Sibling Support Program Back By Popular Demand

February 28, 2014 | Family Resource Navigator

The Virginia Institute of Autism and Parks & Recreation’s Sibling Support Program will return May 17, 2014, to give siblings of children with disabilities a day that’s all about them. After the success of the first program in January, we plan to offer sibling support three times a year. This program is for siblings who…

Tags: Charlottesville, Community, Outreach, Parks & Recreation, partnership, sibling support, siblings

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Greenhouse to Launch VIA’s First Micro-Enterprise

February 26, 2014 | Programs

The Virginia Institute of Autism will soon have a greenhouse to kickstart our adult clients’ first micro-enterprise, thanks to a Public Arts project hosted by The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative. “This is a way to start the discussion about providing employment for adults with autism,” said VIA’s Director of Adult Services, Matthew Osborne. “With the economy…

Tags: Adult Services, Charlottesville, Community, Fleurie, Habitat City, Matthew Osborne, Outreach, partnership, Petit Pois, support, The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, VIA On the Move

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ATA Leadership Martial Arts to Offer Class for Children with Autism

February 19, 2014 | Family Resource Navigator

ATA Leadership Martial Arts is offering a class for children with autism spectrum disorders, thanks to inspiration from a VIA family. Check out the Newsplex story, featuring VIA mom Cherie Salerno! How it all started… Christopher Salerno, who is enrolled in VIA’s Outpatient Behavioral Services, loved his martial arts class at ATA and talked about…

Tags: ATA Leadership Martial Arts, Charlottesville, Community, Groups, Hilary Nagel, Outpatient Behavioral Services, Outreach, partnership, VIA Families, VIA On the Move

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Register Now for VIA’s 2014 Run for Autism 5K!

February 11, 2014 | Events

Who will you run for? Are you ready to start 2014 off on the right foot?  Registration for VIA’s Run for Autism 5K is now open!  Join us on April 12, 2014, and take strides to help people with autism. As a member of the VIA community, you know that the Run for Autism 5K is one…

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VIA Weighs In on National News Story

February 7, 2014 | Press

The Huffington Post is highlighting Virginia Senate Bill 367, and bringing national attention to the Virginia Institute of Autism (click here to read the article). Senate Bill 367, a bill to designate an autism spectrum disorder on a driver’s license, has passed the Senate. The Huffington Post picked up VIA’s statement after CBS6′s Wayne Covil…

Tags: accolades, autism expert, CBS6, Huffington Post, Legislation, Senate Bill 367, VIA, VIA in the News, Wayne Covil

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