What’s Going On at VIA

On the Calendar:

February 1 – Women and Girls on the Spectrum – 9:00-10:00 AM, Brooks Family YMCA, 151 McIntire Park Drive. Join us for a presentation on gender differences in autism spectrum disorder, and the implications for supporting girls and women on the spectrum. Presentation led by Dr. Rose Nevill, Director of UVA Autism Research Core, and Dr. Erica Rouch, Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow. Small group breakout and Q & A after the presentation.

February 6– (1st Wed every month) - Autism Support Group, for those with a loved one newly diagnosed. C’ville Coffee, 1301 Harris St., 9:00am-10:15am.

February 13Meet and Greet for VIA Parents / Grandparents.  A chance to meet, greet, and share support with your fellow VIA families. Please note: this event is at our Outpatient / Adult facility at 3500 Remson Court off Greenbrier Dr, off 29 North, to allow Outpatient families who are dropping off their children to stay and get together. 9:00 — 10:30am.

February 28 — Welcome Breakfast with new JCH School Director of Education Dr. Kara Reagon. @ JCH School 1414 Westwood Rd, 8:30 — 10:00.  Join us for coffee, bagels, and a chance to get acquainted with Kara.  RSVP Ashley: 932-8252, abosford [at] viaschool [dot] org.

…. and another chance to meet Kara – for Post-High parents at Remson (all parents welcome at either event that is convenient for you) ….

March 7 — Welcome Breakfast with new JCH School Director of Education Dr. Kara Reagon. @ Adult / Post-High, 3500 Remson Ct, off Greenbrier Dr., 8:30 — 10:00.  Join us for coffee, bagels, and a chance to get acquainted with Kara. RSVP Ashley: 932-8252, abosford [at] viaschool [dot] org.

Upcoming program closures…

February 18 – All programs closed at noon for Staff Development.
March 1 – All programs closed at noon for Staff Development.

Looking Ahead …

March 16Sibling Support Program — 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Carver Recreation Center. Sponsored by VIA and Charlottesville Parks & Recreation.  A day of fun and support especially for siblings (ages 6-14) of children with any disability. Siblings (ages 15-18) also needed to serve as peer buddies. Lunch will be included. For information, contact Hilary Nagel, hnagel [at] viaschool [dot] org, 923-8252 ext 210; to register, contact Sarah Blech, blechs [at] charlottesville [dot] org, 970-3264.

March 23 — Autism Day at Wildrock. Join us from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon for this free event at Wildrock nature play and discovery center.   Location: 6600 Blackwell Hollow Road, Crozet. Bring the whole family, including your child with ASD, out to Wildrock to enjoy a day of exploring three acres of fenced in playscape, experience support from other families, and relax in the beauty of this out-door discovery center. All ages welcome. Registration is limited. To preregister, email hnagel [at] viaschool [dot] org or sign up here.

All during April – Autism Awareness Month — events including Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s and Run for Autism 5K (April 13th).