What’s Going On at VIA

This Month’s Calendar:

March 5- Parent Power Hour- 3500 Remson Court, Charlottesville VA 22901 from 9:00-10:30 AM. This is an informal conversation on any topic – driven by parents and hosted by Hilary Nagel. Come enjoy valuable connection and support with other VIA parents and grandparents. This program is open to families in OBS, the JCH School, and Adult Services.

March 21- Life after High School Transition & Resource Fair- 501 College Dr, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902 from 8:30 AM–1 PM. The Arc of the Piedmont is hosting a FREE event for students, parents and educators of the developmental disability community! The event will feature Job Skills & Education, Community Involvement and Contacts, Employment & Independence Youth, and more.

March 27- Kids Night Out- 1414 Westwood Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903 from 5:30-7:30 PM. VIA employees will provide a safe and fun environment with adequate staffing to allow children to participate in recreational activities. Students will eat dinner before, or parents can send in food with their child. Please bring any additional supplies needed for your child. Drop off is at the main entrance to VIA. Prompt pickup is necessary to continue these events.  SPACE IS LIMITED. Priority will be given to families with little or no support for respite opportunities. Registration closes on March 7.

Upcoming Program Closures…

March 6- All programs dismiss at noon for Staff Development.

April 6-10- All programs are closed for Spring Break.

Looking Ahead …

April 1- VIA Art Show Opening- 705 Rio Rd W, Charlottesville, VA 22901 from 12:30-1:30 PM. All JCH students that are in art class will have a piece displayed for the Month of April. This is the opening reception at the library to launch the art show. Stay tuned for further details.

April 2, May 7- Parent Power Hour- 3500 Remson Court, Charlottesville VA 22901 from 9:00-10:30 AM. This is an informal conversation on any topic – driven by parents and hosted by Hilary Nagel. Come enjoy valuable connection and support with other VIA parents and grandparents. This program is open to families in OBS, the JCH School, and Adult Services.

April 18-Autism Awareness Family Fun Festival- 491 Hillsdale dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901 from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. Please join us for a celebration of the CAAAS program and a day of fun at our new facility. The event will include tours of the new building, games, music, food and drink, and much more.

May 2- Autism Day at Wildrock- 6600 Blackwell Hollow Road, Crozet VA 22932 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. Bring the whole family out to Wildrock to enjoy a day of exploring 3 acres of fenced in playscape, experience support from other families, and relax in the beauty of this outdoor discovery center.  All ages are welcome! Spots are limited to 28 families.

May 2- Autism Awareness Festival- 2055 Courthouse Road, Louisa VA 23093 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Please join the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office for a day of of fun for the whole family.  The festival will feature a bouncy house, craft vendors, food vendors, games, face painting, door prizes, live music, DJ, information booths, and more.

Please check back for announcements about more upcoming events.