Compassionate Care at VIA

July 1, 2019 | Staff

Creating meaningful change for families with autism requires not only scientific rigor, but also compassionate engagement in the therapeutic relationship. VIA’s May 8th Staff Development Day featured Dr. Bridget Taylor of Alpine Learning Group speaking about compassionate care. Dr. Taylor spoke about her practice as a behavior analyst, and her journal article “Compassionate Care in…
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Spring Science and Professional Development Roundup

June 30, 2019 | Staff

Spring is always a busy season at VIA. Not only is new life burgeoning, but spring also brings Autism Awareness Month and our annual Run for Autism 5K in April. This year’s spring schedule was also full of significant conference and professional development participation by VIA staff — expanding our connections and reinforcing and extending…
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VIA 2018 Electronic Annual Report is Published

May 30, 2019 | Programs

VIA’s 2018 Annual Report is now available in a beautiful digital edition for reading and sharing online. Click here to view it now. The report features stories on our innovative student vocational training program, our research collaborations with the University of Virginia, and our adult employment initiative VIAble Ventures.
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VIA announces new logo and look

April 16, 2019 |

Dear VIA Community: We are proud to share with you an exciting new development in VIA’s growth as an organization. We are announcing an updated look and logo for VIA. These changes are the product of considerable thought and conversation about how we communicate our mission and celebrate the strengths and capacities of the families…
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Area Companies Raise Funds, Awareness in Run for Autism

March 27, 2019 | Events

Seven community-minded, fitness-minded companies have signed on to become the inaugural class in the “Company Challenge” – a competition raising funds and awareness and participation for the Virginia Institute of Autism’s Run for Autism 5K.  The run / walk / fundraise race is one of our area’s most popular fitness and social impact events, drawing…
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Understanding Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum

February 1, 2019 | Events

Traditionally, four times as many men as women have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. But in recent assessments by the Centers for Disease Control, the differences in diagnosis between men and women have begun to shrink–due to better diagnostic practices and an increased understanding that symptoms and effects of autism may present very differently…
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Community Event Spotlights Research and Services

January 10, 2019 | Events

Our first VIA Community Advisory Board event of 2019 was held at the UVA Colonnade Club on January 10th. It showcased VIA’s innovative new research collaborations with the Curry School of Education. Members of VIA’s Community Advisory Board, Board of Directors, numerous founders, friends and supporters, and UVA colleagues from Curry, the UVA Brain Institute,…
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