Craft Brew Release to Benefit VIA

February 16, 2017 | Events

At our October Gala, VIA parents Jessica and Will Cohen bid on and won a craft brewing experience at Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery in Crozet. Will and his friends developed a specialty brew, and on Saturday, it’s being released. Their brew is called Kal-Ale (see the story behind the name below). Come out and…
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Sign Up for March 4 – Sibling Support Program

February 6, 2017 | Family Resource Navigator

Siblings of kids with disabilities need support and attention too. On Saturday, March 4th, the Virginia Institute of Autism is teaming up with Charlottesville Parks & Recreation to host a one-day Sibling Support Program. Our goal is to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support within a lively, recreational context that emphasizes a kids’-eye-view: information,…
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Preparing for Change at the Adult Academy

February 3, 2017 | Adult

The wall is coming down at the Adult Academy, and our clients are saying goodbye. At our 20th Anniversary Gala, thanks to the generosity of our donors, we raised $50,000 to support the Life Skills program at VIA’s Adult Academy. The project includes a renovation of the kitchen at our Remson Court location. The renovation…
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Congratulations! (No Welcome Necessary)

February 3, 2017 | JCH School

  We are happy to announce that Tyler Proulx, BCBA and John Pricket, BCBA are stepping into permanent positions as School Clinical Directors at the James C. Hormel School. For families who have been around JCHS and OBS for a while, these two will need no introduction. Tyler first came to VIA in 2011 as…
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Our Staff Teach, but they also Learn …

February 2, 2017 | Staff

This month we’re throwing a spotlight on Classroom Supervisor Emily Amonette, and a few of our other staff members who have reached big milestones recently. Emily grew up in Greene County, attended Virginia Tech, got her BS and MS in Human Development, and came back to Charlottesville looking for some way to work with children.…
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VIA’s 2016 Annual Report

January 26, 2017 | Programs

Download the report here. VIA’s 2016 Annual Report is now fresh off the presses and available for download. It’s also available in print for pickup at any of our locations. This is our first full-scale annual report, and we’re so excited by the outcome that we’ve already started planning how to tell our story for…
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Working with Words at JCH School

December 16, 2016 | JCH School

Sinan is one of the fastest talkers you will ever meet, but he doesn’t need to speak words to do it. His hands shoot out to tap a picture in response to the questions asked of him. Between questions, he executes a flurry of touches to an iPad, which does his speaking for him: “I…
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