“Will you celebrate with me?”
Tay, a student at the Virginia Institute of Autism, asks her friends to celebrate with her at the end of every good day.
They gather around her and clap, cheer and sing, “Tay is amazing!”
This sweet moment seems like it should be impossible.
Autism impairs a child’s ability to recognize the emotions of others. Sharing joy with friends is challenging.
Because of you, small miracles like Tay’s celebration happen every day.
VIA instructors and programs teach students the skills to connect with their peers.
Our students are celebrating each other’s milestones!
Your donation right now will help us take children and adults with autism off our waitlist.
Will you help more children share joy?