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Will You Celebrate with Us?

December 18, 2014 | Support

“Will you celebrate with me?” Tay, a student at the Virginia Institute of Autism, asks her friends to celebrate with her at the end of every good day. They gather around her and clap, cheer and sing, “Tay is amazing!” This sweet moment seems like it should be impossible. Autism impairs a child’s ability to…
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Remembering Riley Cole

December 17, 2014 |

We are incredibly sad to hear of the loss of a young member of our community, Riley Cole. “Riley loved people, and people loved him,” reads his obituary, “he lit up every room he entered with his booming voice and a smile that spread from ear to ear.” Our hearts go out to Riley’s family…
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Watch Our Workshop on Managing Behavior in the Community

December 10, 2014 | Family Resource Navigator

Join us this week for a session on strategies to help manage behavior out in the community, led by Outpatient Supervisor John Prickett. Watch Our Workshop on Managing Behavior in the Community After the session, please take a minute to fill out the feedback form below to help us improve our programs. Thank you for…

Tags: autism, autism expert, Community, Outpatient Behavioral Services, Outreach, Parent Education Series, VIA On the Move, workshop

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Remembering Robin & Mani Aldridge

December 10, 2014 |

We are incredibly sad to hear of the loss of Robin Aldridge and her daughter Mani. Robin worked closely with many VIA families. She helped lay the foundation for VIA’s collaboration with Albemarle County. We think of her as a pioneer in helping families access the necessary services for their children when there weren’t many…
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Watch Our Workshop on the Caregiver’s Role in Treatment

December 3, 2014 | Family Resource Navigator

Join us Wednesdays at noon at the Albemarle County Office Building for our Parent Education Series. Click here for a full schedule. Join us this week for a session on the caregiver’s role in treatment, led by Outpatient Supervisor Ashley Stonemetz-Walding. Watch Our Workshop on the Caregiver’s Role in Treatment After the session, please take…

Tags: Ashley Stonemetz-Walding, autism, autism expert, Community, Outpatient Behavioral Services, Parent Education Series, support, VIA On the Move, VIA Staff, workshop

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A New Perspective for #GivingTuesday

December 2, 2014 | Support

What if shopping trips were always as stressful as they are during the holiday season? For families affected by autism, they are. But you can make a difference. A message from the mom who shared her perspective in this video: “This video shows what a trip to the store is like with a child who…

Tags: #GivingTuesday, autism, Community, support, VIA Families, VIA video

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Watch Our Workshop on Feeding Concerns

November 19, 2014 | Family Resource Navigator

Join us Wednesdays at noon at the Albemarle County Office Building for our Parent Education Series. Click here for a full schedule. Join us this week for a session on feeding concerns, led by Outpatient Supervisor Tonya Lambert. Watch Our Workshop on Feeding Concerns After the session, please take a minute to fill out the…

Tags: autism expert, Feeding, Feeding Concerns, Groups, Help, Hilary Nagel, Outreach, Parent Education Series, support, Tonya Lambert, VIA On the Move, workshop

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