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: Diving In!

November 3, 2017 | Staff

In our Spotlight, we often feature staff who have years of experience with VIA. This month, we shine the light on one of our newer co-workers, who has jumped right in and has changed lives doing so. Jordan Lewis joined VIA last year as an Outpatient Behavioral Services Coordinator. Right from the start, she has…
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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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2017 Gala Roundup – “It Takes a Village”

October 5, 2017 | Events

VIA’s 21st Anniversary Gala was one to remember — over 240 guests, hundreds of auction items, amazing food by A Pimento catering, good company, and dancing ’till midnight. We’re overjoyed to announce that we met our fundraising goal of $330,000.  And the reviews were all raves. In the words of one long-time attendee: “this was the best Gala…
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Autism and Public Safety Forum Coming Sept. 30

September 8, 2017 | Events

As people with ASD and other developmental disabilities become more meaningfully incorporated in mainstream life, it seems inevitable that opportunities for interaction with police or emergency personnel will increase.  And so too can the opportunities for misunderstanding. For families of those on the spectrum, it’s easy to imagine all the ways that an encounter with…
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Staff Spotlight – Building One VIA

September 8, 2017 | Staff

Staff Development Days are an important time for training, teamwork, and collaboration. Over the final two days of the summer break for VIA’s students and clients, VIA staff got to do all that and more. Monday, August 14 served as a chance for staff to prepare for the new school year. Some took crisis intervention…
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