Charlottesville Region Autism Action Group (CRAAG)

Autism Action Groups are initiated, developed and supported by Commonwealth Autism Service. Group participants include self-advocates, family members, educators, private and public service providers, and other concerned individuals. Developed to help maximize “value added” autism services by bringing together local providers, the Autism Action Groups in Virginia consist of members from local communities who have a desire to actively and collaboratively work toward providing quality services and resources for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Utilizing the best current holistic thinking about approaches to the development of a truly seamless service matrix, we will endeavor to organize both our strategic and implementation approaches around The Lifespan Connection Initiative (LCI). Within this framework we will focus on setting system change goals and measuring outcomes.  The LCI will provide a framework to guide AAG planning, coordination, program initiatives, etc. towards the attainment of the AAG mission and regional goals. Representatives from action groups meet yearly to network. Meeting locations vary for each of the action group localities.

The mission of the Autism Action Groups is to provide leadership in the implementation of a regional system of services and resources to maximize the potential and quality of life of each individual with autism spectrum disorders, and their families, across the lifespan.



Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson, and the City of Charlottesville

Contact: to reach a local CRAAG volunteer or email Autumn Kaufman,, CAS Liaison

CRAAG Calendar of Events

CRAAG Meeting:
2nd Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at Region Ten CSB, 504 Old Lynchburg Road, Charlottesville (main entrance to conference room), 10-10:30 a.m. for Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for Dialogue Series - check calendar for more information     THERE WILL BE NO MEETING JUNE - JULY 2014.

*CRAAG/BRCCC Special Needs Support Group meets 2nd Friday of the month at First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park Street, 12:30- 2:30 p.m. THE SUPPORT GROUP WILL NOT MEET DURING THE SUMMER.  THE MEETINGS WILL START BACK ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014.

*Lifespan Committee meets: 4th Monday of the month 10 a.m. at WorkSource Enterprises~1311 Carlton Ave., Charlottesville

*Outreach and Awareness Committee, email

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Social Group forming, see FLYER for details.

CRAAG Resource Directory, Parent Concerns Survey, "Life After High School for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)"  Presentation slides, held on January 11, 2014
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Calendar of Events