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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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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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Run for Autism 5K Wrapup – “Stronger Together”

May 5, 2017 | Events

At 5:00AM on April 22, 2017, staff and volunteers began unpacking and setting up for VIA’s 18th Annual Run for Autism 5K at Charlottesville High School.  It was still dark, and weather forecasts all over Central Virginia foretold impending storms, but for the nearly 1100 runners, walkers, volunteers, and spectators who came out regardless, the…
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