VIA Hosts Conference with Faison & UVA

November 13, 2013 | Events

Virginia’s top experts in the field of autism gathered in Charlottesville Friday for “Overcoming the Challenges of Autism Using Applied Behavior Analysis.” The inaugural conference was the first partnership between the Virginia Institute of Autism, the Faison School and the University of Virginia. The conference fostered collaboration across these programs and further educated UVA students…

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Congratulations Vance!

November 13, 2013 | Programs

Congratulations to Vance Pugh on graduating from the from the Virginia Institute of Autism! Vance has made great strides in his 15 years at VIA. Now, he is moving on to the Culinary Arts Program at CATEC. Click here for highlights from Vance’s celebration at VIA. Congratulations Vance, and good luck!

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Cresse Morrell Talks Autism Study on CBS19

November 13, 2013 | Press

Cresse Morrell, Clinical Director for the James C. Hormel School, talked to CBS19′s Loren Thomas about a new study tracking eye gaze in infants. The study showed that children who developed autism looked less at people’s eyes when they were infants than their typically developing peers. “It’s a really promising and interesting study that’s well…

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VIA Hosts Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop

November 7, 2013 | Family Resource Navigator

The Virginia Institute of Autism is teaming up with other Charlottesville non-profits to prevent sexual abuse of children and adults with special needs. Parents and educators gathered Wednesday evening for “Preventing Abuse of Children: A Free Workshop for Parents and Educators of Children with Disabilities,” spearheaded by VIA’s Family Resource Navigator, Hilary Nagel. This free…

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