Young Supporters Inspire VIA Community

October 2, 2014 | Support

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.” – J.K. Rowling Some special supporters of the Virginia Institute of Autism are proving that young people can have powerful impact on their community. VIA families, staff and supporters gathered on the playground on Friday to…

Tags: accolades, autism, Charlottesville, Community, Outreach, partnership, siblings, students, support, VIA, VIA Families, young supporters

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Students Enjoy Enrichment Program

July 23, 2014 | Family Resource Navigator

VIA students are exploring sensory rich activities in a new enrichment program at the James C. Hormel School. Nicole Root from Explorations Play Studio brings her Playtrays to VIA to let students experiment with enticing, open-ended materials. “It was fascinating to see which materials lured in what children, and how long it captivated them,” said…

Tags: Community, enrichment, Explorations Play Studio, Hilary Nagel, Nicole Root, partnership, sensory, students

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VIA is Hiring Behavior Analysts

July 17, 2014 | Programs

VIA is on the lookout for behavior analysts to join our leadership team! Lead a team of passionate, highly-trained instructors. Collaborate with other behavior analysts. Design your own professional path. Live in one of the best cities in the nation. And create a brighter future for people with autism. Are you ready? Apply now.  …

Tags: autism expert, behavior analyst, expert, hiring, James C. Hormel School, students, VIA Staff

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Congratulations to Our Special Olympics Champ!

June 14, 2014 | Programs

Congratulations to VIA’s own Erik Hagen for winning the Gold Medal in the 5K and the Silver Medal in the 3K at the Virginia Special Olympics! This is Erik’s second year competing in track at Special Olympics. Not only has he competed in the Regional and State Games two years running, he has also run…

Tags: Community, James C. Hormel School, Outreach, students, VIA On the Move

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2014 | Support

We love our students, staff, families, donors, volunteers and VIA community! That’s why we made this video Valentine just for you! Thank you for loving us too! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tags: Community, students, support, Valentine's Day, VIA, VIA Staff, VIA video

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