Building Field Day

June 6, 2017 | Programs

VIA’s annual Field Day is coming this Friday. And thanks to these three fine folks it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Jeanette and Alex and Shane have been resourcing and outsourcing and crowdsourcing to set up a panoply of summer treats. How did they get involved, you ask…..?  Well, there’s a story…
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On the Road – Staff Spotlight – Brandi Hoopingarner

June 6, 2017 | Outpatient

Brandi Hoopingarner is one of our road warriors — travelling up to 8 hours every week to do work with classroom teachers in two of our partner school districts, and providing in-home parent training for four families. All of that is on top of the in-clinic time she devotes to her clients.  “I love my…
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“Setting the Benchmark” for Adult Engagement

June 6, 2017 | Adult

Congratulations to the staff of our Adult Academy for reaching a milestone with the VA Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. In May, DBHDS reviewed our license to provide Community Engagement services under Medicaid, and the Adult Academy passed the review with flying colors. “It was a great team effort,” says Mark Seymour, Director…
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Skills Transfer – Staff Spotlight – Noelle Funk

May 5, 2017 | Adult

Noelle Funk joined VIA two years ago after working for a number of years in the Regional Library system. She had been working as branch manager in the Scottsville Public Library, but she was ready for a change. “I was looking around for something new, and I saw an ad for Sibling Support Day,” she…
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Run for Autism 5K Wrapup – “Stronger Together”

May 5, 2017 | Events

At 5:00AM on April 22, 2017, staff and volunteers began unpacking and setting up for VIA’s 18th Annual Run for Autism 5K at Charlottesville High School.  It was still dark, and weather forecasts all over Central Virginia foretold impending storms, but for the nearly 1100 runners, walkers, volunteers, and spectators who came out regardless, the…
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Connecting with Community in April

May 5, 2017 | Events

Autism is a condition that erodes human connection. It can isolate individuals, it can isolate families, and it can break apart communities. That’s why, as VIA founder David Gordon is sometimes heard to say: “the solution is connection, community.” At VIA we work to foster connections and community every day. But the month of April…
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Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8-12

May 4, 2017 | Staff

We’re celebrating our instructors, therapists, behavior analysts, and special educators — all the staff who bring their compassion, dedication, their smarts, and their expertise to work with our students and clients every day. May 8 – 12, 2017. Because each of our three programs serves a different population in different ways, each is approaching the…
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