos with great discussions, tips, product reviews, and more. See ya on YouTube! πŸ’»

#mentalhealth101 #youtube #subscribe #autismawareness #autismacceptance #downsyndrome #specialeducation #specialneedsmom #specialneedsdad #parenting #adhd #copingskills #selfcare #webinar #therapy #mindfulness #mentalhealth #parenthacks #parentingtips #disability #disabilities #inclusion #equality #entreprenuer #therapist #counselor #rva #dmv

We will be launching our Chit Chat Wednesdays series directly to our YouTube Channel starting today 🀩. We heard your responses and are making the move to allow you to tune in when it works for you. You will also be able to pause and rewatch which is something you can't do if it's live. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel by checking out the link in the description or searching πŸ”Ž for Creative Approach Development Center on YouTube. By subscribing you will also be notified when we post other videos with great discussions, tips, product reviews, and more. See ya on YouTube! πŸ’»

#mentalhealth101 #youtube #subscribe #autismawareness #autismacceptance #downsyndrome #specialeducation #specialneedsmom #specialneedsdad #parenting #adhd #copingskills #selfcare #webinar #therapy #mindfulness #mentalhealth #parenthacks #parentingtips #disability #disabilities #inclusion #equality #entreprenuer #therapist #counselor #rva #dmv

Great info from PEATC Early Childhood
03/26/2021
The difference between tantrums and meltdowns

Great info from PEATC Early Childhood

Tantrums and meltdowns can look alike, but they’re caused by different things. Learn the difference between these two types of outbursts.

It is almost time for our March Discussion. Next Wednesday, the 24th, we will talk with Dr. Darchelle Braxton, of Toothb...
03/15/2021
Parent/Caregiver Resources – Creative Approach Development Center, LLC

It is almost time for our March Discussion. Next Wednesday, the 24th, we will talk with Dr. Darchelle Braxton, of Toothbeary Pediatric Dentistry about dental care for those with disabilities and special health care needs. This is a free webinar for those who register. Check out our website for more and to learn about our other events, classes, and activities. www.CreativeApproachOnline.com

Parent/Caregiver Resources Videos Don't forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel (Creative Approach Development Center) to get notified when we upload new videos. Click to Subscribe Previous Next Introducing Chit Chat Wednesdays Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm f...

Join us on Wednesday, March 24th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm as we have a discussion with Dr. Darchelle Braxton of Toothbeary...
03/10/2021

Join us on Wednesday, March 24th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm as we have a discussion with Dr. Darchelle Braxton of Toothbeary Pediatric Dentistry about dental health for those with disabilities and special health care needs. She will share some tips to help with toothbrushing and getting through dental appointments as well as her favorite dental products. This is a part of our Chit Chat Wednesdays Series and is a free webinar for those who register. For more info and to sign up, please visit https://creativeapproachonline.com/parent-caregiver-resources/

Join us on Wednesday, March 24th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm as we have a discussion with Dr. Darchelle Braxton of Toothbeary Pediatric Dentistry about dental health for those with disabilities and special health care needs. She will share some tips to help with toothbrushing and getting through dental appointments as well as her favorite dental products. This is a part of our Chit Chat Wednesdays Series and is a free webinar for those who register. For more info and to sign up, please visit https://creativeapproachonline.com/parent-caregiver-resources/

Happy Friday πŸŽ‰! We have been very busy behind the scenes creating some new things and will be sharing new resources and ...
03/05/2021

Happy Friday πŸŽ‰! We have been very busy behind the scenes creating some new things and will be sharing new resources and events we have throughout the month. We would like to start out by introducing our new webinar series, Chit Chat Wednesdays. Chit Chat Wednesdays will occur on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. It will be a live discussion focused on some of the top issues and challenges we provide supports and guidance for. For more info about each session and to sign up, visit https://creativeapproachonline.com/parent-caregiver-resources/

Hey February. Please be nice. Your little friend January didn't know how to act.πŸ˜’
02/02/2021

Hey February. Please be nice. Your little friend January didn't know how to act.πŸ˜’

Hey February. Please be nice. Your little friend January didn't know how to act.πŸ˜’

Have you signed up yet?  www.CreativeApproachOnline.com/parent-caregiver-resources/#financialplanning #financialadvisor ...
01/13/2021

Have you signed up yet? www.CreativeApproachOnline.com/parent-caregiver-resources/
#financialplanning #financialadvisor #specialneedsmom #specialneedsdad #futureplanning #familygoals #autism #autismawareness #downsyndrome #adhd #mentalhealth #parenting #disabilities #inclusion #2021 #savings #savingmoney #cerebralpalsy #CADC #ableaccount

Have you signed up yet? www.CreativeApproachOnline.com/parent-caregiver-resources/
#financialplanning #financialadvisor #specialneedsmom #specialneedsdad #futureplanning #familygoals #autism #autismawareness #downsyndrome #adhd #mentalhealth #parenting #disabilities #inclusion #2021 #savings #savingmoney #cerebralpalsy #CADC #ableaccount

Just taking a moment to say hello. Drop and emoji to describe how Monday has treated you. It's a 🀯 for me. #monday #busy...
01/11/2021

Just taking a moment to say hello. Drop and emoji to describe how Monday has treated you. It's a 🀯 for me. #monday #busybee #zoomlife #entreprenuer #autism #anxiety #downsyndrome #mentalhealth #rva #2021 #CADC #disabilities #specialeducation #hello #howareyou #specialneedsdad #specialneedsmom #specialeducationteacher #inclusion

Just taking a moment to say hello. Drop and emoji to describe how Monday has treated you. It's a 🀯 for me. #monday #busybee #zoomlife #entreprenuer #autism #anxiety #downsyndrome #mentalhealth #rva #2021 #CADC #disabilities #specialeducation #hello #howareyou #specialneedsdad #specialneedsmom #specialeducationteacher #inclusion

Our friends at Richmond Autism Integration Network are getting ready to start the next session of Social Saturdays. Deta...
01/08/2021

Our friends at Richmond Autism Integration Network are getting ready to start the next session of Social Saturdays. Details below 😊

Registration for Winter Social Saturdays is now open! We are following current VDH guidelines for COVID safety so enrollment numbers are extremely limited. Drop in is available if we have space We will begin next week (1/16/21) and run in 5 week sessions through the end of March. Contact [email protected] for more information
#richmondautismintergrationnetwork #rainsocialsaturdays #socialskills

It's a new year and the perfect time to start planning for 2021 and the years to come. Join us Wednesday, February 17th ...
01/07/2021

It's a new year and the perfect time to start planning for 2021 and the years to come. Join us Wednesday, February 17th from 6-7 as we talk with Virginia Asset Management Financial Advisor, Ashley Foster about what financial planning looks like for the special needs family. She will be sharing info about programs families can use to get started and tips for how to save for the future even when you only have a small amount to set aside. Visit our website for more info and to register for this webinar. www.CreativeApproachOnline.com

#financialplanning #savings #ableaccount #autism #money #parenting #financialadvisor #budget #visionboard #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #specialneedsdad #futureplanning #downsyndrome #disability #rva #richmondva #henrico #hanover #chesterfield #howto #rich #disabled #positivevibes #webinar #january #2021

It's a new year and the perfect time to start planning for 2021 and the years to come. Join us Wednesday, February 17th from 6-7 as we talk with Virginia Asset Management Financial Advisor, Ashley Foster about what financial planning looks like for the special needs family. She will be sharing info about programs families can use to get started and tips for how to save for the future even when you only have a small amount to set aside. Visit our website for more info and to register for this webinar. www.CreativeApproachOnline.com

#financialplanning #savings #ableaccount #autism #money #parenting #financialadvisor #budget #visionboard #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #specialneedsdad #futureplanning #downsyndrome #disability #rva #richmondva #henrico #hanover #chesterfield #howto #rich #disabled #positivevibes #webinar #january #2021

01/05/2021

On January 5, 2015, I took a leap of faith (with an extremely small budget) and officially launched the Creative Approach Development Center πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰. I was not sure how I was going to make it work I just knew I wanted 3 things. 1) to show people with disabilities and mental health challenges that their diagnosis does not define them and that they are capable of living the life they want to live. 2. To educate the public that people with diverse needs still have the same basic needs and should be respected and included, and 3. To provide those who love and support a person with a disability or mental health challenges with resources and a support system. My initial goal was to just help 5 people by the end of the year. Now I am incredibly proud to say we have helped hundreds and have no plans of slowing down πŸ’•. In fact, we are working hard on a new online classroom to reach even more and make it easier to access our resources. These past 6 years have been full of lots and ups and oh so many downs but, we made it and I can't wait to see what this year and all the ones in the future have in store for us! Happy Birthday CADC! Please stop by our website πŸ’» www.CreativeApproachOnline.com and sign up for info about upcoming events, workshops, and resources.

#happynewyear #Happybirthday #2021 #RVA # selfcare #mentalhealth #entreprenuer #femaleboss #autism #adhd #RVA #disabilities #inclusion #downsyndrome #specialeducation #specialneeds #parenting #anxiety #goals #business #lifecoach #mentor #school #homeschool #Richmond #Chesterfield #Henrico #Hanover

We have 2 seats left for the upcoming Understanding & Beating Anxiety workshop! Does your teen struggle with anxiety and...
12/03/2020

We have 2 seats left for the upcoming Understanding & Beating Anxiety workshop! Does your teen struggle with anxiety and dealing with stress? This 8-part interactive workshop teaches teens about anxiety, how it affects their bodies and ability to make and reach goals, and how to overcome it so it stops interfering with their quality of life. For more info and to sign up go to www.CreativeApproachOnline.com/Teens. If you have questions, email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 804-876-2115. #rva #teens #teenanxiety #autism #adhd #anxiety #mentalhealthforteens #mentalhealth #Chesterfield #Henrico #Richmond #Hanover #Petersburg #workshop #CADC #downsyndrome #2020goals #distancelearning #pandemicparenting

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2819 N. Parham Rd. Suite 150
Richmond, VA
23294

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 2pm

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Creative Approach Development Center was established in 2015 by Zipporah Shackleford. Over the years as a special needs sibling and special needs mom, Zipporah has experienced many barriers and obstacles with organizing and maintaining services for her family.

Frustrated with the lack of options, supports, and resources, she decided to make a change by starting an organization that works with children and adults with disabilities and challenges to help them develop personal goals geared for self-sufficiency, independence and reach them.

What makes Creative Approach Development Center different is that we believe plans should not only involve the individual but, they should lead their planning with their personal preferences and choices.

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Had such a great time at the trunk or treat today. Thank you Sandra L. Thompson & Associates for organizing and inviting CADC.
Hello everyone, it has been a minute since I shared updates. I have been very busy creating new workshops and classes and making some adjustments to services to make them even more person-centered. I made some changes to the website as well to make it a little easier to navigate (www.CreativeApproachOnline.com). Club Tomodachi, the anime club is back and I have a new group, The Squared Circle, for wrestling fans. There is a new internet safety and social media workshop starting next month. Check out the website for more info and to sign up for things. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message through messenger or email me [email protected].
It's graduation season. Congrats to the Class of 2021! #classof2021 #welldone #nextgeneration #specialeducation #henricopublicschools #richmondpublicschools #chesterfieldpublicschools #hanoverpublicschools
Yaaaay! We have made it through another week. Take some time today to reflect on all your accomplishments and congratulate yourself for your hard work. We often get so caught up in the process we forget to take time to reset and charge. Remember to breathe! #Autism #ADHD #ABA #AutismSpectrumDisorder #breathe #DownSyndrome #Parenting #lifehacks #lifecoach #mindfulness #therapy #selfcare #stress #friday #june #RVA #CerebralPalsy #life #motivation #pbsi #teacher #specialeducation #specialneedsmom #specialneedsdad #specialneedsparenting #inclusion
Why Discover, Unlock, Achieve? This started out as a motto for CADC and quickly became the process. Many reach out to me for help because they want their loved one to be better. Better behaved, better organized, better goal oriented, feel better. Over the past 6 years I have found several things. 1. The individual often not only lacks the belief they are capable of achieving their goals, they do not even feel worthy of making goals. For this reason, many do not even have any. So, the first step has become Discover Your Dreams. I spend time with the individual listening to their interests and ideas and finding some pathways to that goal despite their ability levels and challenges. Unlock, the next step is where I work with them to Unlock Their Potential. A lot of us have so many skills we do not even realize we have. They are often disguised and overlooked but they are there and much needed on our journeys. The final step is Achieve. This is where I help them align their Unlocked potential and skills with the dreams they Discovered to Achieve their dreams. It is definitely a process that takes time but I am so amazed each and every time as my clients move along their paths. #Autism #AutismSpectrumDisorder #ASD #ADHD #ABA #Behavior #BehaviorTherapy #BehaviorTherapist #LifeCoach #DownSyndrome #CerebralPalsy #Parenting #MentalHealth #Inclusion #Teacher #RVA #Therapy #PBS #PositiveBehaviorSupports #Motivation #Discover #Unlock #Achieve #CADC #Goals #Gloup #intellectualdisabilties
This is so true. Many students with ADHD (and learning and intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions) get punished for something they really cannot control. It is not being unmotivated, disrespectful, lazy, or not caring it's not having the proper system to help them stay organized, know how to break down tasks, and plan the steps to get things done. When the right systems, routines, and resources are in place, you will be amazed at the difference in your loved one.
Join us! Let's get outside and get moving. All ages and abilities welcome. Sign up on the website CreativeApproachOnline.com. Link in the description.
Happy June. I can't believe we are halfway through 2021. How has the year been for you so far?
We will be launching our Chit Chat Wednesdays series directly to our YouTube Channel starting today 🀩. We heard your responses and are making the move to allow you to tune in when it works for you. You will also be able to pause and rewatch which is something you can't do if it's live. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel by checking out the link in the description or searching πŸ”Ž for Creative Approach Development Center on YouTube. By subscribing you will also be notified when we post other videos with great discussions, tips, product reviews, and more. See ya on YouTube! πŸ’» #mentalhealth101 #youtube #subscribe #autismawareness #autismacceptance #downsyndrome #specialeducation #specialneedsmom #specialneedsdad #parenting #adhd #copingskills #selfcare #webinar #therapy #mindfulness #mentalhealth #parenthacks #parentingtips #disability #disabilities #inclusion #equality #entreprenuer #therapist #counselor #rva #dmv
Great info from PEATC Early Childhood
It is almost time for our March Discussion. Next Wednesday, the 24th, we will talk with Dr. Darchelle Braxton, of Toothbeary Pediatric Dentistry about dental care for those with disabilities and special health care needs. This is a free webinar for those who register. Check out our website for more and to learn about our other events, classes, and activities. www.CreativeApproachOnline.com
Join us on Wednesday, March 24th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm as we have a discussion with Dr. Darchelle Braxton of Toothbeary Pediatric Dentistry about dental health for those with disabilities and special health care needs. She will share some tips to help with toothbrushing and getting through dental appointments as well as her favorite dental products. This is a part of our Chit Chat Wednesdays Series and is a free webinar for those who register. For more info and to sign up, please visit https://creativeapproachonline.com/parent-caregiver-resources/