The Little Gym Offers Class for Kids with Autism

July 29, 2014 | Family Resource Navigator

The Little Gym is teaming up with VIA to offer a gymnastics class for children with autism! The class will run on Wednesday evenings, 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. Students will each bring an adult to help them during class or stand on the side and cheer them on. The class will give students a chance…

Tags: autism, Charlottesville, Community, gymnastics, Hilary Nagel, The Little Gym

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It’s Your Turn!

July 24, 2014 | Programs

Who wouldn’t want to have this much fun at work? Now it’s your turn to join this passionate, smiling, bongo-playing team! VIA is hiring BCBAs, Instructors, and more! Apply now.

Tags: applied behavior analysis, autism, BCBA, behavior analyst, Charlottesville, Employment, hiring, Instructor, recruiting, VIA Staff

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Students Enjoy Enrichment Program

July 23, 2014 | Family Resource Navigator

VIA students are exploring sensory rich activities in a new enrichment program at the James C. Hormel School. Nicole Root from Explorations Play Studio brings her Playtrays to VIA to let students experiment with enticing, open-ended materials. “It was fascinating to see which materials lured in what children, and how long it captivated them,” said…

Tags: Community, enrichment, Explorations Play Studio, Hilary Nagel, Nicole Root, partnership, sensory, students

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VIA is Hiring Behavior Analysts

July 17, 2014 | Programs

VIA is on the lookout for behavior analysts to join our leadership team! Lead a team of passionate, highly-trained instructors. Collaborate with other behavior analysts. Design your own professional path. Live in one of the best cities in the nation. And create a brighter future for people with autism. Are you ready? Apply now.  …

Tags: autism expert, behavior analyst, expert, hiring, James C. Hormel School, students, VIA Staff

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Medicaid Change Opens Doors for Families

July 15, 2014 | Programs

Families across the United States will have access to the autism services they need thanks to a change in Medicaid coverage of autism. A federal agency now requires states to cover treatments for children with autism (up to age 21), including Applied Behavior Analysis, speech and occupational therapy, under Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and…

Tags: Autism Speaks, Emily Callahan, EPSDT, Medicaid, nationwide, Outpatient Behavioral Services, services

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VIA Highlighted in Cville Tomorrow

July 9, 2014 | Support

The growing need for autism services is in the spotlight in Charlottesville and Albemarle thanks to an article in Charlottesville Tomorrow. As the number of students with autism in our area continues to rise, our team is proud that 13 of Virginia’s public school districts choose to send their students to VIA. The intensive applied…
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VIA Student Wins Little Mr. Firefighter!

June 25, 2014 | Support

VIA student Ryan Kidd has been crowned (or helmeted) Scottsville’s “Little Mr. Firefighter 2014,” and he wants to share some of the glory with his school! Ryan overcame his tactile, light and sound sensitivities (challenges associated with autism) to compete in the Scottsville Pageant. “I was shocked when he said he wanted to participate in…
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