Family Support and Information Resources

October 7, 2016 | Support

The Piedmont Regional Education Program Parent Resource Center has compiled a very informative list of local support resources. The list was created by Cheryl Ribando, with collaboration from PREP PRC.  In this project, Cheryl included local, on-going support groups spanning a wide range of disabilities, chronic health conditions and mental health as well as age groups.…
Read More

Sensory Tables for Families

October 7, 2016 | JCH School

VIA has been the recipient of incredible spirit of collaboration and contributions of expertise over the years. Now we have another generous benefactor to add to the list. Just this week, Frank Bergland, a renovation contractor and skilled woodworker, came by to deliver two beautiful new sensory tables he had built for two of our…
Read More

VIA – UVA Telehealth Partnership

September 14, 2016 | Grants

When the UVA Telemedicine division was building a pilot program to help deliver healthcare services to communities in rural Virginia, autism needed to be on the agenda. “When you talk to rural school systems and ask them to identify their key challenges, one of the first things they say is ‘autism,’” said David Gordon, Director…
Read More

The Value of the Empty Room

September 11, 2016 | Adult

It’s a very functional, upbeat, engaging space, as rooms go. Exercise mats, activity tables, a computer work station. But today it stands empty. No one is using it, and Mark Seymour, Director of VIA’s Adult Academy, couldn’t be happier. This day happens to be a Wednesday, and so, as happens every Monday and Wednesday, a…
Read More

It Can Get Loud

September 10, 2016 | JCH School

“It can get loud,” says Cathy Bollinger, the music therapist who leads VIA’s music enrichment classes. “I try to control it for part of the time. The rest of the time we let them go and express themselves.” The first day of enrichment classes at the James C. Hormel School last week was true to…
Read More

Meet Our New Director of OBS

September 7, 2016 | Outpatient

We conducted an extensive search to find the best candidate to become our new Director of Outpatient Behavioral Services. But in the end, we didn’t have to look far–she was already thriving in the job. Ashely Stonemetz-Walding, MS, BCBA has been serving as Interim Director since the beginning of July, when she stepped up to…
Read More

VIA is Hiring!

August 8, 2016 | Employment

  We Rise to the Challenge Every Day. Join Us! “Dedicated .. compassionate … effective…” that’s the way parents describe our work, and our people. If you’re a motivated, enthusiastic, talented professional dedicated to helping people overcome the challenges of autism, then we’ve got a job for you. Visit our Employment page to learn more…

Tags: Employment, jobs

Read More