06Feb2023
VIA Helps Parents Navigate the Complexities of the Autism Journey

VIA Helps Parents Navigate the Complexities of the Autism Journey

As parents, we all want what is best for our children. We want them to be happy, productive contributors to their communities, and have a level of self-esteem that sustains them through the good and bad times. VIA’s Center for Adolescent and Adult Autism Services provides the structure in which our autistic children may thrive as happy and productive adults who contribute to their families and communities while building their self-esteem and independence every single day.

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17Jan2023
Full Circle: One Organization, Stronger Together

Full Circle: One Organization, Stronger Together

Jesseth Baul, Administrative Coordinator of School Services, spent a few years as a Registered Behavior Technician at Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center. She reflects on why our recent merger is such a good fit. 

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03Jan2023
Two Strong Nonprofits Unite to Increase and Strengthen Neurodevelopmental Services in Virginia

Two Strong Nonprofits Unite to Increase and Strengthen Neurodevelopmental Services in Virginia

Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA), Charlottesville, VA, and St. Vincent’s Home (SVH Services), Roanoke, VA, announced recently that the two organizations have merged. The result is an expanded Virginia Institute of Autism, forming one of the largest nonprofit providers of pediatric and adult services, inclusive of educational, behavioral, and habilitative services for autism and related disabilities in Virginia.

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20Nov2022
Careers Grow at VIA: We Are Always Evolving To Meet Changing Needs

Careers Grow at VIA: We Are Always Evolving To Meet Changing Needs

Ashley Stonemetz-Walding is the director of compliance at VIA, but that's just the most recent hat she's put on in her 15 years with the organization.

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04Nov2022
Growing Up Alongside VIA

Growing Up Alongside VIA

The Yoder family began their journey with autism when their son Ben was 2 years old, and VIA has grown and changed alongside him.

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07Oct2022
VIA and SVH Announce Merger

VIA and SVH Announce Merger

After decades of parallel progress, these two strong organizations are coming together to form an even stronger whole.

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04Aug2022
Early Intervention and a Good Night’s Sleep

Early Intervention and a Good Night’s Sleep

Follow Caroline’s journey as she learns to enjoy solid foods, sleep through the night, and play chase with classmates on the school playground.

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28Jul2022
He Found the Right Job—and Camaraderie, Too

He Found the Right Job—and Camaraderie, Too

VIA's supported employment program helps clients build skills and secure meaningful work.

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15Jul2022
Careers Grow at VIA: From Intern to Program Director

Careers Grow at VIA: From Intern to Program Director

The student and client progress Lauren has seen since she began working at via 16 years ago has taken many forms.

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06Jul2022
Supporting Students Through Innovative Partnerships

Supporting Students Through Innovative Partnerships

VIA's Intensive School-Based Intervention program is focused on helping children stay in their local public schools by providing coaching and support for their teachers and staff.

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30Jun2022
7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Benefits VIA

7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Benefits VIA

The 2022 VIA golf tournament was held at The Club at Glenmore on Wednesday, June 29.

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16May2022
Finding Her Voice

Finding Her Voice

The VIA outpatient team helps a young learner find her voice using the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

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26Apr2022
Run/Walk for Autism 5K

Run/Walk for Autism 5K

Our community came together to run, walk, jump, and play in support of autism acceptance and VIA services.

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18Nov2021
Gifts That Give Twice

Gifts That Give Twice

VIA’s vocational programs help clients grow job skills while producing retail products.

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30Sep2021
CAAAS Grand Opening Celebration

CAAAS Grand Opening Celebration

VIA celeberated the grand opening of the new Center for Adolescent and Adult Autism Services.

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13Apr2021
Music Partnership Deepens Learning

Music Partnership Deepens Learning

The principal bassoonist for the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra has struck up a transformative relationship at VIA.

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