Letter from the CEO

Dear Visitor,

Welcome to our newly re-launched website. The launch is timed to commemorate our
20th Anniversary (1995-2015) of service to the autism community in Virginia.

Our goal is to provide information about Commonwealth Autism and the wide array of ways in which we strive to meet our mission to build the capacity of the autism service network through partnership and collaboration. Additionally, we trust you will find this newer version even more useful in your search for information about autism, autism services, and providers, as well as helping to keep up to date on policy and research.

Commonwealth Autism is pleased to be a major portal for this information in the Commonwealth of Virginia and does so in partnership with the lead state agency for autism, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). You can also link to the DBHDS site by clicking on the icon at the bottom of the page.

With a prevalence rate of 1 in 68, the potential exists for in excess of 125,000 of our fellow Virginians to have an ASD and for many more to be impacted by autism as family and community members. Our work together is all the more critical in light of the scope of the problem.

We welcome your suggestions and comments about the site. We are committed to have it be an accurate, efficient, and helpful resource to individuals with autism, their families, and service providers.

We are grateful to our Board of Directors, staff, strategic partners, and individual and corporate sponsors for their tremendous support of our efforts over these past twenty years on behalf of all those impacted by autism.

Sincerely,

John A. Toscano, MSW, MBA

President and CEO

Mission Statement

Commonwealth Autism's mission is to build the capacity of the autism service network through partnership and collaboration.

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