VIA’s fundraising efforts support the services we provide to children and families working to overcome the challenges of autism. We hold multiple major events during the year which provide a way for our larger community to engage with and support our services.

In addition, we are always holding smaller scale community events and celebrations – fundraisers, friendraisers, and promotions. Check out our Community Events page for more info.

VIA 2018 Major Event Schedule:

April 14Run for Autism 5K
May 16VIA Charity Golf Tournament, Spring Creek Golf Club
October 20VIA Gala, Castle Hill Cidery


We’re filling the month with plenty of ways to connect with VIA:

April 6 - First Friday’s Gallery Reception - CitySpace on the Downtown Mall – 5 – 7 pm. Join us for a reception, view our Autism Awareness Month gallery display, and meet and greet VIA families and staff.

April 10 - Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s – come out between 12:00 and 8:00 pm – and be sure to bring a few dollars for a donation to VIA.

April 11 - VIA at TOM TOM – “Microenterprise to Create Job Opportunities for Adults With Autism” — 6:30pm, CitySpace.  The Director of Adult Services for national advocacy organization Autism Speaks, David Kearon, will join Ethan Long, Jason Brewster of the i.Lab at UVA, and Dr. Micah Mazurek of UVA Curry School in a wide-ranging discussion of the challenges of adult employment and VIA’s innovative new program to develop job opportunities tailored to the special skills and needs of people on the spectrum.  Tickets are free but require a (free) Festival pass - available here.

April 14 - Run for Autism 5K -  Register Now.  Kids Race starts at 7:30.  5K at 8:00 am.

Swim Team The Film:  Join us for this heartwarming documentary about the family of a boy with autism taking matters into their own hands — forming a competitive swim team of diverse teens on the autism spectrum to provide opportunities for their son to compete. SWIM TEAM has screened at over 50 international film festivals, won over 10 awards.  Two screening opportunities:
April 19 – Violet Crown Cinema @ 6:45.
April 29 - Fry’s Spring Beach Club @ 4:30.
Tickets available on the VIA website, here

April 27 — Funding & Services Available for the Lifespan  – 4:00- 8:00, CitySpace. Special panel on how parents can strategically advocate for access and positive outcomes. Guests include experts from Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services, Region Ten, VIA, Worksource Enterprises, ARC of the Piedmont, Purposeful Architecture, and Faison Center. RSVP: specialneedsfamilyconnection [at] purplecherry [dot] com.

Visit our Community Events page for information about other upcoming community promotions.

For more information about sponsorship or promotion opportunities contact Peggy Caister at pcaister [at] viaschool [dot] org or call (434)529-8315.