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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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Sibling Support Program Coming March 3

January 22, 2018 | Family Resource Navigator

On March 3rd, in collaboration with VIA, City Parks & Recreation will be holding its Sibling Support Program at Carver Recreation Center, 9am to 1pm. Siblings of children with disabilities get a day that’s all about them. VIA collaborates with Charlottesville Parks and Recreation to provide peer support, information, games and recreation activities from a…
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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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Sign Up for March 4 – Sibling Support Program

February 6, 2017 | Family Resource Navigator

Siblings of kids with disabilities need support and attention too. On Saturday, March 4th, the Virginia Institute of Autism is teaming up with Charlottesville Parks & Recreation to host a one-day Sibling Support Program. Our goal is to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support within a lively, recreational context that emphasizes a kids’-eye-view: information,…
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Sibling Support Program coming in September

August 2, 2016 | Family Resource Navigator

On Saturday, September 17th, 2016, siblings of children with disabilities will have the chance to have a day that’s all about them. The Virginia Institute of Autism is teaming up with Charlottesville Parks & Recreation to host a one-day Sibling Support Program.  Our goal is to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support within a…
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