VIA Commends Autism Speaks Call to Action

August 7, 2014 | Press

Paul Wang, Autism Speaks Senior Vice President for Medical Research, called for an investment in early intervention in his article, “Everyone Wins When We Invest in Optimal Outcomes for Autism.” “It’s not just families but our entire society that benefits when we invest in effective intervention for all children with ASD, and do so as…

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VIA Staff Highlighted at ABAI Convention

May 28, 2014 |

The Virginia Institute of Autism’s staff had a strong presence at the Association for Behavior Analysis International 40th Annual Convention this weekend. Five VIA behavior analysts presented their findings at the conference – the largest meeting of behavior analysts in the world. Outpatient Supervisors Julie Patterson and Peggy Halliday and Outpatient Behavioral Services Director Emily…

Tags: ABAI, Ashley Stonemetz-Walding, autism expert, autism study, behavior analysis, Conference, Julie Patterson, Outpatient Behavioral Services, Pathways, Reinforcement, VIA, VIA On the Move, VIA Staff, Yaniz Padilla Dalmau

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Ethan Long Releases Autism Study

May 20, 2014 | Programs

A new autism study may be a step toward reducing stimulatory behaviors that interfere with learning. The study, “Preliminary Effects of Conditioned Establishing Operations on Stereotypy,” was conducted by a team of autism experts, including VIA Executive Director Ethan Long, PhD, BCBA-D. The research team developed a procedure to identify and treat distracting behaviors often…

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Autism Expert John Rapp Visits VIA

April 24, 2014 |

Autism expert John Rapp, Associate Professor of Psychology at Auburn University, visited the Virginia Institute of Autism to give a Continuing Education Talk for VIA staff. During his talk, “Assessment and Treatment of Noncompliant Behavior,” Rapp gave staff members tips to help students learn to cope with and enjoy tasks that have been traditionally difficult…

Tags: Auburn University, autism expert, autism study, John Rapp, partnership, Scott Sparrow, VIA Staff, workshop

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Ethan Long Talks CDC Report on Charlottesville Newsplex

March 27, 2013 | Press

The recent release of a government study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (CDC) has the autism community reacting to the report that 1 in 50 school-age children has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study is based on 2011-2012 parent reports about the diagnoses…

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