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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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All Three VIA Programs Excel in Accreditation Review

November 19, 2018 | Programs

VIA is proud to announce the three-year renewal of our accreditation by CARF – the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. This is the first time that all three of VIA’s programs – James C. Hormel School, Outpatient Behavioral Services, and Adult Academy — have been reviewed by CARF, and they passed with flying colors.…
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Senator Deeds Visit Highlights Need for Expanded Services

October 30, 2018 | Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – (CBS19 NEWS) – With demand going up for services at the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA), state Senator Creigh Deeds met with the institute’s President Tuesday morning to see firsthand the work involved in autism services and how he can help. According to VIA’s President, Ethan Long, children and their families are waiting…
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VIA in the News: VIAble Ventures Makes a Splash in Regional Press

October 1, 2018 | Adult

The Virginia Institute of Autism’s pioneering social impact program has struck a chord with news organizations around the state and in the District of Columbia.  On September 10th, the Charlottesville Daily Progress ran a front-page story on VIAble Ventures, our program that develops micro-businesses specifically designed to employ adults with autism. www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/a-hand-up-for-autistic-adults The Associated Press…
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