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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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VIA’s Mark Seymour Featured in Autism Transition Panel

April 20, 2018 | Adult

VIA’s Director of Adult Services, Mark Seymour, will be a featured panelist in an upcoming workshop – “Funding and Services for the Lifespan” on Friday April 27th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at City Space on the Downtown Mall. The panel provides a unique opportunity for experts from funding and support agencies as well as…
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Avenues of Engagement — Meet Adult Academy Client Erik

July 31, 2017 | Adult

Name: Erik Age: 23 @VIA: 3 years. Currently a client in the Adult Academy. Enjoys: Volunteering at Bellair Farm Exercise Shopping Developing independence in the kitchen Outside of VIA: Erik is an avid horseback rider and runner, participating in various area races, as well as Virginia Special Olympics. His family enjoys seeing him engage with his…
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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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