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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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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Free Screenings of SWIM TEAM The Film

April 16, 2018 | Events

What would you do if the community gave up on your child? The Virginia Institute of Autism is offering two free screenings this month of the award-winning documentary film Swim Team. The film chronicles the extraordinary rise of a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum and their parents as they build a team,…
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