Resources for Families During the COVID Emergency

During the shutdown, we will use this page to share resources and activities for families whose services have been suspended.

General information, health, safety, and services are available on this page.

There are sub-pages with learning and wellness and activity resources for Adult clients and for school-aged students.

Please check back frequently for updates.


If you need COVID testing

Thomas Jefferson Health District Testing Sites

State of Virginia Testing Sites


Autism Speaks has a page listing grant opportunities for

Their COVID-19 Resources page has select resources links, well organized, that include coping strategies, scheduling aids, and teaching


Looking for some ACTION for your family during days cooped up at home?  Free workout videos:


Do you need help? Willing to provide help?  A great summary of local opportunities and resources is at


A VIA family has kindly offered help picking up medications or similar necessities.  If you need this help, please reach out to Hilary hngagel [at] viacenters [dot] org or to Ashley awalding [at] viacenters [dot] org to be connected.

YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY   Know what to do if you get exposed

As time goes on, it’s inevitable that we’re going to have more confirmed cases locally. Please review the Health Department Guidelines on what to do -  COVID-19 – What if……

What do I do if I have confirmed or suspected COVID-19?

What do I do if I were potentially exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19?

From Hilary Nagel hnagel [at] viacenters [dot] org — All counties now have FREE lunch programs on offer. Drive by to receive a free lunch. Families can email Hilary directly to connect them with this resource in their jurisdiction.

March 18th – 1-4 pm – Free Webinar - Home all Day: Basic Supports and Strategies Webinar.  Unexpected school closings present special challenges for individuals on the autism spectrum. Tune in to hear ideas for easing anxiety, scheduling daily activities, and staying busy during challenging times. Hosted by St. John’s University Professor, Angela Mouzakitis PhD, BCBA-D.  Register: