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Call to Action: Legislators Need Feedback Now

March 6, 2018 | Support

Call to Action:  The legislative session is ending, and our colleagues at the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF) have issued the following action alerts about legislation that could have an effect on VIA services. Please see the documents below for information on how you can contact state legislators to express an opinion.…
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Call to Action: Don’t Cap Special Education Schools Funding

March 5, 2018 | Support

Dear Friends of VIA: The Virginia Institute of Autism and our colleagues at other special education facilities around the state have been following the progress of several bills and amendments in the General Assembly that could have significant effects on the services we provide. One of those is particularly troubling and could use your immediate…
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Donor Spotlight: Remembering William Sherman

November 2, 2017 | Support

The Sherman family has been with VIA since our very beginning. Blair (pictured at left with his father Woody and step-mother Deborah) was in VIA’s first class of four students. And he is with us today as a client in our Adult Services program. We were saddened to learn over the summer of the passing…
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BJ’s Brewhouse Fundraiser (with flier)

March 14, 2017 | Events

Come out tonight to benefit VIA.  BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is sponsoring a delicious way to raise money for a great cause. Tonight – from 5:00 to 10:00 pm, they’re donating 20% of food and soft beverage sales to benefit VIA. All you have to do is print out this flier, bring it with you,…
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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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