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Bidding on Hope

May 4, 2015 | Support

$500 for a cake might sound a little steep – but not to the buyers at Pete’s Auction Service in Madison, VA, at a benefit auction for the Virginia Institute of Autism. On Saturday, April 25, shoppers at Pete’s Auction Service bid against each other on homemade cakes, a Harley Davidson, crystal and antique furniture,…

Tags: autism, Community, Outreach, partnership, Pete's Auction Service, support, VIA Families, VIA On the Move

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Your Big Challenge

April 1, 2015 | Events

Run for Autism 5K, April 18, 2015 Today, the first day of Autism Awareness Month, we passed the $71,000 mark for the Run for Autism 5K! Thank you for helping us reach 61% of our goal of $115,000 already! You are changing lives. Watch our Run for Autism 5K video to see how you are…

Tags: Charlottesville, Community, Run for Autism 5K, VIA Families, VIA On the Move

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Matt Savage Concert to Benefit VIA

March 3, 2015 | Support

Critically-acclaimed jazz pianist Matt Savage will perform a concert sponsored by The Charlottesville Jazz Society on March 15th, 2015, to benefit the Virginia Institute of Autism. Savage is a New York-based composer, arranger and performer who started his musical career at just eight years old. Now 22, he has released 11 albums and performed with…

Tags: Benefit Concert, Charlottesville, Community, Jazz, Matt Savage, Outreach, partnership, support, VIA On the Move

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Share Your Challenge Story!

February 12, 2015 | Events

The Virginia Institute of Autism’s mission is to help people overcome the challenges of autism – and that’s why we’re challenging YOU to share a story of a challenge in your own life to help us spread the word about the Run for Autism 5K, coming up on April 18! Here’s how it works! Register…

Tags: autism, Charlottesville, Community, Outreach, Run for Autism 5K, Share Your Challenge Story, support

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Sign Up for Sibling Support Program March 7

February 5, 2015 | Programs

VIA is teaming up with Charlottesville Therapeutic Recreation to offer a Sibling Support Program on March 7, 2015. Siblings ages 8 to 14 of children with disabilities are invited to join us for a day that’s all about them! We’ll intersperse information and discussion activities with new games, designed to be unique, off-beat and appealing…

Tags: Hilary Nagel, Outreach, partnership, sibling support, siblings, VIA Families

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Run for Autism 5K Kick-Off Celebration!

February 4, 2015 | Events

Kick off Run for Autism 5K season with us this Saturday, February 7! When: February 7, 11am – 2pm Where: Threepenny Cafe, 420 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Who: VIA families, staff and supporters like you! Celebrate the beginning of 5K season, register for the race, win raffle prizes and meet other people who…

Tags: autism, Charlottesville, Community, Outreach, partnership, Run for Autism 5K, support, Threepenny Cafe, VIA On the Move

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What You Need to Know About the ABLE Act

January 26, 2015 |

People with autism spectrum disorder have a new way to save for the future. President Barack Obama signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE, Act into law in December. Click here to check out a top 10 list of things you need to know about the ABLE Act from Autism Speaks.
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