Check Out NBC29′s Story on the Stephen B. Perry Award!

May 29, 2014 | Press

Our community is buzzing about the Stephen B. Perry Award for Outstanding Service to People with Autism presented by Virginia National Bank! NBC29′s Molly Balkenbush interviewed last year’s recipient, Tom McQueeney, in this news story about the call for nominations. Tom told Molly he was touched to receive the Perry Award because he knew the…

Tags: NBC29, partnership, support, VIA, VIA in the News, Virginia National Bank

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VIA Staff Highlighted at ABAI Convention

May 28, 2014 |

The Virginia Institute of Autism’s staff had a strong presence at the Association for Behavior Analysis International 40th Annual Convention this weekend. Five VIA behavior analysts presented their findings at the conference – the largest meeting of behavior analysts in the world. Outpatient Supervisors Julie Patterson and Peggy Halliday and Outpatient Behavioral Services Director Emily…

Tags: ABAI, Ashley Stonemetz-Walding, autism expert, autism study, behavior analysis, Conference, Julie Patterson, Outpatient Behavioral Services, Pathways, Reinforcement, VIA, VIA On the Move, VIA Staff, Yaniz Padilla Dalmau

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Ethan Long Releases Autism Study

May 20, 2014 | Programs

A new autism study may be a step toward reducing stimulatory behaviors that interfere with learning. The study, “Preliminary Effects of Conditioned Establishing Operations on Stereotypy,” was conducted by a team of autism experts, including VIA Executive Director Ethan Long, PhD, BCBA-D. The research team developed a procedure to identify and treat distracting behaviors often…

Tags: autism expert, autism study, Ethan Long, VIA On the Move, VIA Staff

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VIA Expert Commends FDA

May 15, 2014 |

A VIA autism expert is commending the FDA for taking a strong stance against bogus autism therapies. VIA Outpatient Supervisor Peggy Halliday, M.Ed., BCBA, serves on the Board of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment, and published a response to’s article on the stance, “FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism Treatments.” Halliday and her…

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We Love Moms!

May 9, 2014 |

Happy Mothers’ Day to our heroes! Here’s to the moms who… Make every day special     Who help us move forward…     Cheer us on…     And smile for our triumphs     Who are there for our major milestones…     … and our little moments of joy     Who…

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