Distance Learning Program Comes to Richmond

Earn a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Shenandoah University with no travel outside of the Richmond area. 

  • Four semesters of coursework
  • In-person teaching with a course of study designed for the working professional.
  • Staffed by faculty with national, state, and local reputations.
  • BACB pre-approved course sequence designed to prepare students for the BCBA exam.
  • Competitively priced, exceptional value

Attend an upcoming Brown Bag "Lunch n' Learn" to get more information about this program.

March 31, April 20, or May 19
12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Commonwealth Autism Richmond Headquarters
4108 E. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228

FREE Independent Living Housing Sessions

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services’ (DBHDS) Division of Developmental Services invites you to attend an information session to learn more about the resources available to help people in the Settlement Agreement population access their own home in the community with appropriate supports.

Did you know that there are almost 600 people in the target population, who receive natural, Medicaid waiver and other supports that are living in their own home in the community. You can too! Please join us at the information session listed below to find out more about how to make this a reality for you.

Who is included in the Settlement Agreement Population? The Settlement Agreement target population for housing includes Virginians with developmental disabilities at least 18 years of age or older who are in one of the following categories:

• Living in a training center, intermediate care facility, skilled nursing facility and eligible for one of the Medicaid DD Waivers
• Receiving Medicaid DD Waiver services
• On a waitlist for Medicaid DD Waiver services If this sounds like you and you are interested in housing opportunities in the community, please join us for this information session!

This workshop will be offered WEEKLY March 3-April 7 in different locations around Virginia.

Autism: What we know


A recent paper published in the Annual Review of Public Health (Lyall et al., 2017) offers a summary of the state of the science with respect to the epidemiology (i.e., the incidence, distribution, and possible control) of autism.  Dr. Oswald shares a detailed abstract that quotes the main conclusions of that paper.

Click on the title of this article for a full size version of the image to the left. You can also get a printable PDF of this report summary here. 

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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