On the August Calendar:
August 2 – (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.
August 16 — FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! JCH School Enrollment Agreement and Consent Forms due!
August 18 — Deadline for applying for VIA’s free Safety Care Training for Families, see here for more info.
Upcoming program closures…
August 7-11 – all programs closed for summer break.
August 14-15 – all programs closed for staff development.
September 4 – all programs closed for Labor Day Holiday.
On the Horizon…
September 6 – 5:00 – 6:30, Back to School Night @ JCH School. Visit child’s classroom teachers, and meet other families. VIA will provide pizza and drinks for the whole family. RSVP your child’s classroom supervisor by Sept. 8.
September 9 – 9:30 – 12:30, Family Morning Get-Away @ Wildrock nature play and discovery center, 6600 Blackwell Hollow Road, Crozet. A mini-retreat for families with a child recently (1-2 years) diagnosed with autism. Whole family welcome. Register with Hilary Nagel, hnagel [at] viaschool [dot] org.
September 15, 20 — Safety Care Training for Families. Ten hours of training in incident prevention, minimization, and management. The course is spread over two days. Find out more…
September 23 – 9am – 1pm, Carver Rec Center — Sibling Support Program. In cooperation with Charlottesville Parks & Rec, a day of peer support, in a lively, recreational context especially for siblings of those with autism. To register, contact Sarah Blech, blechs [at] charlottesville [dot] org, or Hilary Nagel, hnagel [at] viaschool [dot] org.
September 30 — Public Safety Forum – Co-sponsored with Charlottesville Region Autism Action Group (CRAAG), Blue Ridge Care Connection for Children, The Arc of the Piedmont, Region 10 CSB, REACH – Region 1, Commonwealth Autism, and officials from Fire, Police, EMS and 911. First responders, community leaders, and families unite for dialogue on public safety for individuals with ASD. Time and location TBD – please stay tuned.