What World Down Syndrome Day Means to Me!

As a parent of a 12-year-old daughter with Down syndrome and autism, life has not been easy. Azariah was delayed in walking until she was 3, and even then, her steps were uncertain and unsteady. She has limited verbal communication and has had several health scares related to her heart and kidneys. It has been a challenging journey, one that has required endless hours of occupational, physical, and speech therapy since she was only six months old.

New Workshops & Training for 2023

The list of new workshops and training opportunities for caregivers, self-advocates, neurodiverse learners, educators, and providers will be shared in April. These classes and courses will be provided in various ways which include in-person, online groups, webinars, and online work at your own pace.

There will be many topics to choose from based on your role and needs. Examples include understanding dual diagnoses, creating supportive environments and systems to decrease challenging behaviors and increase independence, strategies to increase independence and overcome barriers, and techniques for educators and providers to help them modify supports for patients and clients with disabilities and mental health challenges. Info about upcoming classes will be shared here on the website, on the Creative Approach Development Center social media pages, and for those who sign up below, directly to your inbox! Sign up today to stay informed. 

Did you know?

Dr. Levi-Shackleford specializes in providing services and supports to those without a diagnosis who are simply in need of assistance with creating new systems as well as those diagnosed with:

  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)


  • Anxiety 

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Depression

  • Developmental disabilities

  • Down Syndrome

  • Dual diagnoses (IDD and mental health disorder)

  • Intellectual disabilities

  • Pica

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)

  • and more

Get in touch today to get started!

Phone: 804-876-2115

Email: [email protected]

How can Creative Approach Development Center Help You?

  • Behavior Modification 

  • Academic supports to assist with organization, study skills, future planning, & time management

  • Homeschool setup & consultations (for students with and without disabilities)

  • Special education consultations  

  • Parent workshops 

  • Teacher & Provider Workshops & Group Training

  • Resources 

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