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Autism Expert John Rapp Visits VIA

April 24, 2014 |

Autism expert John Rapp, Associate Professor of Psychology at Auburn University, visited the Virginia Institute of Autism to give a Continuing Education Talk for VIA staff. During his talk, “Assessment and Treatment of Noncompliant Behavior,” Rapp gave staff members tips to help students learn to cope with and enjoy tasks that have been traditionally difficult…

Tags: Auburn University, autism expert, autism study, John Rapp, partnership, Scott Sparrow, VIA Staff, workshop

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Thank You for Breaking 5K Records!

April 17, 2014 | Events

Thank you for supporting the Run for Autism 5K 2014! More than 1,200 people ran for autism on Saturday – a new record. Check out our thank you video, and try to spot yourself in the crowd! Together, you raised $100,000 for the Virginia Institute of Autism! You are providing autism services and hope to families in…
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Make Your Own ‘I Run For’ Image!

April 2, 2014 | Events

Today is World Autism Awareness Day! Make your own “I run for…” image and share it through email, Facebook, Twitter, snail mail and whatever other portal you use to spread the word about autism! Here are the easy steps to making your own image. 1. Right click this image to save our “I run for…”…

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

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Prevalence of Autism Rises to 1 in 68

March 27, 2014 | Support

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today that 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. That’s a 30% increase from 1 in 88, the prevalence in 2008. As the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders continues to climb, we continue to grow to meet the needs…
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Pancakes for Autism, March 15!

March 13, 2014 | Events

What’s sure to make you smile this weekend? A pancake buffet for a great cause! Join us for our pancake breakfast at the Vinegar Hill Cafe on Saturday, March 15, from 8am to 1pm. Vinegar Hill will donate $2 of every $8 pancake buffet sold to VIA’s Run for Autism 5K. We’ll have games, raffles…

Tags: Charlottesville, Community, Outreach, partnership, Run for Autism 5K, VIA On the Move, Vinegar Hill Cafe

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Test Drive a Car, Run for Autism!

March 13, 2014 | Support

Brown Subaru Runs for Autism, and they want you to join them! Brown is offering free race registrations for our April 12 Run for Autism 5K to anyone who test drives a Subaru. Click here to read all about it! Brown is a longtime supporter of the Virginia Institute of Autism, and we are so…

Tags: Brown Auto, Brown Subaru, Charlottesville, Emily Callahan, Outreach, partnership, Run for Autism 5K, VIA

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Who Will You Run For?

March 10, 2014 | Events

  The VIA staff is ready to Run for Autism April 12.   They’re running for the students and clients they work with every day.   They’re running to celebrate their triumphs and raise awareness about their challenges.   Will you join them? Register now.   “I run for my students and their creativity.” –…

Tags: Adult Services, Charlottesville, Community, James C. Hormel School, Matthew Osborne, Outreach, Run for Autism 5K, VIA On the Move, VIA Staff

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