Commonwealth Autism accredited by Standards for Excellence Institute

Commonwealth Autism recently received the Standards for Excellence Institute’s Seal of Excellence for successfully completing their rigorous accreditation program. Commonwealth Autism voluntarily opened itself to analysis by a peer review team over the last 18 months that examined the organization’s compliance with the Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. These standards cover areas such as: Mission, Strategy and Evaluation; Leadership: Board, Staff, and Volunteers; Legal Compliance and Ethics; Finance and Operations; Resource Development; and Public Awareness, Engagement, and Advocacy.

​The Standards for Excellence Institute evaluates fundamental values such as honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability, all of which are inherently important in the nonprofit world. Commonwealth Autism’s programs and services, management, fundraising and financial practices were subjected to in-depth examination prior to earning accreditation.

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THEN join us for our Rockin' for Autism Celebration 

October 28, 2017, 2-6 p.m. @ Twisted Ales

Vendors wanted! Join the party and share info about your business. 

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Training Opportunity: Positive Behavior Supports

Join us for Essentials of Positive Behavior Supports for Home, School, and Community. 

This training session will introduce the essential components of Positive Behavior  Support  (PBS) which is a multicomponent approach to assessing and treating challenging behaviors commonly exhibited by individuals with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities.  Participants will be introduced to a variety of a tools that can be used to assess the function or cause of challenging behavior.  The presenter will then introduce evidence-based  intervention strategies based on function. Emphasis will be placed on proactive interventions and strategies to teach alternative behavior. This training is appropriate for anyone who provides service to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including school  and community service personnel.  Families and caregivers of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities may also find the material helpful.

This event will be held October 25, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Waynesboro, VA 

Cost is $40

For more information or to register go here. 

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Check out our newest blog!

We are excited to introduce our NEW Best Practice Blog. Commonwealth Autism staff will post here periodically, bringing you tips and tricks that can enhance your work in supporting people with autism and other developmental disabilities. 

If you have a topic you'd like to see us cover in the Best Practice Blog, contact us

Mission Statement

Commonwealth Autism's mission is to build the capacity of the autism and developmental disability service provider network through leadership, innovation, example, and collaboration. 

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