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Ready to Order: A Skills Development Milestone Story

February 21, 2018 | JCH School

For many people on the autism spectrum, even the most basic daily tasks like staying focused and communicating essential needs, cannot be taken for granted. But they can be achieved by patient, compassionate hard work repeated over time. Recently, some of that kind of work paid off when one of the students at the James…
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Staff Spotlight: Back in the Classroom!

February 21, 2018 | Staff

If you’ve ever walked through the doors at VIA’s James C. Hormel School, you probably recognize the name, the face, and the friendly demeanor of Jeanette Atkins. For 2 years, until this past summer, Jeanette served as our receptionist at JCH. She joined us in August of 2015 from Western State Hospital where she was…
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Sibling Support Program Coming March 3

January 22, 2018 | Family Resource Navigator

On March 3rd, in collaboration with VIA, City Parks & Recreation will be holding its Sibling Support Program at Carver Recreation Center, 9am to 1pm. Siblings of children with disabilities get a day that’s all about them. VIA collaborates with Charlottesville Parks and Recreation to provide peer support, information, games and recreation activities from a…
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Safety in Numbers (and in Community)

November 3, 2017 | Family Resource Navigator

“It Takes a Village” is more than just the theme for this year’s VIA Gala. It’s a formula for delivering desperately needed services and support to families. Hilary Nagel is VIA’s Family Resource Navigator. Her job title tells you everything you need to know about the work she does.  She’s a guide through challenging waters…
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Staff Spotlight: Back in the Classroom

November 3, 2017 | Staff

If you’ve ever walked through the doors at VIA’s James C. Hormel School, you probably recognize the name, the face, and the friendly demeanor of Jeanette Atkins. For 2 years, until this past summer, Jeanette served as our receptionist at JCH. She joined us in August of 2015 from Western State Hospital where she was…
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Donor Spotlight: Remembering William Sherman

November 2, 2017 | Support

The Sherman family has been with VIA since our very beginning. Blair (pictured at left with his father Woody and step-mother Deborah) was in VIA’s first class of four students. And he is with us today as a client in our Adult Services program. We were saddened to learn over the summer of the passing…
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Staff Spotlight- Ten Years Strong

October 5, 2017 | Staff

In this month’s spotlight is one of our most accomplished and dedicated staff members. Lauren Haskins has been with VIA for 10 years. She came to us from George Mason University, where she received her Master’s in Special Education and completed her Behavior Analyst coursework.  She earned her undergraduate degree at UVA in Psychology and…
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