James C. Hormel School

James C. Hormel School

The James C. Hormel School is a year-round day school licensed to serve students between the ages of 2 and 22 who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We partner with local school districts across central Virginia to serve students whose needs for learning, communication, behavior, or social interaction are too intensive for a public school setting.

JCH School provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art education and clinical programs designed to address those needs. Our services are based on the principles of applied behavior analysis, and employ specialists in the fields of behavior analysis, special education, speech-language therapy, and occupational and physical therapies. 


Contact the School: 434.923.8252

JCH School Services and Programs

Community Partners Internship Program

Part of VIA's initiative to develop and expand services that support a transition to a more independent and connected adulthood for people with autism in our community, the Community Partners Internship Program (CPIP) places students in local businesses where they can learn first-hand all the social, behavioral, cognitive skills that enable successful employment. 

Partner Businesses

Alloy Workshop, Bellair Farm, Ben & Jerry’s, Charlottesville Parks and Recreation, Colonial Auto Center, Crutchfield, Fluvanna County SPCA, Greene County Parks and Rec, The Habitat Store, Jefferson Madison Regional Library, Loaves and Fishes, Meals on Wheels, Moe’s Original BBQ, P B & J Fund, The Pie Chest, Salvation Army, Wildrock

Family Resource Navigator

No matter where you are in your autism journey, cllinical social worker Hilary Nagel can provide advice, guidance, support and referrals to organizations and agencies who can help. For families in need who are looking for next steps, or looking ot the long term, VIA's Family Resource Navigator can be a guide through troubled water. 


James C. Hormel School