A Party We’re All Celebrating

September 16, 2014 | Programs

Students in the VIA Outpatient Behavioral Services preschool group are celebrating a major milestone – a birthday party! Only one of them just turned 6, but a birthday party was a big deal for the whole group. The birthday boy had never had a real birthday party before, and his friends had never been invited…

Tags: autism, birthday, group, Outpatient Behavioral Services, preschool, social skills, VIA, VIA Families

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Grand Opening at Remson Court

September 10, 2014 | Events

A celebration of VIA’s expansion! Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Grand Opening of our new outpatient and adult services facility at Remson Court! “This building is a beacon of hope for people with autism,” Ethan Long, VIA’s Executive Director told the crowd. “The expansion will allow VIA to serve people across…

Tags: Academy, Adult Services, Amb. James C. Hormel, autism, autism cliff, Charlottesville, Community, Ethan Long, Governor, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Grand Opening, Mayor Satyendra Huja, NBC29, Newsplex, Outpatient Behavioral Services, Outreach, partnership, Remson Court, ribbon cutting, Sen. Creigh Deeds, VIA, VIA in the News

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Top 10 Reasons to Branch Out at VIA’s Gala!

August 20, 2014 | Events

10. You could win an all-inclusive romantic getaway to Goa, India! 6 nights at the 5 star Park Hyatt Goa Resort, airfare, spa day & sightseeing tour included! And that’s just the start of what our silent auction has to offer. 9. Be hypnotized by Tom Deluca (or cheer on your friends)! Volunteer to unleash…

Tags: Gala, Perry Award, silent auction, Virginia National Bank

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VIA Commends Autism Speaks Call to Action

August 7, 2014 | Press

Paul Wang, Autism Speaks Senior Vice President for Medical Research, called for an investment in early intervention in his article, “Everyone Wins When We Invest in Optimal Outcomes for Autism.” “It’s not just families but our entire society that benefits when we invest in effective intervention for all children with ASD, and do so as…

Tags: autism expert, Autism Speaks, autism study, Legislation, support

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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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