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The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is one of the world's largest organizations using applied behavior analysis (ABA) in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

Who is covered?

  • Children under the age of 21 who receive Medicaid or have a Medicaid Waiver
  • FAMIS children who are not enrolled with a Managed Care Organization (MCO)
  • Children in foster care and some adopted children with disabilities

This program was created to meet the health care needs of Virginia's uninsured children between the ages of 0 and 19 years, in working families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford private health insurance. FAMIS is Virginia’s health insurance program for children. It makes health care affordable for children of eligible families. There are no enrollment costs or monthly premiums for FAMIS. FAMIS covers all medical care needed to include:

  • Doctor Visits
  • Well-baby checkups
  • Hospital visits
  • Vaccinations
  • Prescription Medicine
  • Tests and X rays
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency Care
  • Vision Care
  • Mental Health Care

To qualify for FAMIS an individual must:

  • Live in Virginia and be a U.S. citizen or qualified alien
  • Be under age 19
  • Currently NOT have health insurance nor had any in the past 4 months (exceptions)
  • Not be eligible for any Virginia state employee health insurance plan
  • Not be eligible for FAMIS Plus (also known as Children’s Medicaid)
  • Live in a family meeting FAMIS income guidelines

 

The Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP) is designed to assist individuals on the waiting list for any Medicaid waivers to access short-term resources, supports, and services that will help them remain in their own community homes.

SSI is a federal benefit program for people with disabilities who have limited income and resources. SSI provides cash assistance to individuals who are either age 65 and older, blind or disabled, including children. The amount of cash benefit you receive is based on the Federal Benefit Rate and the amount of income you receive.

Can you or your child qualify for SSI/SSDI benefits? Visit the Social Security Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool to find out if you qualify.

As of July 1, 2016, the Medicaid Waiver system in Virginia has been changed. 

For more information about changes in Medicaid Waivers, trainings, and worksheets for families, visit the DBHDS website

There are seven supports needs levels for adults determined by Supports Intensity Scale and Supplemental Questions and four reimbursement tiers. A number of services (group home, sponsored residential, supported living, independent living supports, group day, community engagement, and group supported employment) will be reimbursed according to these tiers. This process provides greater reimbursement for smaller settings and for supporting individuals with more intensive needs. 

While there is still a waiting list for waiver services, waiver lists are now combined and your waiver slot is prioritized based on need. Individuals with disabilities who are in need of services or may need them in the future are encouraged to apply for a Medicaid Waiver as soon as possible. 

Building Independence Waiver (formerly Day Support Waiver): For adults 18+ able to live independently in the community but still may require supports in other areas.

Family and Individual Supports Waiver (formerly DD Waiver): For adults and children living with family or friends in their own homes, for those with both medical and behavioral needs.

Community Living Waiver (formerly ID Waiver): For adults and children. Includes residential supports and a full array of medical and behavioral supports for individuals who may require 24/7 care. 

Eligibility: An individual age 6 and older who has a diagnosis of a developmental disability and does not have a diagnosis of intellectual disability.

Services that may be provided (depending on specific waiver):

  • Employment and Day Services
  • Self-Directed Options
  • Residential Supports
  • Crisis Support Options
  • Medical and Behavioral Options
  • Assistive Technology
  • Electronic Home-Based Services
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Individual and Family/Caregiver Training
  • Transition Services

To locate the Clinic closest to you and view the screening form, visit the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) website.

 

2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number connecting people with free information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in Virginia.

Also offers parent education workshops.

"Private practice serving Northern Virginia.  We use evidence-based techniques to provide diagnostic and therapeutic speech and language services in the areas of articulation, social communication, expressive/receptive language and literacy development.  We cater to clients in Northern Virginia, specifically Falls Church, Arlington, Vienna, Mclean, Annandale, Fairfax and Washington, D.C."

Small pre-school classroom that uses ABA practices to teach children with autism.  Serving children ages 2-4.

"ABA Educational Resources Ltd. is committed to be a leading edge website providing practical resource materials for families and professionals using educational strategies for children with autism. Our goal is to facilitate the delivery of ABA services to families through the provision of resource materials at a free and/or affordable cost"

The Teaching Extras page is useful for special education teachers with A-Z, numbers, Dolch words, and emotion flash cards to print.

In-home ABA services for individuals ages 2-21, consulting, supervision and training.  Private pay and insurance.  Covering the Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem areas.

"Accotink Academy's Therapeutic Day School is a special-needs, language-based, literacy-rich pre-K (5-21) therapeutic setting serving children with emotional disabilities, developmental disabilities (including receptive and expressive language disorders) and specific learning disabilities in reading, mathematics, and written expression.  This unique therapeutic program combines the best teaching practices supported by current research on brain function, language acquisition, and reading."

Activities Created for Enrichment (ACE) is designed for children ages 5-21 years old who have severe or profound developmental disabilities.

The VCU ACE-IT in College program is a five semester inclusive, on-campus college experience for young adults with intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, or autism.  With the support of an education coach, ACE-IT in College students take VCU classes and participate in VCU activities.  In addition to taking classes, students can participate in internships, employment, service learning, and social experiences, as the goal of the program for each student is competitive employment in an area in which the student is interested and can excel in through taking VCU courses.

Provides therapeutic, psychological, & educational services to children with disabilities and developmental delays ages birth to 21, as well as parent education workshops.  Settings for services include homes, schools and clinics.

Provides therapeutic, psychological, & educational services to children with disabilities and developmental delays ages birth to 21, as well as parent education workshops.  Settings for services include homes, schools and clinics.

Early learning & inclusion educational resources.  

An activity, mutual support, advocacy, etc. community for autistic adults, for autistic adults in the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC areas.  All autistic diagnoses, verbal & non-verbal, are welcome (Asperger's, autistic disorder, PDD-NOS, etc).

The Advocacy Institute is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the development of products and services that work to improve the lives of people with disabilities, particularly learning disabilities.  The Advocacy Institute provides consultative services to educators, counselors, service providers, parents, students, organizations, government entities and others.

"Is your child struggling in school?  Do you feel like you meet a wall of special education committee school jargon, scores, and teacher comments without real answers about why your child struggles or how to help? Kathleen Ross-Kidder, Ph.D., a licensed clinical and licensed school psychologist and former teacher with over 30 years experience fostering academic success is an expert in navigating the complicated issues of special and regular education.  She helps you create a better educational experience for your child"

serving all areas of Virginia.

Advocating 4 Kids LLC provides Education Consultant & Special Education Advocacy services to families and their children with Special Education needs.

Our goal is to help all students gain educational benefits and success. The maze of Special Education is confusing and frustrating. Parents are often ignored by school personnel and educational leaders. We help parents find their voice when working with their local public schools.

Affordable Colleges offers information on scholarships and other programs for indivdiuals with disabilities. 

Aging with Autism is dedicated to providing programs and services for individuals with autism as they transition to and through adulthood.

Child and family therapist in private practice. Works in a small group practice with three psychologists: Stephanie Pratola, PhD; Lisa Rochford, PhD, & Lisa Teegarden-Cabay, PhD. Provides assessment services, traditional outpatient therapy and play therapy. Offers social skills training groups for students on the autism spectrum.

 

From children's early speech and language learning, school age social skills, to adolescent and adult physical therapy, Albemarle Therapy Center has professionals with the expertise and experience you need! 

Albemarle Therapy Center provides physical, speech, and occupational therapy for children in its original Charlottesville location and in the new Waynesboro facility. Our centers feature large treatment rooms, sensory-motor gyms with suspended swings, trampoline and climbing structures, to support and encourage children in need of therapy. Albemarle Therapy Center accepts most private insurance plans, third party payers, and Medicaid and Medicare. 

ALL Pediatrics provides exceptional primary care in a family centered atmosphere.

Each of our locations maintains a personalized feel so that patients can easily recognize our friendly, professional providers, nurses and front desk staff that have provided care to patients for many years.

All three of our locations have abundant parking with easy accessibility to the main door for parents with infants in strollers, toddlers or special needs children.

The entire practice uses a centralized electronic medical records system so that parents can be assured that their child's medical record is always available at any location they choose to use when their child needs to be seen.

Areas of practice include special education law/best practices, IEP development, inclusion implementation, EFM (Military) transition assistance, trainings/professional development. Geographical areas include Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Hampton, Norfolk, Chesapeake, & Newport News.

ALLY (A Life Like Yours) Advocacy Center fills the unmet needs of the community by providing free information on disability rights, guidance, support, events, and workshops to families and caretakers of those with disabilities and the professionals who work with them.  We build relationships and collaborate with other nonprofits and governmental agencies to provide the opportunities, services, and programming that individuals need.  ALLY provides individualized education planning, social skills groups, parent support groups, workshops, and recreational opportunities for all ages.

"APTS is a private non-profit educational, vocational and behavioral consultation program for students and adults with developmental and other disabilities. Our school based program serves students from 19 counties aged 6-22 at two campuses in Alexandria and Fredericksburg, Virginia and we provide consultation services throughout Virginia and Maryland."

"APTS is a private non-profit educational, vocational and behavioral consultation program for students and adults with developmental and other disabilities. Our school based program serves students from 19 counties aged 6-22 at two campuses in Alexandria and Fredericksburg, Virginia and we provide consultation services throughout Virginia and Maryland."

The practice has an emphasis in mineral law and real estate, corporate issues, contracts, domestic relations and family law, administrative law, education law, personal injury, wills and estates, and negotiations. Firm members practice in the courts of all Virginia counties surrounding Tazewell as well as federal courts.

Provides in-home ABA therapy and consultative services to children with autism and other special needs in the Northern Virginia, Norfolk, & Washington D.C. areas.  

Ensuring full community inclusion and participation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through the provision of services and advocacy.

Serving Louisa & Nelson counties & Charlottesville.

Thriveworks Chesterfield is a multi-dimensional resource for individuals with ASD/HFA and their families. Katy Webb LCSW offers individual coaching, group therapy, family support and resource connections. Patients are offered individual psychotherapy, the LifeMap Young Adult Success Group (group therapy), behavioral intervention plans, career assessments, community outings for practicing highlighted skills from sessions, parent training programs, parent reflection support group sessions, sibling support, clinical collaboration with DARS/schools/PT/OT/physicians, and more.

Outpatient therapy/individual coaching can be very effective for children, adolescents, and adults who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism can have difficulty with organizing emotions, sensory overload, social skills, communication, interpersonal relationships, stress management, and other important topics. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is used to help individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome regulate their emotions, decrease impulsivity, communicate more effectively, and improve their social interactions/behaviors as a result. In addition, some individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome/HFA struggle with fears, anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, or loneliness.
Cognitive behavior therapy has been shown to be beneficial for reducing anxious and/or depressive feelings.

Katy Webb LCSW received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Richmond, and her master’s degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work in the medical and mental health fields has involved providing therapy to a range of populations with a focus on children, adolescents and young adults. She provides emotionally-focused marital therapy to help couples work through a range of struggles. She also has experience working with children with special needs (Autism, Intellectual Disability). For Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder, she uses evidence-based cognitive behavioral interventions to support depression, anxiety, social skills, daily living skills, and conversation skills.
Additionally, she is a certified Parent Trainer and teaches Co-Parenting Seminars. Katy has worked extensively with individuals who are experiencing severe mental illness, chronic physical illness and those who are living with chronic pain.

Developmental & neuropsychological testing, floor time therapy, social skills groups, parent guidance & medication management.

The Asperger Adults of Greater Washington, Inc. is a support, social and advocacy organization serving autistic adults in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and surrounding region.

in the Reston/ Sterling/ Dulles area.  Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. 

Since 1974, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has been the primary membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis.

"Our mission is to share accurate, scientifically soundinformation about autism and treatments for autism because we believe individuals with autism and their families deserve nothing less."

a therapeutic riding program that serves children and adults with disabilities.  

Arizona State University offers an online certification program providing an overview of autism spectrum disorders intended for professionals and family members working with adutlts and children with autism.  This 15 hour program can be finised completely online as a standalone program in as little as two years.

ABA services in the Richmond area.

"We provide a progressive learning environment that serves individuals with intellectual disabilities, ages 5 to 22.  Using the latest techniques, curricula, and technology, students and their families become active partners in their individualized education program."

Providing psychoeducational and autism assessments and recommendations.  

Provides school and home-based ABA therapy to individuals with autism.  Offers assessments, assessment-based educational treatment plans, research-based behavior intervention plans, and IEP review/meeting support services.  Located in Alexandria, VA, and serving the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC areas.  All services are implemented by a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA).

one-on-one ABA therapy in the client's home, community, and on-site.

A feature length documentary exploring how adults with autism fall in love and manage romantic relationship. Told through personal narratives, the audience is faced with the challenges, triumphs, and the unique human experience of finding and navigating love.

 

The Autism Learning Center (ALC) was founded in September 1997 as a 501c3 nonprofit organization to meet the tremendous need for comprehensive ABA services for children with autism in Northern Virginia. Our BCBA Clinical Directors create individualized programs to meet the needs of each child based on clinical experience and research in applied behavior analysis. Our home-based services allow our ABA trained RBT(Registered Behavioral Technician) staff to provide intensive one-on–one therapy focusing not only on academic goals but also on all aspects of the child’s life. Our curriculum emphasizes communication skills based on Skinner’s theory of verbal behavior, a variety of self–help skills, and social skills, with a focus of generalization to the natural environment.  With all activities, we emphasize increasing verbal behavior, spontaneity of language, and teaching in the child’s natural setting.

Autism Link’s mission is to provide information and support; to keep parents, family members of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and autistic individuals apprised of news and information, help them in their quest for services, and also in their quest for camaraderie with others in the autism community. We seek to directly help parents by providing opportunities for support, diagnosis, therapeutic services, inclusion and information, free of charge.

This is a data bank project to establish a network for those with autism combined with a hearing or visual disability, and encourage the development of centers to diagnose and evaluate individuals with these disorders.  This is a totally parent-run network.

The National Autism Resource and Information Center is a high profile national initiative of The Arc dedicated to be the central point of quality resources and information for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, their families, and other targeted key stakeholders, including the underserved and unserved. A major goal of the Autism NOW Center is to provide resources and information in core areas across the lifespan. Focus areas include early detection, early intervention, and early education; transition from high school into early adulthood; community inclusion; aging issues; policy; implementation of health care reform, including long term care services and supports; family and sibling support; and networking in local, state, and national arenas. Autism NOW provides four core services: 1. the website, 2. webinars every Tuesday and Thursday, 3. regional summits across the country, 4. an Information and Referral Call Center (1-855-828-8476).

We offer comprehensive, customized programs to meet the specific needs of each individual based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  We provide home-based, center-based, and community-based 1-1 intervention and we offer several social skills groups at our center.
 

Serves the Greater DC Metro Area, including Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District.  Also facilitates parent training workshops and a monthly "parents night out" at no charge.

 

Serving the areas of Amelia, Chesterfield, Charles City, Richmond, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa, Petersburg, & Powhatan.  Holds several monthly activities including a bowling league for all ages, a lego club for children of all abilities grades K-8, a preschool music group, a middle school Asperger's social group, and interest groups on a variety of topics, including a group for adults with Asperger's/HFA.  Social events for families, workshops and conferences are also held throughout the year for little to no expense.

Serving the counties of Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, Warren, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park.  Mini-grants available quarterly for adults with autism and families of those on the spectrum.  

Serving the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, and outlying areas.

Adults living with autism often have difficulty finding information about programs and supports that would allow them to live as independently as possible. Autism Speaks Housing and Adult Services initiative will focus on resources that impact all facets of adult life including employment, housing, and post-secondary education.

Autism Speaks is excited to announce the launch of Version 2.0 of the popular Transition Tool Kit. The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit was created to serve as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood.

The guiding principle that we used in developing this kit is that all individuals with autism, regardless of the level of support needed, should be able to live a life filled with purpose, dignity, choices and happiness. This kit will provide you with suggestions and options for you to consider as you set out on this journey toward finding your child's own unique path to adulthood.

Serving Smyth Co. & the surrounding areas.  Meeting will be held the second Saturday of the month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  Our mission is to support and strengthen one another, share information, raise awareness, and improve services in Southwest Virginia.  We will try to have an ASD-related speaker at every meeting.  Dinner will be provided by local restaurants at each meeting.  We will also offer child care services for every meeting.

 

"We hope to be your source of practical information and teaching tips for working with your special learners.  We have indexed over 200 books, songs, games and toys on the website for your convenience.  Our goal is to have a source of materials for you to refer to when you are teaching a specific cognitive concept or skill."

Services include:  ABA, behavioral/ educational assessment, family transition support, consultation, caregiver education, community education, BCBA/ BCaBA supervision.

Aware Youth Salon is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. In the privacy of my own salon suite with Salons by JC/Cascades.

Ms. Crystal brings over 20 years of experience.

Specializing in children and families with hair anxiety, hair loss, and special differences. 

All children and families welcome

B&R Ranch is a Western riding school and therapeutic center that provides riding lessons, therapeutic riding lessons, equine training, and more. All ages welcome to a variety of riding programs.

Search for certificants in your area.

At Behavior Basics, our goal is to help our clients master healthy habits, acquire new skills, change current behaviors and reduce undesired behaviors.  We provide personalized services, using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior, that meet each individual client's needs and help each client reach their maximum potential.  We also provide BACB supervision, staff and family training.  

Provides evidence based behavior analytic training and consultations to schools, agencies, and home based programs

Behavior Tracker is a shareware program which allows researchers to observe, record, edit, view and export behaviors or events using an easy to use interface. It allows one or more people to monitor one or more subjects' behavior and keep track of the frequency and duration of the behaviors observed as well as when each behavior occurred.

Comprehensive psychological services to children & adolescents with learning disabilities, developmental delays, emotional & behavioral problems.  Also provides parent support & training, academic consultations with school personnel, and consultation with other professionals working with the family.

Behavioral Directions is an autism consulting firm of leading behavior analysts and psychological professionals with extensive experience in autism, serving individuals with autism spectrum disorders, challenging behavior and related developmental disabilities.

At Behavioral Momentum, our mission is to provide individualized care and treatment to children and young adults with disabilities using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.  Our board certified staff maintain small caseloads in order to provide personalized attention to our clients. We use evidence-based practices and make data-driven decisions to help our clients reach their maximum potential.

 

Provides in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, parent training, and social skills training to families in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Suffolk.  Behavioral Progress, LLC is approved as a Tricare provider and accepts other health insurance.

Allison Clark, BCBA, provides in-home ABA and individual behavior and academic plans.

Board Certified Pediatric Dentists - Anderson & Sheppard Pediatric Dentists in Roanoke, VA serving infants, children, and teens in the surrounding cities of Salem, Vinton, Lexington, Clifton Forge, Covington, Rocky Mount, and Bedford, VA.

The Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center (BRAAC) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian center that provides education and services for children and families affected by autism and unique learning challenges, such as learning disabilities.  Serving individuals ages 2-22 at their locations in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Buena Vista.

The Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center (BRAAC) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian center that provides education and services for children and families affected by autism and unique learning challenges, such as learning disabilities.  Serving individuals ages 2-22 at their locations in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Buena Vista.

The Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center (BRAAC) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian center that provides education and services for children and families affected by autism and unique learning challenges, such as learning disabilities.  Serving individuals ages 2-22 at their locations in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Buena Vista.

I&R, housing assistance, employment services, disability rights, assistive technology, transition assistance, & support groups.

Private practice offering speech, physical, and occupational therapy services to children and adults.  All occupational therapists are sensory integration certified.

Located on the St. Mary's Hospital campus.  Serving children from birth - 4 years old.

Serving youth up to 21 years of age.

Scouting experiences available to all youths.  Cub Scouts available for boys ages 7-11 and scouting is available for ages 11 and up.  Activities include hiking, fishing, camping, andimal study, citizenry, and more.  For more information, contact your local Boy Scouts.

The mission of Bridle Paths is to offer strength, support, and healing to our clients through safe, effective, and high-quality equine-assisted activities and therapies. We provide therapeutic horseback riding instruction and equine-assisted psychotherapy services to individuals and families faced with physical, cognitive, psychological, and emotional needs.  The program offers innovative trails to connection, in partnership with horses, and serves those facing a wide variety of challenges, including ADHD, cerebral palsy, cognitive impairments, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety and depression, genetic problems, seizure disorders, and trauma.

After-school program addresses special needs for children ages 4-21 with autism, language delay, behavioral difficulties, and developmental delays.  Any elementary age student enrolled in Loudoun County special education is welcome into this program.

serving youth ages 2-14.

social skills groups for children ages 3-6, occupational therapy, speech therapy

social skills groups for children ages 3-6, occupational therapy, speech therapy

Specializes in the direct support and encouragement of individuals in meeting their full potential by facilitating an environment of individual attention, self-determination and choice. Adolescents and Adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, residential living, prevocational training.

The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies is a nonprofit organization that promotes practical, evidence-based applications of behavioral science in the home, school, and the workplace.

Designed for students K through 9 experiencing challenges with Asperger's Syndrome, high functioning autism, anxiety-related disorders, and ADHD (a formal diagnosis is not necessary).  Families interested in learning more about Camp Aristotle are encouraged to attend an information session.  All new students to Camp Aristotle must attend a play date to ensure that Camp Aristotle can meet their needs.  Applicants will contacted for a play date after their entire application has been received.

Week long summer (day and overnight) sessions for children ages 6 through adult. Nursing staff on site provides medical services. Activities include swimming, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, dance & theatre arts, arts & crafts, and a variety of sports.  Respite care services include 24-hour care during a family crisis (given 4-hour notice), extended one to two week respite stays available all year, and weekend respite services for children ages 6 through adult.

Ages 4-13.

Co-ed camp for children and adolescents ages 5-12.

Camp Connect ASD offers children and teens with Asperger’s Syndrome (ages 9-17) seven days and six nights of summer fun and social connections. Children experience all the fun and adventure of a sleep-away camp with medical staff close at hand.

Camp Easter Seals UCP is an overnight camp in New Castle, VA for children and adults with disabilities offering weekend respites, summer camps and family camps.

Camp Free2BMe is designed specifically for children ages 8 to 18, who have a primary diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome, autism, or developmental delay.

F.A.C.T. hosts a fun filled, action packed day camp in Virginia Beach for 6 weeks each summer and 1 week during spring break. Students, ages 4 to 21 with a primary diagnosis of autism, are eligible to attend.

One week summer camp for children on the spectrum ages 4-17.

"Each summer, children ages five and older and adults with disabilities take a fun-filled break at Camp Horizon. Our dedicated counselors work individually with campers using a curriculum focused on therapeutic recreation and education. Camp Horizon is held from mid-June through mid-August on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan. Participants may attend day or overnight camp for a week or more."

Camp for individuals ages 16 & up with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.

Transition camp for high school students with disabilities. Camp STRIVE (Socialization, Transition, Reflection, Innovation, Vocation Education) is a day camp for high school students with disabilities, ages 15-19, who want to build skills necessary for working and living independently as adults.

Camp for children and adults.  Respite weekends also available.

Independent living skills, employment services, social security benefit management.  Serving the Central Virginia, Tri-Cities, Blue Ridge, & Southwest Regions of Virginia.

offers a support group that meets at 7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Second Baptist Church in South Boston, Virginia.

"If you know or suspect that your young child isn't developing at the same pace as others of the same age, we are here to help.  Our Child Development Clinic can help you get to the root of the problem and identify the best therapies.  We're committed to a family-centered approach to health care.  From birth to 8 years of age (and older as appropriate), our clinic provides neuro-developmental assessment and evaluation for a variety of suspected developmental disabilities and learning disorders."

Serving individuals up to age 21.

 

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is one of the world's largest organizations using applied behavior analysis (ABA) in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders. 

 

Free online publications from the Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice that describe the IEP team's responsibility to do a functional behavioral assessment to identify the cause of the child's behavior and develop positive behavioral interventions and supports to address problem behavior.

It is the vision of the Virginia Department of Education to create a centralized statewide resource for educators and other stakeholders in the transition of youth with disabiliites.  The Center on Transition Innovations at Virginia Commonwealth University provides evidence-based resources and information along with emerging practices in the field.  The results of research studies and demonstration projects conducted here in Virginia help us shape the ongoing work of CTI.

On the campus of Bridges Treatment Center, Centra Autism and Developmental Services will test children and adolescents starting at age 3 who may be on the autism spectrum.  Testing is by appointment only.

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2TM) will accurately assess and diagnose autism spectrum disorders across age, developmental level and language skills.  After reviewing the results, Dr. Jitendra Annapareddy will meet wtih the child's family to discuss the test results and make recommendation for treatment as well as to provide resources or referrals to specialists to assist the child and family.

Services offered include:

  • Psychiatry
  • Medication Management
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Autism testing (ADOS-2TM)

Most private insurance plans as well as Medicaid are accepted.

Centra Autism In-Home Program provides EPSDT Behavior Therapy (ABA) to children up to age 21.  Our program is based on Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior, and utilizes person-centered & evidence-based practices.

The program is overseen by a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA), and services are provided by ABA counselors who are trained in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and specific ABA techniques.  Individual Support Plans are developed to address each child's needs based on assessment by the BCBA and input from the individual, family, counselor and other professionals.

The program plan focuses on development of skills in the areas of:

  • Communication
  • Socialization
  • Adaptive/independent living skills
  • Behavior reduction and replacement behaviors
  • Parent training
  • Case management 

Services are provided in the home and in community settings in order to generalize skills.  A focus is on parent training, so that the parents will become skilled in responding to their child's behaviors effectively and increase positive behavior/interactions.  Finally, we work with other service agencies to collaborate and coordinate services with other professionals who work with the individual. 

Family assessment, crisis counseling, individual and family counseling, communication skills, case management, 24-hour emergency response, individualized strengths-based treatment plans, medication management by child psychiatrists.  Serving youth ages 4-18.

The Rivermont Autism Program provides academic and behavioral services for students ages 5-22 (2-22 at the Roanoke location) focusing on family-centered, evidence-based treatments with a foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior.  

Our licensed and board-certified behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts are trained in Virginia Autism Competencies, Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and specific ABA techniques.  Our dedicated team ensures that ABA methodologies are incorporated throughout the student's individualized programs with an emphasis on:

  • Academics
  • Communication
  • Behavior management
  • Social skills
  • Preparation for adult transition including activities of daily living (ADLs) and pre-vocational skills
  • Generalization of acquired skills
  • Preparation for return to least restrictive environment

The Rivermont Autism Program provides academic and behavioral services for students ages 5-22 (2-22 at the Roanoke location) focusing on family-centered, evidence-based treatments with a foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior.  

Our licensed and board-certified behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts are trained in Virginia Autism Competencies, Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and specific ABA techniques.  Our dedicated team ensures that ABA methodologies are incorporated throughout the student's individualized programs with an emphasis on:

  • Academics
  • Communication
  • Behavior management
  • Social skills
  • Preparation for adult transition including activities of daily living (ADLs) and pre-vocational skills
  • Generalization of acquired skills
  • Preparation for return to least restrictive environment

The Rivermont Autism Program provides academic and behavioral services for students ages 5-22 (2-22 at the Roanoke location) focusing on family-centered, evidence-based treatments with a foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior.  

Our licensed and board-certified behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts are trained in Virginia Autism Competencies, Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and specific ABA techniques.  Our dedicated team ensures that ABA methodologies are incorporated throughout the student's individualized programs with an emphasis on:

  • Academics
  • Communication
  • Behavior management
  • Social skills
  • Preparation for adult transition including activities of daily living (ADLs) and pre-vocational skills
  • Generalization of acquired skills
  • Preparation for return to least restrictive environment

The Rivermont Autism Program provides academic and behavioral services for students ages 5-22 (2-22 at the Roanoke location) focusing on family-centered, evidence-based treatments with a foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior.  

Our licensed and board-certified behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts are trained in Virginia Autism Competencies, Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and specific ABA techniques.  Our dedicated team ensures that ABA methodologies are incorporated throughout the student's individualized programs with an emphasis on:

  • Academics
  • Communication
  • Behavior management
  • Social skills
  • Preparation for adult transition including activities of daily living (ADLs) and pre-vocational skills
  • Generalization of acquired skills
  • Preparation for return to least restrictive environment

The Rivermont Autism Program provides academic and behavioral services for students ages 5-22 (2-22 at the Roanoke location) focusing on family-centered, evidence-based treatments with a foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior.  

Our licensed and board-certified behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts are trained in Virginia Autism Competencies, Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and specific ABA techniques.  Our dedicated team ensures that ABA methodologies are incorporated throughout the student's individualized programs with an emphasis on:

  • Academics
  • Communication
  • Behavior management
  • Social skills
  • Preparation for adult transition including activities of daily living (ADLs) and pre-vocational skills
  • Generalization of acquired skills
  • Preparation for return to least restrictive environment

The Rivermont Autism Program provides academic and behavioral services for students ages 5-22 (2-22 at the Roanoke location) focusing on family-centered, evidence-based treatments with a foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior.  

Our licensed and board-certified behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts are trained in Virginia Autism Competencies, Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and specific ABA techniques.  Our dedicated team ensures that ABA methodologies are incorporated throughout the student's individualized programs with an emphasis on:

  • Academics
  • Communication
  • Behavior management
  • Social skills
  • Preparation for adult transition including activities of daily living (ADLs) and pre-vocational skills
  • Generalization of acquired skills
  • Preparation for return to least restrictive environment

The Rivermont Autism Program provides academic and behavioral services for students ages 5-22 (2-22 at the Roanoke location) focusing on family-centered, evidence-based treatments with a foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior.  

Our licensed and board-certified behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts are trained in Virginia Autism Competencies, Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and specific ABA techniques.  Our dedicated team ensures that ABA methodologies are incorporated throughout the student's individualized programs with an emphasis on:

  • Academics
  • Communication
  • Behavior management
  • Social skills
  • Preparation for adult transition including activities of daily living (ADLs) and pre-vocational skills
  • Generalization of acquired skills
  • Preparation for return to least restrictive environment

The Rivermont Autism Program provides academic and behavioral services for students ages 5-22 (2-22 at the Roanoke location) focusing on family-centered, evidence-based treatments with a foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior.  

Our licensed and board-certified behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts are trained in Virginia Autism Competencies, Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and specific ABA techniques.  Our dedicated team ensures that ABA methodologies are incorporated throughout the student's individualized programs with an emphasis on:

  • Academics
  • Communication
  • Behavior management
  • Social skills
  • Preparation for adult transition including activities of daily living (ADLs) and pre-vocational skills
  • Generalization of acquired skills
  • Preparation for return to least restrictive environment

The Rivermont Autism Program provides academic and behavioral services for students ages 5-22 (2-22 at the Roanoke location) focusing on family-centered, evidence-based treatments with a foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior.  

Our licensed and board-certified behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts are trained in Virginia Autism Competencies, Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and specific ABA techniques.  Our dedicated team ensures that ABA methodologies are incorporated throughout the student's individualized programs with an emphasis on:

  • Academics
  • Communication
  • Behavior management
  • Social skills
  • Preparation for adult transition including activities of daily living (ADLs) and pre-vocational skills
  • Generalization of acquired skills
  • Preparation for return to least restrictive environment

The Rivermont Autism Program provides academic and behavioral services for students ages 5-22 (2-22 at the Roanoke location) focusing on family-centered, evidence-based treatments with a foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior.  

Our licensed and board-certified behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts are trained in Virginia Autism Competencies, Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and specific ABA techniques.  Our dedicated team ensures that ABA methodologies are incorporated throughout the student's individualized programs with an emphasis on:

  • Academics
  • Communication
  • Behavior management
  • Social skills
  • Preparation for adult transition including activities of daily living (ADLs) and pre-vocational skills
  • Generalization of acquired skills
  • Preparation for return to least restrictive environment

The Rivermont Autism Program provides academic and behavioral services for students ages 5-22 (2-22 at the Roanoke location) focusing on family-centered, evidence-based treatments with a foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior.  

Our licensed and board-certified behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts are trained in Virginia Autism Competencies, Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and specific ABA techniques.  Our dedicated team ensures that ABA methodologies are incorporated throughout the student's individualized programs with an emphasis on:

  • Academics
  • Communication
  • Behavior management
  • Social skills
  • Preparation for adult transition including activities of daily living (ADLs) and pre-vocational skills
  • Generalization of acquired skills
  • Preparation for return to least restrictive environment

With 10 campuses across Virginia, Centra Rivermont Schools offer a special education program for children with special needs, ages 5 through 22, who have difficulty learning in a regular school setting.

With 10 campuses across Virginia, Centra Rivermont Schools offer a special education program for children with special needs, ages 5 through 22, who have difficulty learning in a regular school setting.

With 10 campuses across Virginia, Centra Rivermont Schools offer a special education program for children with special needs, ages 5 through 22, who have difficulty learning in a regular school setting.

With 10 campuses across Virginia, Centra Rivermont Schools offer a special education program for children with special needs, ages 5 through 22, who have difficulty learning in a regular school setting.

With 10 campuses across Virginia, Centra Rivermont Schools offer a special education program for children with special needs, ages 5 through 22, who have difficulty learning in a regular school setting.

With 10 campuses across Virginia, Centra Rivermont Schools offer a special education program for children with special needs, ages 5 through 22, who have difficulty learning in a regular school setting.

With 10 campuses across Virginia, Centra Rivermont Schools offer a special education program for children with special needs, ages 5 through 22, who have difficulty learning in a regular school setting.

With 10 campuses across Virginia, Centra Rivermont Schools offer a special education program for children with special needs, ages 5 through 22, who have difficulty learning in a regular school setting. Preschool is now available at the Roanoke campus only for children as young as 2 diagnosed with autism.

With 10 campuses across Virginia, Centra Rivermont Schools offer a special education program for children with special needs, ages 5 through 22, who have difficulty learning in a regular school setting.

With 10 campuses across Virginia, Centra Rivermont Schools offer a special education program for children with special needs, ages 5 through 22, who have difficulty learning in a regular school setting.

A non-profit organization devoted to bringing therapeutic recreational horseback riding to children and adults with special needs in the Charlottesville area

offers year-round comprehensive educational services for students ages 11 to 22.

year-round comprehensive educational services for students 11-22.  

The college program for students with Asperger's syndrome.

Occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, and early childhood special education services.

The mission of  The Child & Family Counseling Group, PLC is to offer a qualified team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Clinical Social Workers who are committed to providing the highest level of comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services to families in the Washington Metropolitan area. We choose not to participate in any insurance plans because we prefer to provide care that is neither directed nor encumbered by insurance company policies. Our mission is to provide services and empower clients to experience a sense of growth, accomplishment and an opportunity to enhance their lives.

Supporting Children with Developmental Disabilities in Child Care Programs is a comprehensive online training developed for child care providers, families & others interested in high, quality inclusive child care. This training was developed by Maryland Family Network through a grant from the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council and is now available nationally.*

The training includes an overview of working with children with developmental disabilities and provides strategies on many ways child care providers can meet the unique needs of every child. The preview provides a sense of the information and format through screenshots but please note that when used, the training is much more dynamic and thorough.
Child care providers that successfully complete the e-learning will be able to:

1. Discriminate between what inclusion in child care requires and what it doesn’t require
2. Recognize the principles of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)
3. Identify characteristics of DAP
4. Identify a variety of modifications that will assist adults in helping children of all abilities be successful in child care

Ultimately, this will help improve the quality of child care programs and build their capacity to support children with disabilities alongside their typically developing peers.
The training is offered in English and Spanish. Each state will offer continuing education credits for child care providers who successfully complete the training.*

Additional resources have also been developed that supplement the training

While there is a cost to take the training, Maryland Family Network is offering one scholarship to each state DD Council to view the training in its entirety. Our hope is that it will be useful in your state. Feel free to pass it along to a Council member, a child care provider or anyone else you choose if you or your staff don’t wish to access it.

– Maryland Family Network’s website here
or
– Child Care Aware of America’s website here

On both sites, after putting in your zip code, you will be directed to your local child care resource and referral center to access the training.

In addition to this online training, the MD DD Council funded the development of short videos that highlight inclusive practices. These will also soon be widely available. As another resource to help child care providers support children with and without disabilities together, the videos will become part of a new state mandated training, ADA and Inclusive Practices, for child care providers that the Maryland DD Council advocated for and helped develop. 14,000 childcare providers will receive this training.

 

We provide ABA in-home services, assessments, behavioral and educational consultation, and parent support for children with autism and other developmental disorders.  We service the areas in and around Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg.

We provide in-home ABA therapy, developmental assessments, social skills groups, parent training, and school consultation in the Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia regions.  We accept Aetna, Cigna, Anthem BCBS, Carefirst BCBS, Tricare, United Behavioral Health, and we now accept Virginia Medicaid through the EPSDT program.

Department of Social Services registered daycare providers.

articles & resources to empower parents of children with disabilities.  

serving youth up to age 21.

The VCU Child Development Clinic (CDC) is committed to providing comprehensive developmental assessments for children and youth who are suspected of having developmental delays and/or disabilities.  Our staff offers medical, psychological, social work, and educational testing to assist in making a diagnosis.  The CDC also provides screenings for the Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver.  Serving youth under 21 years of age.

Developmental pediatric specialists at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters provide neurodevelopmental consultations for the evaluation, diagnosis and management of children with neurological developmental disabilities, such as developmental delays, speech/language disorders, motor disorders, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, autism, learning disorders and attention deficit disorders.  Serving youth ages birth - under 18.

"The mission of the Children's Museum of Richmond is to enrich the lives of children, youth, families, and those who care for them by providing interactive educational experiences which stimulate discovery, learning, and understanding about themselves and the world around them".  Child friendly & autism friendly, too!  Free Special Night(s) for Special Needs available for families of children with special needs ages 10 & under.

"The mission of the Children's Museum of Richmond is to enrich the lives of children, youth, families, and those who care for them by providing interactive educational experiences which stimulate discovery, learning, and understanding about themselves and the world around them".  Child friendly & autism friendly, too!  Free Special Night(s) for Special Needs available for families of children with special needs ages 10 & under.

"The mission of the Children's Museum of Richmond is to enrich the lives of children, youth, families, and those who care for them by providing interactive educational experiences which stimulate discovery, learning, and understanding about themselves and the world around them".  Child friendly & autism friendly, too!  Free Special Night(s) for Special Needs available for families of children with special needs ages 10 & under.

"The mission of the Children's Museum of Richmond is to enrich the lives of children, youth, families, and those who care for them by providing interactive educational experiences which stimulate discovery, learning, and understanding about themselves and the world around them".  Child friendly & autism friendly, too!  Free Special Night(s) for Special Needs available for families of children with special needs ages 10 & under.

Specializing in pediatric speech therapy, Northern Virginia's Children's Speech Therapy Center (CSTC Therapies) provides diagnostic and therapeutic services for children of all ages.

Chimes Virginia is a leading provider of community services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and co-occurring disabilities.

With services and supports provided throughout Northern Virginia, we tailor our services to the unique and changing needs and preferences of the person. Our array of services emphasizes choice, diversity of opportunities and full community participation that spans every stage of life, enabling our participants to fulfill their goals and dreams and maximize their independence.

All of our services, supports and facilities are licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Most program participants are funded by the state’s medicaid waiver program as well as the applicable Community Services Board after eligibility is determined. We also accept private pay on a case-by-case basis.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst and consultant for families of children with autism and related disorders.  Over 15 years' experience setting up and running high quality home-based programs for children on the spectrum.  Services include:  1:1 therapy, social skills training, assistance with IEPs and family consultations.

Chrysalis Counseling Centers, Inc. is committed to providing quality and competent counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric, and mentoring services with empathy and compassion to children, adolescents, and adults. Our vision is to provide supportive services which promote empowerment, recovery, and self-determination in all aspects of the individual’s life. Our goal is to assist the client and family in improving their level of functioning by developing healthy coping skills in interpersonal relationships so they can lead productive and fulfilling lives.

At Clearly Speaking, our goal is to enhance our client’s communication skills and quality of life. We strongly believe in a collaborative model. Working with the child's family, pediatrician, school and other professionals is essential in order to provide the most successful therapy.

  • Our services include: 

     

    • Screenings
    • Evaluations
    • Individual speech-language therapy
    • Small group speech-language therapy
    • Consultations
    • Review and/or preparation of IEP

Closing The Gap provides professionals, parents and consumers with the information and training necessary to best locate, compare and implement assistive technology into the lives of persons with disabilities.

Cohen, Dowd & Madsen have been successfully helping

parents navigate the special education maze of services through

informative consultation and direct representation since 2009.

The guidance and expertise of knowledgeable advocates is

essential in navigating the special education system.  With the

combined experience of 63 years in special education, our

practice is dedicated to creating partnerships with families and

schools. 

Contact us for personalized, professional, compassionate, and efficient assistance.

We offer a variety of services for parents and students from preschool age through post-secondary age.

Dr. Reichelt is one of the early pioneers who studied the relationship between autism spectrum disorders and the gluten- and casein-free diets.

Servicing the Richmond, Lynchburg, and Charlottesville areas.  Support and training for parents with a child with developmental issues including issues of communication, regulation and behavior, and any challenges related to a diagnosis of developmental issues including autism spectrum disorders.

SpectrumWise places students with ASD/Aspergers in colleges that have dedicated autism support programs.

With the advances of adaptive technologies and trend toward progressive legislation, prospective college students with disabilities now have countless resources available to make their transition to postsecondary education less stressful. On this webpage, you can find specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier, and find out what your legal rights on campus are.

The primary goal of College Steps is to prepare students for meaningful careers and autonomy after graduation from college. Therefore, College Steps places a strong emphasis on self-advocacy, employment, and independent living skills as components of its service.College Steps offers college support for students living with social, communication, or learning challenges including distinct curricula for three primary categories of students: (1) High school seniors, ages 16-22, interested in gaining a fully-integrated college primer experience during their senior year in high school; (2) Enrolled college students who are entering into, or already operating within, the college setting but for whom navigating college is challenged by social, academic, or independent living barriers; (3) Returning college students under the age of 26 years, interested in earning a two-year Certificate in higher education.

Commonwealth Community Trust, a nonprofit established in 1990, administers affordable and efficient third party Special Needs Trusts and self-funded Pooled Disability Trusts that protect Social Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid

In addition to counseling and psychotherapy services, clinical psychologists provide diagnostic psychological and neuropsychological testing and our psychiatrists provide medication management.  

In addition to counseling and psychotherapy services, clinical psychologists provide diagnostic psychological and neuropsychological testing and our psychiatrists provide medication management.

In addition to counseling and psychotherapy services, clinical psychologists provide diagnostic psychological and neuropsychological testing and our psychiatrists provide medication management.

In addition to counseling and psychotherapy services, clinical psychologists provide diagnostic psychological and neuropsychological testing and our psychiatrists provide medication management.

In addition to counseling and psychotherapy services, clinical psychologists provide diagnostic psychological and neuropsychological testing and our psychiatrists provide medication management.

We provide comprehensive music therapy services to individuals and groups in the Greater Richmond area.  Our office is located in Ashland, but we are willing to travel to see clients.

In-home support services for adults and children, day support programs (through medicaid waivers), in-home support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their own home or apartment, residential programs, vocational and employment services.  Multiple locations throughout the Greater Hampton Roads area of Virginia

Group homes for children and adults age 12 and up in Arlington, Richmond, Fairfax, Prince William, Montgomery, and Anne Arundel

Group homes, supported living, shared living, day support, and employment for adults.

Applied Behavior Analysis and behavior support for families and children with autism spectrum disorder.  In-home and community based service providing service to address behavior, safety, communication, and daily living skills deficits. Serving children & adolescents up to age 21.

The Connections Behavior Support program provides home based behavior treatment services for children and adolescents who demonstrate significant impairment in adaptive functioning that is related to either developmental delays or other health conditions.

The main goals of this program are to:-Improve the child’s adaptive behaviors; -Train and support families and caregivers to successfully implement and sustain behavior interventions in the home; -Coordinate with other service providers (occupational therapist, speech therapist, pediatrician, PCP and schools) in order to integrate and maintain behavior treatment plans.

Our clinicians meet with families in their home and in the community for up to 19 hours per week. Sessions can be structured in different ways and can range from individual sessions with the child, family sessions and sessions with parent and child.

Our staff has extensive experience providing counseling in the home, and receives comprehensive training and supervision in family therapy, autism specific supports such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other behavioral interventions.

For more information, please contact Hannah Robicheau, M. Ed., BCBA, Richmond Site Director and Connections Program Director

Connecting families and businesses to Applied Behavior Analysis in the Lynchburg Area
 

Continuum offers a variety of services

Evaluations and treatment that address:

  • Auditory Processing Skills
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Skills
  • Reading Fluency
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Written Language
  • Social Pragmatic Language
  • Verbal Problem Solving
  • Language and Executive Functioning
  • Organizational and Study Skills
  • Oral Motor and Articulation
  • Auditory training and aural rehabilitation
  • Voice and Resonance
  • Consultation and Advocacy
  • Parental and interdiscipinary consultation
  • Classroom observation
  • IEP development and support
  • Expert testimony

We also offer an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program with an emphasis on Verbal Behavior. Services may be provided in school or home settings. 

​Continuum Autism Spectrum Alliance serves Northern Virginia, including Fairfax, Arlington, Falls Church, Prince William and Loudoun Counties, as well as the City of Alexandria and the City of  Manassas.

Also providing services in Stafford, Fredericksburg, and Spotsylvania Counties.   

Provides effective & affordable in-home ABA therapy, based on your child's individual needs.  

 

 

In advocating on behalf of children with exceptionalities, CEC examines policy issues, develops appropriate responses to those issues and influences local, state, provincial and federal legislation. CEC also monitors and makes recommendations for program regulations and funding. In addition, CEC maintains a network among its units for influencing policy

An independent, non-profit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities. COPAA offers a list of members who can assist parents of children with disabilities. However, it does not provide direct services, individual advocacy or representation to children with disabilities.

Services include: Intensive in-home, client behavior intervention, mentoring, mental health supports, supported residential services/in-home, crisis stabilization, & crisis supervision under both the MR and the DD waivers.

Additional services include completing comprehensive psychological and educational evaluations.

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Here’s how it works:

  1. Text 741-741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.
  2. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
  3. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment

Meets the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Culpeper Country Public Library.  

ages 2-22

meets on the 4th Monday of each month at the Cumberland Public Library.    Meetings alternate between 1pm and 7pm.

Located within the Sheila C. Johnson Center for Human Services.  CASS includes an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and researchers who conduct comprehensive assessments of children and adults to determine the presence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  Other potential issues that may be impacting the individual's functioning are also considered.

Vivo is a custom designed, musical immersion created specifically for students age 5-18 with special needs.

Abingdon Psychological Services - Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Offers respite care for families of children with ASD with a funding source, crisis intervention, training & guidance in the Developmental Disabilities Program. Accepts referrals for our services from community services boards, Departments of Social Services, state training centers, or an individual’s family.

A non-profit services organization that offers programs in treatment foster care, developmental disabilities, clinical services and adoption, respite care, day support, counseling, and residential services. Referrals accepted from local departments of social services, community services boards, juvenile courts, state training centers and birth or adoptive parents.

A non-profit services organization that offers programs in treatment foster care, developmental disabilities, clinical services and adoption, respite care, day support, counseling, and residential services.  Referrals accepted from local departments of social services, community services boards, juvenile courts, state training centers and birth or adoptive parents.

 

A non-profit services organization that offers programs in treatment foster care, developmental disabilities, clinical services and adoption, respite care, day support, counseling, and residential services.  Referrals accepted from local departments of social services, community services boards, juvenile courts, state training centers and birth or adoptive parents.

A non-profit services organization that offers programs in treatment foster care, developmental disabilities, clinical services and adoption, respite care, day support, counseling, and residential services.  Referrals accepted from local departments of social services, community services boards, juvenile courts, state training centers and birth or adoptive parents.

A non-profit services organization that offers programs in treatment foster care, developmental disabilities, clinical services and adoption, respite care, day support, counseling, and residential services.  Referrals accepted from local departments of social services, community services boards, juvenile courts, state training centers and birth or adoptive parents.

A non-profit services organization that offers programs in treatment foster care, developmental disabilities, clinical services and adoption, respite care, day support, counseling, and residential services.  Referrals accepted from local departments of social services, community services boards, juvenile courts, state training centers and birth or adoptive parents.

A non-profit services organization that offers programs in treatment foster care, developmental disabilities, clinical services and adoption, respite care, day support, counseling, and residential services.  Referrals accepted from local departments of social services, community services boards, juvenile courts, state training centers and birth or adoptive parents.

A non-profit services organization that offers programs in treatment foster care, developmental disabilities, clinical services and adoption, respite care, day support, counseling, and residential services. Referrals accepted from local departments of social services, community services boards, juvenile courts, state training centers and birth or adoptive parents.

A non-profit services organization that offers programs in treatment foster care, developmental disabilities, clinical services and adoption, respite care, day support, counseling, and residential services. Referrals accepted from local departments of social services, community services boards, juvenile courts, state training centers and birth or adoptive parents.

"For more than 45 years, state and local government agencies have turned to Didlake to provide support services for people with disabilities and their families.  Annually, Didlake touches the lives of over 1,600 people with disabilities through job support and training, day-support services, stable employment with competitive wages and benefits, and paths for upward mobility."

Listing of special education directors for the Commonwealth of Virginia by school district.

assists with disability related problems such as abuse, neglect, and discrimination. dLCV helps people with disabilities obtain services and treatment, and provides advocacy services and/or legal representation for students with disabilities.

Main services include independent living skills training, peer counseling, advocacy, information & referral. 

We provide therapy for the Northern and Central Virginia areas, including: Manassas City, Manassas Park, Dumfries, Quantico, Prince William County, City of Fredericksburg, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, Caroline County, King George County, Hanover County, Henrico County, City of Richmond, and Orange County.

We provide therapy for the Northern and Central Virginia areas, including: Manassas City, Manassas Park, Dumfries, Quantico, Prince William County, City of Fredericksburg, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, Caroline County, King George County, Hanover County, Henrico County, City of Richmond, and Orange County.

"Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills. In addition, we offer premier products including View2do, JobTIPS, FACELAND, books, and apps for purchase."

Dominion ABA serves children ages 0-14 who need assistance with daily living skills, functional communication or behavioral challenges in the home or community settings.

ages 5-22

"We offer a full range of outpatient mental health and psychological services, including individual, family and group counseling; psychological, neuropsychological, and educational testing; psychiatric evaluation and medication management, school & forensic consultation."

"In-Home Residential Support is a program designed to promote and enhance the quality of life for individuals 6 and older with various intellectual disabilities (ID) and developmental disabilities (DD) and their families.  We offer 1:1 staff to individual ration.  Our goal is to support individuals with disabilities so that they can continue to live within the community. We work as a team to provide training in adaptive behavior for home and community environments, monitoring health and physical condition, assistance with learning to use community resources, training in functional skills related to personal care (and offer assistance when physically unable to do so), encouragement to socialize with others in the community, and a fun environment."

DYS recognizes the importance of providing quality programs that allow children, adolescents and adults to develop the skills necessary for success.  Dominion Youth Services is committed to enhancing lives of people by instilling in them a belief that they have the capabilities to achieve their goals.

Ages 6-22

provides speech-language services, ABA consulting & instruction, tutoring, IEP development & advocacy.  

additional services include completing comprehensive psychological and educational evaluations.

Specializing in the assessment and treatment of auditory processing disorders (APD) and reading disorders. 

Pediatric Neuro-Developmental Clinic

Series of camps available for youth ages 9-13.  Year-round programs for individuals of all ages with special physical, emotional, and/or developmental needs.

Deadline: Annual

Application Due Date: December 31

Scholarship Award: $1,000

The scholarship will be awarded to a single student and may be applied at the winner’s discretion.

Additional Information:

To become eligible for the Drug Reporter Disability Scholarship, candidates must be:

  • Accepted at or attending a 4- year college program, OR
  • Accepted at or attending law school within the U.S.
  • All candidates must have a medically documented physical disability or learning disability, verified by a doctor.

a faith-based support group for parents of children with special needs.  Sponsored by the Ridge Faith Community in Midlothian, VA.

services provided in the child's natural environment (home, daycare, school). Serving DC, Maryland, & Northern Virginia.

FRIENDS WHO CARE® is designed to help children better understand what it means and how it feels to be a young person with a disability. This educational program gives students the opportunity to learn what is involved when someone has a disability and how they adapt to live life, go to school, or work as independently as possible.

The EVMS Autism Spectrum Disorders Program's services include: diagnostic evaluation, ASD testing and treatment, neuropsychological testing, art therapy assessment and treatment, medication management/medication evaluation and treatment/psychotherapy treatment, & community resource referrals

"Eddie's Club is a nonprofit organization geared towards giving boys and girls ages 4-21 that have any form of disability an opportunity to participate in a supervised, volunteered based activity & recreational program.  We offer multiple activities for kids and teens with special needs.  Our club serves not only as an activity program for the kids but also a respite and informational program for the families."

information and tools chosen specifically for the special education community.

Serving all areas of Virginia.

"ESCV provides educational services to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), learning disabilities (LD), or developmental delay (DD).  We also assist home school parents with educating their children.  ESCV provides services in the areas of tutoring, consultation, positive behavioral support planning, daily living skills, social skills training/instruction and discrete trial instruction.  Educational Solutions works with parents, teachers and other professionals. We can attend IEP meetings, support classroom instructors and assist parents in finding other resources."

Information & referral, peer counseling/individual advocacy, advocacy group/independent living skills training, housing assitance/placement, education, transportation, medicaid advocacy, hearing outreach, social security work incentives/employment network, systems advocacy, community education/training/technical assistance, & deinstitutionalization.  

Positive Behavior Support Facilitators have been endorsed by a committee who reviews their practice and philosophy. They are required to complete continuing education activities to maintain their endorsement. Some, but not all accept waiver supported payment. The list of VPBS Facilitators is constantly being updated as more practitioners are becoming endorsed. Here is the current list of Positive Behavior Support Facilitators in Virginia

free educational group for parents of children with autism and professionals who serve the autism community in Winchester. The goal of Essential Pieces is to help parents and professionals gain the knowledge and support they need to work through common issues faced by families with children on the autism spectrum. The program offers weekly parent groups and social groups for children on the spectrum and their siblings.

Essential Pieces Tidewater Workshops are free adult educational programs that meet monthly to provide workshops and educational information sessions to parents/caregivers, professionals, and individuals living with or affected by various disabilities.

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) works with military families with special needs to address their unique needs throughout the assignment process and after families have settled into their new installation.

Exceptional Support Services, LLC provides disability support services to the Stafford and Fredericksburg, VA region. 1:1 counseling services, play-based social skills groups, summer/holiday camp programs, and school/family consultation services.

FAPE.org, a PACER Center website, provides parents, educators, service providers, and policymakers with important national news and information related to improving educational outcomes for children with disabilities.

Family Compass offers comprehensive early intervention diagnosis, therapy, and parent guidance, for parents of young children with Autism Spectrum and related disorders of communication. 

The neurodevelopmental early intervention programs incorporate elements of different developmental, relationship, and behavioral approaches to fit each child's developmental profile.

These include DIR/Floor time, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), SCERTS, and the Hanen Method.

Parents and caregivers play a vital role in their child's development so they are active participants in our program.

Parents receive hands on coaching and training on ways to leverage the day to day interactions with the child to affect change and facilitate positive development.

A subsidary of Pathways, a national provider of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services. Through local, state, and federal funds, FPS of Virginia provides a continuum of home, community and school based programs including:  intensive in-home services, home-based counseling, therapeutic day treatment, mental health skill building, substance abuse services, adolescent sex offender services, parental sensei services, outreach, surveillance services, supervised visitation and therapeutic monitoring.  22 locations throughout the state.

A private agency that provides intensive in-home counseling services to youth ages 4-21 years old and their families in Northern & Eastern Virginia (home-based counseling, applied behavior analysis services, and Level III, a comprehensive therapeutic program).  Medicaid-funded intensive in-home and ABA services are available for children that have Medicaid insurance.  ABA services also available for children with Tri-Care and other private insurances.

"This is a group for parents/caretakers of autistic children in the Fauquier County and surrounding areas. All ranges of the autism spectrum are covered and supported. Share your resources, vent your frustrations and gather support in an area that is growing but still under-served. We meet the last Thursday of every month at 6:30PM at the Bistro at Fauquier Hospital."

Feldman & Royle Autism Scholarship Feldman & Royle, Attorneys at Law is pleased to announce two annual scholarships for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD or Autism). The scholarships are designed to assist applicants in furthering their education. Each of the $1,000 scholarships will be for tuition at an educational institution chosen by the applicant.
 

homes located in the following communities: Buena Vista, Chesapeake, Mechanicsville, Richmond, Roanoke, Staunton and Virginia Beach.

Though the price of obtaining a postsecondary education can be steep, both traditional and online college degrees should be accessible to everyone. To offset costs, many seek alternative sources of funding, including grants, loans and scholarships. Students with disabilities who are entering college will find that there are selective scholarship opportunities for which they may apply that can help pay for school.  On this webpage, discover scholarships, both narrowly- and broadly-focused, that can help students with disabilities pay for their educations, as well as additional resources for obtaining funding.

For older adolescents and adults with multiple disabilities, including those with autism spectrum disorders, to develop the relevant skills that will enable them to participate in all aspects of their communities.  Half or full day activities offered.

A national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and pediatric professionals about the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders. 

speech therapy, occupational therapy, feeding therapy, & tutoring services

speech therapy, occupational therapy, feeding therapy, & tutoring services

speech therapy, occupational therapy, feeding therapy, & tutoring services

speech therapy, occupational therapy, feeding therapy, & tutoring services

Pediatric Speech, Occupational Therapy, Certified Autism Center Our mission is to provide the highest quality care and services to our patients and their families in a fun, engaging and positive environment. Fox Therapy Center, PLLC is also committed to maintaining excellence, respect, and integrity in all aspects of our operations and in our professional and business conduct.
We strive to reflect the highest ethical and professional standards in our relationships with our patients, their families, other providers, and our staff members.
At the heart of our service is the sincere care and desire to help children, along with their families, make the most progress to meet their personal therapy milestones.

 

Friendations is a private company offering a range of programs that provide social and emotional support for children ages 3 years through 8th grade in the Greater Richmond area.

 

Designed to help children better understand what it means and how it feels to be a young person with a disability, this educational program gives students the opportunity to learn what is involved when someone has a disability and how they adapt to live life, go to school, or work as independently as possible. 

ABA services for all ages.  We provide support, training, and consultation to Maryland and Virginia children, families, and schools affected with autism.  We utilize the strategies of verbal behavior and applied behavior analysis to decrease inappropriate behavior and increase communication and independence.  We accept most major private insurances.

A pediatric occupational therapy practice that specializes in working with children with autism ages 2-12.  We take a client/family approach to each case and use sensory/play based methods to achieve goals.

programs held throughout the year for children ages 6-15.

The Autism and Communications Disorders Clinic provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary diagnostic evaluation of infants and young children suspected of having a pervasive developmental disorder and/or a serious communication disorder.  The clinic conducts evaluations addressing children's communication, social interaction, sensory motor and cognitive strengths and needs.

Connectors Club
Giggle N Friends is excited to offer this club for those Little Ones that have differing abilities (intellectual or developmental disabilities).  We offer an environment that allows your child to explore the play yard in their own way. The structured portion of the class will be tailored to fit the needs of those that are participating.
This group will allow Caregivers to connect with each other, share experiences, encourage one another, and feel comfortable while playing with their Little One.
Your first visit is free to ensure that the environment is conducive to your Little One.

 

Brian Gillette is a Virginia Social Security Disability Attorney serving in Richmond, Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, VA Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and surrounding areas.  Gillette Law Group helps families that want to apply for or have been denied social security disabilities benefits.

This web site is a free resource for parents who need support implementing the GFCF Diet. It provides a central location for parents to find other parents who are also using dietary therapy. It provides lists of products to help guide you through the grocery stores and other relevant information, which will assist every parent using the GFCF Diet. Our website support forum has a membership of over 8500 families. This list provides a discussion forum for parents of children on the autistic spectrum who are avoiding gluten and casein and other foods or ingredients in their children's diets.

Gymnastics, sensory motor integration

This web site contains information about living college life with a disability. It’s designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources that can help you get a head start in planning for college.

Full-time residential services available for adults over the age of 22 diagnosed with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. Respite care for temporary residents available year-round.

"Goodwill Industries serving Central Virginia and Hampton Roads is part of a network of 165 community based, autonomous member organizations in the United States and Canada that serve people with obstacles to employment through education, training and job placement services."

"Goodwill Industries serving Central Virginia and Hampton Roads is part of a network of 165 community-based, autonomous member organizations in the United States and Canada that serve people with obstacles to employment through education, training and job placement services."
 

"Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities and disadvantages overcome barriers to employment.  We provide workforce development programs that empower people to achieve and retain a level of independence to participate more fully in life."

"Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities and disadvantages overcome barriers to employment.  We provide workforce development programs that empower people to achieve and retain a level of independence to participate more fully in life."

"Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities and disadvantages overcome barriers to employment.  We provide workforce development programs that empower people to achieve and retain a level of independence to participate more fully in life."

 

"Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities and disadvantages overcome barriers to employment.  We provide workforce development programs that empower people to achieve and retain a level of independence to participate more fully in life."

"Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities and disadvantages overcome barriers to employment.  We provide workforce development programs that empower people to achieve and retain a level of independence to participate more fully in life."

The NCES reports that graduate students with disabilities make up just eight percent of the student body. Disabilities – defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities – don’t have to act as a barrier for prospective graduate students aspiring to further education.

The linked guide provides funding sources, resources for students with visual and hearing impairments, and an expert interview discussing how to excel in graduate school as a student with a disability.

Ages 6-21, grades 1-12

Serves children in Frederick County, Clarke County, Warren County, Page County, Shenandoah County and the City of Winchester.

ABA services, outpatient services for individuals and families, intensive outpatient program for adolescents 12-17.  The Leesburg dayschool program serves youth ages 12-22.

Meetings are held in Salem on the first Thursday of every month, from 6pm until 8pm.  Typically, the first hour of the meeting consists of a presentation and is open to the public.  The second hour is dedicated to networking and support for individuals and families personally affected by autism.

Green Box ABA, PLLC provides innovative applied behavior analysis therapy and high quality resources to clients seeking meaningful behavioral change.  The therapy is rooted in science, bu the approach is rooted in compassion.  Green Box offers a unique, comprehensive, and individualized therapy approach that simply cannot be matched.  

ages birth - preschool.  

Supporting Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their Families.

If you have concerns about a child's development, you can make a referral ot the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia by calling 1-800-234-1448.

Day support program for adults.  

We provide mental health services for children, adolescents, and college-age adults on the autism spectrum.  Our assessment team of Kathryn Litten, Licensed School Psychologist and Matt Benin, LPC work collaboratively to accurately assess autism spectrum disorders, as well as accompanying conditions of ADHD, mood disorders, and adjustment disorders. Mrs. Litten is trained in the administration of the ADOS and is also able to help parents navigate school support services.  She can also help college students secure accomodations in the educational setting. Mr. Benin provides counseling and coping strategies to individuals and families impacted by ASD.

Licensed clinical psychologist and behavior analyst

Individual sessions at home or on site. Music therapy social groups offered for children ages 5-18.

"Our programs include therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, mentoring, volunteer training, summer camps and veterans' programs for PTSD and amputees. Instructors are fully certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International."

At Health Connect America, our programs offer a fresh, innovative approach to treatment and address the multiple needs of the family. Our steadfast goal is to support the preservation of families, adults and children at risk, and develop long term stability and improved lives.
Serving regional locations: Alexandria, Loudoun County, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Clarke County, Frederick County, Page County, Shenandoah County, Warren County, City of Winchester, Fauquier County, Cupeper County, Orange County, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, King George County, and Greene County.
 

Summer groups and therapeutic listening

software and teaching tips for children with learning delays and difficulties used by mainstream schools, special schools, speech and language professionals and parents working at home with their children

The Family & Educator Resource Center provides information, education, and support for students, family members, and educators in Henrico County Public Schools.  We have resources for families and educators who are nurturing the growth and development of all students, with a special focus on additional resources for those who have special needs.

Charles M. Henter, Esq. represents children and adults with disabilities who require legal assistance involving special education, disability discrimination & harassment, employment concerns, juvenile justice and civil rights, and more.  Represents clients throughout all of Virginia.

PreK - Grade 12.

Mortgage & loan help guide for adults with disabilities.

The attorneys at Hunter & Everage can help you apply or appeal for Social Security Disability benefits. If you are unable to work because of a disability and are looking for an attorney to fight for your rights, we will not only be your lawyers, but your advocates as well.  We can represent you during all levels of the claim, from application to the hearing. We do not collect any money unless you receive benefits.  Offices located in Charlotte, NC and Richmond, VA.

Collaborative project between VDOE, T/TAC at James Madison University, Regional T/TACs. Resource for information and training on self-determination.

The IEP Checklist App helps parents of students with special needs become better-informed advocates by making IEP information easier to access. Version 2 has active links to the relevant language in the federal regulations; allows users to record the IEP meeting or record notes; and has the capacity to print out notes and click on a checklist as requested items are discussed. The IEP Checklist App is free of charge.

Team of psychologists, professional counselors and licensed clinical social workers who provide parent groups, children groups, psycho-educational groups, mental health services, behavior modification and school intervention, social skill groups and summer programs.

Team of psychologists, professional counselors and licensed clinical social workers who provide parent groups, chidren groups, psycho-educational gruops, mental health services, behavior modification and school intervention, social skill groups and summer programs.

Services include psychological and educational evaluations, behavior treatment programs, educational consultation, and psychotherapy services.

Accepts most major insurance, including most Medicaid & Medicare plans.  

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) website provides information and samples of IEPs & instructional services for students in special education programs.

The Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia provides early intervention supports and services to infants and toddlers from birth through age two who are not developing as expected or who have a medical condition that can delay normal development. Early intervention supports and services focus on increasing the child's participation in family and community activities that are important to the family. In addition, supports and services focus on helping parents and other caregivers know how to find ways to help the child learn during everyday activities. These supports and services are available for all eligible children and their families regardless of the family's ability to pay.

Rural group home setting for individuals with intellectual disabilities ages 21-35.

Covering greater Richmond area and locations within two-hour drive.  Services include advocacy, behavioral assessment and intervention programming, educational consultation with school divisions, educational assessment, and educational programming for students with disabilities, but specifically targeting those with ASD.

a nonprofit, international company based in Brooklyn, NY. Since its founding, the organization has progressed in the mission of research advancement through powerful international collaboration. They seek to strengthen research and educational approaches for autism while continually searching for a cure. They conduct research and have awareness campaigns and programs for students, parents, and teachers. Click here to access their resources page.

Social skills groups, summer social skills camp, parent/family support groups, individual/group counseling, monthly social clubs, life skills training/specialized employment services, & psychiatric services. Serving Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia.

The following services are provided: Social/emotional counseling, support groups, case managament, counseling, advocacy, information & referral, & adaptive recreation.

"Jill's House provides respite for children with intellectual disabilities and their families in the Greater Washington, DC area.  We serve boys and girls, ages 6-17, with intellectual disabilities without regard to race, religion, or ethnicity.  Our mission is to be a safe haven to which parents can entrust their children, allowing parents a time of rest."

The Inter-Professional Autism Clinic provides in-depth assessment and multi-disciplinary intervention for children ages 2-7 years old with autism or suspected autism.  The clinic is staffed with a licensed occupational therapist, a licensed speech and language pathologist, and a licensed clinical psychologist.  The curriculum reflects an approach that merges intervention methods from these disciplines and can be individualized to meet each child's unique needs.  It will include opportunities for participation in individual as well as small and large group activities that are facilitated through a collaborative approach.

Resource Library, Assistive Technology Assessment and Resources, Training to School Division Personnel, and Autism Newsletter.

A free program designed to help individuals with communication, socialization, and learning differences explore career interests, seek and obtain employment, and successfully maintain employment. Individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may find this site particularly helpful, as would individuals with learning differences, ADD, speech or language disorders, and other areas of exceptionality. JobTIPS addresses the social and communication differences that might make identifying, obtaining, and keeping a job more difficult for you.

JobTIPS is designed for direct use by individuals with ASD and other learning differences. However, this program (including all of the printables, assessments, and videos) is also suitable for delivery by educators, family members, clinicians, mentors, and job coaches.

Assists low-income families with special education law issues and cases. Serving city of Charlottesville and counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. The center may consider representing parties in other counties on a case-by-case basis.

Assists low-income families with special education law issues and cases. Serving cities of Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, and Alexandria and counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, and Stafford. The center may consider representing parties in other counties on a case-by-case basis.

Assists low-income families with special education law issues and cases. Serving cities of Petersburg, Hopewell, and Colonial Heights and counties of Surry, Prince George, Dinwiddie and Charles City. The center may consider representing parties in other counties on a case-by-case basis.

Assists low-income families with special education law issues and cases. Serving city of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Goochland and Powhatan. The center may consider representing parties in other counties on a case-by-case basis.

"JW Tumbles’ growth development programs are divided into two different skill-based categories—Parent-Participation Classes for ages four months to three years and Independent Classes for ages three to nine years... With a focus on developing every child’s social, physical and cognitive skills, each level is specifically designed to engage and challenge your child based on his or her age and developmental milestones."

"JW Tumbles’ growth development programs are divided into two different skill-based categories—Parent-Participation Classes for ages four months to three years and Independent Classes for ages three to nine years... With a focus on developing every child’s social, physical and cognitive skills, each level is specifically designed to engage and challenge your child based on his or her age and developmental milestones."

"JW Tumbles’ growth development programs are divided into two different skill-based categories—Parent-Participation Classes for ages four months to three years and Independent Classes for ages three to nine years... With a focus on developing every child’s social, physical and cognitive skills, each level is specifically designed to engage and challenge your child based on his or her age and developmental milestones."

Focus on lessening anxiety, helping parents, families, teens and adults manage a diagnosis of ASD and the challenges that come with it. 

providing in-home behavioral services to children and families.  Background in working with children with emotional and behavioral difficulties, as well as diagnosis of autism, Asperger's, OHI, conduct disorder, & mental illness.

Has a ride access program to accommodate guests with disabilities.  A key part of the program includes assigning specific ride boarding times at each attraction for guests with disabilities.  In addition, up to 3 individuals will now be able to accompany a guest with a disability on the ride of his/her choice.  Guests should stop by Guest Relations to pick up a Guide for Guests with Disabilities.  This free guide explains the ride entry guidelines and procedures, provides specific information related to each attraction, and includes an Attraction Boarding Pass required for each guest with a disability which will cover his/her accompanying friends/family members.  

Founded by two speech language pathologists, Laureate offers more than 50 computer programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), language impairments, developmental disabilities, Down syndrome, aphasia, and traumatic brain injury.

Serving Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, & Lynchburg. LAUREL is a regional public education program. It is governed by its own school board with five areas school divisions represented. The LAUREL program provides classroom instruction for regional students, ages 2-21, who are severely and profoundly mentally or physically handicapped or autistic. In addition to the specialized classroom program, other services available to eligible students include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, vision services and services for the hearing impaired.

Areas of expertise include special education and educational discipline matters, social security disability, and juvenile criminal cases.   Serving the greater Williamsburg/Hampton Roads area.

Areas of practice include special education law, adoption law, and family law.  Serving central and southwest Virginia, cities of Lynchburg, Roanoke, and the surrounding counties.

Areas of practice include special education and school law advocacy, juvenile and adult criminal defense, mental health law and advocacy, college/university discipline defense, teacher rights, and legal guidance for mental health professionals and private schools.  Serves Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Arlington, Fauquier, and Stafford counties, as well as the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church.  Offers consultation and support services for cases throughout Virginia.

Provides services for youth ages 18 months to 16 years to Northern Virginia and surrounding areas, including the counties of Loudoun, Prince William, Fairfax, and Fauquier. If you do not see your area listed please contact us, as we can often make special arrangements.

The mission of Legal Services of Northern Virginia is to provide free, high quality legal assistance to elderly, disabled, or low-income individuals and families who face the loss of a critical need such as personal safety, income, housing, medical benefits, education or family stability. LSNV seeks to provide equal access to the civil justice system for those residents of the City of Alexandria, the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William and the cities and towns adjacent to those counties, who are unable to afford private legal counsel. LSNV provides services in a variety of substantive civil legal areas, including: family law, housing law, elder law, public benefits claims, access to health care, child advocacy, employment law, consumer law and AIDS/HIV issues.

Residential program for males ages 13-22, providing academic, life, and vocational skills.

Young adulthood is a time of transition. Transition can be exciting and anxiety provoking. The emotional demands associated with phase of life transitions are only complicated for individuals diagnosed with ASD (Austim Spectrum Disorder). They often find themselves isolated and confused, cut off from the social connections they need to develop into health independent adults.

Thriveworks Chesterfield is responding by offering a life skills treatment group called:
LifeMap: Asperger's Success Group
Coaching Program for Young Adults on the Spectrum

Treatment Group begins Monday, January 9th 2017
10 group meetings will be held on 2nd and 4th Mondays from 5pm to 6pm.
Ages 15 - 27 are welcome
Insurance and self pay options are available

Group Dates:
January: 1/9 , 1/23
February: 2/13, 2/27
March: 3/13. 3/27
April: 4/10, 4/24
May: 5/8, 5/22

LifeMap Mission: Building a solid foundation of productive life skills that give young adults with Asperger's Syndrome the skillset and confidence they need to be successful in the future. LifeMap helps young adults develop independent living skills so they can launch successfully into the world beyond high school. Treatment group curriculum includes social skills, high school/college support, career assessment and preparation, financial education, self regulation and coping skills training, emotional identification, relationship concepts, and effective communication.

Group Topics Sample Overview ---
Self Esteem
Communication
Conversation skills
Positive coping skills
Verbal and nonverbal communication awareness Making friends and improving social relationships/social interaction abilities Job coaching, career assessments, networking, and interview practice College transition, if applicable Telephone etiquette Appropriate assertiveness skills Decision making skills Friendships, relationships, and negative influences How to deal with siblings and/or family stress Peer pressure Financial education and budgeting Appropriate and positive use of social media And more!

Social outings, games, and art opportunities are an optional add-on that would be facilitated off-site to allow group participants to practice introduced skills in real life social situations. Social outing practice sessions are not reimbursable by insurance.
Address: 9846 Lori Rd Suite 201
City: Chesterfield
Postal Code: 23832
Phone Number: 8044194122
Email: katyw@thriveworks.com
Website:
http://thriveworks.com/chesterfield-counseling/aspergers-group-therapy/

"Our highly-trained therapists provide treatment for speech, language, swallowing, and cognitive disorders in both children and adults."

"The mission of Lift Me Up! is to provide a safe, effective, and challenging therapeutic riding program dedicated to helping children and adults with a wide range of disabilities. By combining the use of horses and the skills of certified instructors, Lift Me Up! seeks to help riders develop physically, mentally, and emotionally in a caring and fun environment that empowers the rider in ways very different from traditional therapy."

ages 5-12

Provides individualized, results-based behavioral therapy and services by creating collaborative partnerships with children, families, and professionals.  Serves children with autism or other developmental delays in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.  Provides tailored individual and group ABA/AVB therapies.  Delivers workshops, training, and consultations for parents, caregivers, teachers, and school districts to improve services for children.

Provides speech and language evaluations, individual speech and language intervention, individualized treatment plans, and adult/child American Sign Language classes.  Expertise in sensory integration principles, oral motor interventions (including certification in Beckman Oral Motor and PROMPT), and ASL.

"We serve as advocates throughout the metropolitan Richmond area.  We provide free consultations, review IEPs for compliance, and speak before school boards & parent/church groups.

In-home services available for individuals of all ages.  Day support, respite care, and group homes available for individuals 18 & up.

In-home services available for individuals of all ages.  Day support, respite care, and group homes available for individuals 18 & up.

In-home services available for individuals of all ages.  Day support, respite care, and group homes available for individuals 18 & up.

In-home services available for individuals of all ages.  Day support, respite care, and group homes available for individuals 18 & up.

In-home services available for individuals of all ages.  Day support, respite care, and group homes available for individuals 18 & up.

LACIL's mission is to promote a philosophy of Independent living, including a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self, help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and system advocacy, to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with significant disabilities, into the mainstream of American society.

the PISA group holds its monthly meetings on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10am to noon.  Meetings are held at Timberlake Christian Church in Lynchburg.  

Serving youth ages 5-21. Also offers a 10-week summer camp.

All May Institute services are based on applied behavior analysis (ABA), the only treatment reimbursed by Tri-care's ECHO program and the Autism Demonstration Project for military families with children with ASD. The May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Richmond, VA serves military and civilian families in the following areas/locations: Richmond & surrounding areas, Hampton Roads and Middle Peninsula Region, Fort Lee, Fort Eustis/Langley Airforce Base, & Naval Station Norfolk.

The purpose of the Adults with Disabilities Day Program (A.D.D.P.) is to provide a day program for adults with developmental delays. The program runs year around, excluding the month of July, Monday-Friday, 10 am-3 pm. Program goals include spiritual formation, literacy, vocational, personal care and independence, recreational and leisure, social skills, travel training and community navigation, and self-advocacy. The Friendship Club is a vibrant, growing community for teens 16+ and adults with developmental disabilities,

MBC Loudoun Access Ministry provides the following programs: Beautiful Blessings Sunday School (Bible school classes for children aged 2-15 with special needs), Break Out (A Friday-night respite care program held once a month for children aged 2-15), Breakaway (A Saturday respite care program held once a quarter for children aged 2-15), & Friendship Club (a community for adults aged 16+ with special needs).

Faith-based parent support groups, Bible school classes for children with disabilities, and Saturday respite care for youth with special needs ages 2-25.  Also hosts siblings-only events for children ages 7-12.

Faith-based parent support groups, weekend respite services, Bible school classes & recreational activities.

Medicaid is a federal and state-funded health insurance program that helps pay for health care.  It is for low-income people who meet eligibility requirements.  Pregnant women, children, people with disabilities, and people age 65 and older may also qualify. The rules may be different for children, adults, and people in nursing facilities, but they all may get the same services.

Specialized treatment in developmental pediatrics.

"Medical Home Plus was created to help facilitate connections between families and their needs. By collaborating with others to share expertise, infrastructure and expenses, we work to maximize the available information and resources to better serve more children with special health care needs and their families. Our passion is to work with families, providers, programs and organizations of all types to ensure that the necessary information, services and resources are available to help our children learn, change and grow to their fullest potential."

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Minnick Schools serve students age 5 to 22 from 24 Virginia school districts in the Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Wytheville, Bristol, and Wise regions. Highly trained educators help students learn about behavior choices, how to make better decisions, and how to respond to stressful and challenging situations. All students participate in a curriculum based on the Virginia Standards of Learning and have access to the tools of technology that help learning come alive.

Minnick Schools serve students age 5 to 22 from 24 Virginia school districts in the Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Wytheville, Bristol, and Wise regions. Highly trained educators help students learn about behavior choices, how to make better decisions, and how to respond to stressful and challenging situations. All students participate in a curriculum based on the Virginia Standards of Learning and have access to the tools of technology that help learning come alive.

Minnick Schools serve students age 5 to 22 from 24 Virginia school districts in the Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Wytheville, Bristol, and Wise regions. Highly trained educators help students learn about behavior choices, how to make better decisions, and how to respond to stressful and challenging situations. All students participate in a curriculum based on the Virginia Standards of Learning and have access to the tools of technology that help learning come alive.

Minnick Schools serve students age 5 to 22 from 24 Virginia school districts in the Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Wytheville, Bristol, and Wise regions. Highly trained educators help students learn about behavior choices, how to make better decisions, and how to respond to stressful and challenging situations. All students participate in a curriculum based on the Virginia Standards of Learning and have access to the tools of technology that help learning come alive.

Minnick Schools serve students age 5 to 22 from 24 Virginia school districts in the Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Wytheville, Bristol, and Wise regions. Highly trained educators help students learn about behavior choices, how to make better decisions, and how to respond to stressful and challenging situations. All students participate in a curriculum based on the Virginia Standards of Learning and have access to the tools of technology that help learning come alive.

Minnick Schools serve students age 5 to 22 from 24 Virginia school districts in the Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Wytheville, Bristol, and Wise regions. Highly trained educators help students learn about behavior choices, how to make better decisions, and how to respond to stressful and challenging situations. All students participate in a curriculum based on the Virginia Standards of Learning and have access to the tools of technology that help learning come alive.

Moms in Motion (Moms) is a Service Facilitation provider for Medicaid CD-PAS (EDCD, ID & DD Waivers) enrollees and a Case Management provider for DD Waiver enrollees. Our mission is to enhance the outcome for all of our clients and their families, by using person-centered practices while providing superior service, sharing resources, continually expanding our knowledge, and networking. Our primary areas of growth will be advocating in the school systems for our younger clients, assisting young adults with transitioning to independence, and helping our aging clients to be cared for by the people who love them.

We serve clients of all ages: children, young adults and aging.

ages 6-18.  "Students ranging from low average to intellectually gifted ability and have some type of interference with their ability to achieve their potential in a conventional school setting seek help through Morrison School programs."  

a website dedicated to providing teachers and parents with everything they need to teach Dolch sight words to their children.

Open Monday through Friday, 5:45am to 7:00pm.  Children from six weeks to 21 years of age enjoy therapeutic and educational activities, recreation and friendship.  

Services offered include Music Therapy/ Enrichment, Piano Lessons, Songwriting Lessons/ Coaching, Vocal Coaching and more.  Provided by a local musician with a background in social services.
 

provides individual music therapy services for children.

The National Autism Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting effective, evidence-based treatment approaches and providing direction to families, practitioners, organizations, policymakers, and funders. The Center is bringing nationally renowned experts together to establish national treatment standards, model best practices, and conduct applied research, serving as a vital source of information, training, and services.

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.

Connections is a one-of-a-kind residential psychiatric treatment facility providing unique mental health care for a specialized population of children, adolescents, and adults.  Connections helps individuals with developmental disabilities recieve intense mental health treatment for psychiatric conditions interfering with their quality of life.

Direct 1-on-1 ABA services, in-home, parent training, and social skills groups.

free online information resource of programs that provide assistance to people who are unable to afford their medications and health care costs.

We provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services in home and community settings.  We also provide special education consultation and advocacy.

Serving Northern Virginia. Licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health Services Inc., New Horizons Professional ABA Services Inc.(NHABA) primary mission is to provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy services to children with developmental disabilities to include Autism Spectrum and Intellectual Disorders through the age of twenty-one.

consists of 6 Peninsula school divisions:  Gloucester, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg/James City County, and York. The Center for Autism serves students (ages 5-21) at three different locations: elementary students at Kiln Creek Elementary School in Newport News, middle school students at Yorktown Middle School in York County, and adolescent and young adult students at the New Horizons Woodside Lane Campus in Newport News.

free support group for parents and their children.  Childcare is provided. Siblings are welcome.  Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 6-7:30pm.

We are an in-home and clinic-based service provider of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) for children & young adults with Autism and related disabilities.  If you are encountering a behavior concern (i.e., lack of learning, aggression, destruction, self injury, noncompliance, etc) then we welcome you to contact us!

In addition to direct therapy, Next Steps provides social skills groups for various ages and training for parents, professionals, and community health partners.

At Next Steps, we are committed to integration of services for the client.
Our team of ABA providers are happy to work with other professionals if the guardian grants permission for us to do so.

Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nextstepscenters/

 

ages 5-21.

Ages 5+, academics and social skill building; financial assistance available

North Star Speech and Language provides individualized speech, language, and feeding therapy to children and adolescents with a variety of communication and feeding impairments in the child's home, preschool, or child care environment.  The individualized treatment plan is implemented through fun, positive interactions focused on improving functional verbal and non-verbal communication and feeding skills.

The Northern Neck Regional Special Education Program (NNRSEP) serves children ages 2 through 21 who live in the service area and through the eligibility process have been found to have the following disabilities: speech & language impaired, developmentally delayed, moderate intellectual disabilities, and/or severe and profound intellectual disabilities.

Provides year-round educational programs.  Ages 6 months - 12 years.  Part time, full time, after school care & summer programs. 

Serving Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Public Schools. Northwestern Regional Educational Programs (NREP) provides cost effective, quality programming for school-aged (K-12) students with autism, emotional disabilities, hearing impairments, multiple disabilities, and traumatic brain injury for the school divisions of Clarke County, Frederick County, and Winchester City. Related services provided include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and music therapy.

sees typically developing children up to 18, and people with special needs of all ages.

The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center has joined with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).

1-1 ABA therapy and consultation in North East NC and Hampton Roads.  Tricare network provider.

AIM is designed to provide high-quality information and professional development for anyone who supports, instructs, works with, or lives with someone with autism. Each module guides you through case studies, instructional videos, pre- and post-assessments, a glossary, and much more. AIM modules are available at no cost.

On Target Behavior Services, LLC, provides applied behavior analysis services to families of children with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities.  We focus on improving behavior, increasing communication skills, developing appropriate social and leisure skills, and teaching daily living skills.  We emphasize a whole family approach and attempt to make learning as natural as possible.  We can provide services in home, at schools, and in the community.

inclusive half-day preschool and all-day preschool and kindergarten for children ages 2-7 years old.

Open Door Learning Center is an inclusive, year-round, full-day, accredited preschool and kindergarten.  Serving youth ages 2-7.

Northern VA and MD.  A consulting and treatment firm that provides support for children, adults and their families with autism spectrum disorder and related speech and language conditions using verbal behavior/ applied behavior analysis methodologies.

Uses science-based research to provide answers, practical alternatives, and solutions to the autism community by 1) establishing a scientific council comprised of leading authorities in applied autism reasearch, 2) seeking alliances with professional associations of clinicians, educators, special educators, pediatricians, and other caregivers, 3) collaborating with existing organizations on areas of common research interest, and 4) developing awareness through business partnerships with corporations supportive of disabled populations.  

Out of the Box Accessibility Solutions offers the following comprehensive educational evaluations for K-12 students:

Assistive Technology
Adapted Physical Education
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy

We also offer assistive technology training for families of students with disabilities. Serving Northern Virginia and Richmond areas.

assessment, educational testing, counseling

psychoeducational testing/assessment, advocacy, IEP development, implementation strategies, monitoring, teaching study skills, social and pragmatic language skills, reading, writing, and math.

Paragon Autism Services provides intensive ABA services to individuals with autism spectrum distorder, intellectual disability, and/or developmental delay.  Paragon provides services in the city of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George and Prince William counties.  Paragon is a Medicaid provider. 

In addition to ABA services, Paragon hosts a monthly parent support group, a monthly Lego club, a monthly event at KDz Kidz World, and regular parent trainings.  All community events are free to the community and open to all.

Provides support, training, and education to families, schools, and other professionals committed to helping children with disabilities.  

A guide for parents to help you become an informed and effective partner with school personnel in supporting your child's special learning and behavioral needs.

Meetings are held the first Friday of the month at 10:30am at St. Marks United Methodist Church.

POAC-NoVA's goals are to serve as a clearing house for research-based methodologies for instructing students on the autism spectrum, train public and private school educators and parents in ABA/VB and other research-based instructional methodologies, advocate for and influence the successful implementation of ABA/VB and other research-based instructional methodologies for students on the spectrum in Northern Virginia and beyond, and advocate for improvements in the services delivered to students on the autism spectrum.

Partner for Mental Health provides connections to, education, and advocacy for individuals, family members, clinicians and other stakeholders to promote mental health and support recovery. 

helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.

Our developmental-behavioral pediatrician provides family-centered, individualized evaluations and management for children birth to 21 years of age.

 

Provides in-home therapy and IEP consultations (writing or evaluating your child's IEP goals &/or representation at an IEP meeting).  Services provided in Northern VA, Fredericksburg, & Richmond.  Serving youth ages 1-21.

Ages 5-12, grades K-8.

ages 5-22 years.

"Personal Ponies is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to providing children with special needs a tiny Shetland pony to love and care for - completely without charge.  Our ponies make magic in children's lives!"

CHDK: Division of Child Psychiatry

Phoenix provides services to children, adolescents and adults to include individual psychotherapy, marriage & family counseling, group therapy, play therapy, social skills groups, parent workshops and community presentations.  Spanish-speaking & sign language therapists available.

Phoenix provides services to children, adolescents and adults to include individual psychotherapy, marriage & family counseling, group therapy, play therapy, social skills groups, parent workshops and community presentations.  Spanish-speaking & sign language therapists available.

support group for family members, community members, & caregivers of individuals on the spectrum in the Martinsville area.  Includes Henry Country, Patrick County, and Martinsville City.

support group for family members, community members, & caregivers of individuals on the spectrum in the Martinsville area.  Includes Henry Country, Patrick County, and Martinsville City.

ABA therapy in Culpeper County and the surrounding areas.  

The Piedmont Regional Education Program (PREP) is a public regional organization designed to meet the needs of special education students. PREP was established in 1975 and now provides special education programming and related services to nine school districts under an umbrella of a regional program. The districts served are: Charlottesville City, Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange and Rappahannock County School Districts.

The Parent Resource Center provides free workshops, a lending library, and educational information to families. Services are free.  

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mid-August to Mid-June

Appointments for other times are available. 

a residential treatment center and school in South Carolina specializing in the care and treatment of children with autism and other developmental delays. They accept VA Medicaid through the EPSDT process.

Pinecrest Golf Course is a public 9 hole course, just inside the beltway, and part of Fairfax County Park Authority.  Our Golf Academy offers a range of golf and fitness classes from ages 5 & up, from private to group lessons.  We are now offering two new classes aimed for kids and adults with special needs and disabilities.

Adapted Beginning Golf Ready (13-Adult):  This program covers grip, posture, ball position, alignment, chipping, putting and full swing fundamentals.  It also covers course orientation, etiquette, rules and basic understanding of equipment.  One-to-one leaders are not included in this course but families may provide their own assistants.

Adapted Starting New at Golf (7-12 yrs):  Course covers basic golf elements using a multi-sensory teaching approach.  SNAG falls between miniature golf and regulation golf and is intended to introduce game elements in a fun progressive manner.  Classes are held indoors and targeted to participants with disabilities.  One-to-one leaders are not included in this course but families may provide their own assistants.  

At Plan Bee Academy, we specialize in meeting the educational needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related disabilities.  Our focus is on the whole child and his/her family.  Instruction includes academics, job readiness skills, social skills, language skills, motor skills, life skills, and independent skills.  All of these skills are taught using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus on Verbal Behavior and decreasing behaviors that interfere with a child’s success in the least restrictive environment.  Our primary mission is to work together with children, youth and families with Autism and other related disabilities for continuous improvement in the quality of life for all those affected.  We strive to make each and every student feel included, empowered and independent in all environments including the school, community and home.

 

This is accomplished by building an individualized educational program for each student by using appropriate curriculum and real life experiences matched to the student’s needs and abilities.  We collaborate with the families and placing divisions to determine appropriate goals and long term plans to achieve the highest level of independence and quality of life.  We together create a positive learning experience and success for all students and families.

 

We offer an intensive, individualized program to include academic instruction based on the Virginia Standards of Learning in conjunction with community-based instruction, behavior-management, and related service collaboration.  All students’ Individualized Education Plan or Individualized Instructional Plan goals and objectives are monitored and followed over the course of the school year.

 

Our goal with each student is to return them to a less restrictive setting.

 

This “transition” is a team decision that is determined in an IEP meeting and will include procedures and supports from Plan Bee Academy to increase the likelihood of success.

Day support, respite care for caregivers, group homes, independent apartments, supported employment available for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

The Outreach Program for Soccer is a program for special needs children. TOPSoccer is designed to improve the overall fitness, self-esteem and social skills of your child.

comprehensive and specialized evaluation, consultation, and treatment with an emphasis on neuromotor performance, sensory processing, emotional and behavioral regulation, learning, and development for children and adolescents ages 1-18

Meetings held on the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Location alternates monthly between east and west part of the county. Childcare available if you contact Tanya DeCasseres one week before the meeting. For information contact the Parent Resource Center of Prince William County Schools, 703-791-8846 (voice), 703-791-8847 (TDD).

offers three types of services in the following counties in Virginia and cities within Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Stafford, Loudoun, Clarke, Frederick, Warren, and Fauquier:  1) Parent and family training, emphasizing child and family independence, 2) Intensive in-home support and training which includes academic, vocational, community based instruction, behavioral intervention, life/daily living skill training, and ABA/VB therapies; and the Medicaid Behavior Therapy Program, 3) Respite and mentoring services, providing active educationally based engagement and support for the child and short and longer vacation breaks and support for the caregivers.

Commonwealth Autism has a number of resources related to public safety that may be helpful to families and individuals impacted by autism.

You can find our full list of resources on our Public Safety page.

 

provides quality behavioral solutions to complex behavior problems through consulting, education, software, and management of clinical, operations, and marketing practices.

Creative Connections support group is held the third Thursday of the month starting at 6:30 pm. Everyone is invited so bring the kids and join us!

An alternative to traditional public schools.  We work with children on the autism spectrum and their neuro-typical peers ages 8 to 17 years 11 months.

4-H Recreation Center therapeutic equestrian program for children with disabilities.  

Rappahannock Legal Services is a non-profit corporation that provides free, high-quality, civil legal assistance to low income individuals and families. Serving Culpeper, Orange, Madison, Rappahannock, and Fauquier.

Rappahannock Legal Services is a non-profit corporation that provides free, high-quality, civil legal assistance to low income individuals and families. Serving Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline.

Rappahannock Legal Services is a non-profit corporation that provides free, high-quality, civil legal assistance to low income individuals and families. Serving Westmoreland, Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster, Essex, King and Queen, and King William

provides children with developmental delays and autism one-on-one ABA services in the child's natural environment or on site.

provides children with developmental delays and autism one-on-one ABA services in the child's natural environment or on site.

The face-to-face meeting will be on the second Thursday of each month from 7-9pm at the River City Diner on Parham Road (at Brook and I95).  The meeting is also designed as a place where older children (ages 11-17) can meet other Asperger's children and siblings.  Adults with Asperger's can meet together and/or share information with parents of kids with AS.  To RSVP for the face-to-face meetings, sign up for our meetup group.  The Yahoo group, RichmondAspergers, is an online discussion group where parents of children with Asperger's and adults with Asperger's can ask questions and share information

Richmond House, a private, non-profit organization, provides residential living for adults who can live independently with support.

Community-based supported living for adults with autism and intellectual disabilities.

Ride With Pride serves riders in the greater Augusta County area who have physical, emotional, & developmental special needs with a wide range of therapeutic equine activities.

River City Inclusive Gymnastics strives to provide a safe and positive environment where children with disabilities and their peers can improve social skills, motor skills, and self-esteem. Through their structured gymnastics class, each child will be challenged physically and mentally as our knowledgeable coaches are by their side to guide, motivate, and inspire. 

They provide a class for elementary school children with or without special needs.

Classes are for one hour and run for 8 weeks. 

New sessions forming now. 

ages 2-21.

Road to Recovery: Supporting children with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have experience trauma is a training that provides an overview for providers on how to work with children and families who are living with intellectual and development disabilities who have experienced trauma. This Toolkit consists of a Facilitator Guide and a Participant Manual. Together, they are designed to teach basic knowledge, skills, and values about working with children with IDD who have had traumatic experiences, and how to use this knowledge to support children’s safety, well-being, happiness, and recovery through trauma-informed practice.



The Toolkit, in its entirety, is available for download from the Trauma & IDD Toolkit webpage on the NCTSN Learning Center. This page includes the PowerPoint files of the Slidekit; NCTSN videos (i.e., NCTSN PSA & an excerpt from The Promise); Pre-Training and Follow-Up Evaluations (PDF versions & links to online Qualtrics versions); and, all activity files (i.e., a Board Game). 

Advocate services

The Robert Day Child Care Center is open Monday-Friday from 6:15am until 6:30pm.  Children with special needs between the ages of six weeks to 21 years are welcomed into this family-style atmosphere.  Small group activities encourage children to play and work together.

A non-profit organization that provides affordable and accessible rental housing opportunities to adults with disabilities in the greater Lynchburg region.

comprehensive directory of patient assistance programs.

Sandi Wiggins is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in Autism Spectrum conditions, including Asperger's, and a range of co-morbid conditions, including depression and anxiety.  She is especially invested in working with late-diagnosed autistic adults and older adults just discovering that they are on the Autism spectrum.  She sees both neurotypical and autistic clients, aged 14 and older.

"Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the self-advocacy organization of the United States. Founded in 1990, we have been working hard for the full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in the community throughout the 50 states and the world for 24 years. Our non-profit advocacy organization is run by a board of self-advocates representing 9 regions of the country."

WE provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy to children of all ages.
WE have 2 locations in Fredericksburg and Woodbridge. We take all insurances including medicaid.
 

 

SensoryAbled Kids LC offers a Multi-Sensory Play and Learn environment. It is a sensory gym that provides an environment for children diagnosed with autism, sensory processing disorders or other related motor skill, developmental and social skill delays; to play and explore in an open and non-judgmental zone.

Day programs providing vocational training, recreational activities, supported employment, behavior management and therapies

Specializes in assisting parents throughout the entire special education process from eligibility to developing IEPs or Section 504 plans.

 

An affiliate of the Arc of Harrisonburg/Rockingham where parents and professionals come together for positive change. The Shenandoah Valley Autism Partnership (SVAP) provides a forum for families and professionals that support individuals with autism spectrum disorders in the Shenandoah Valley.  SVAP meets monthly from 11:30am - 1pm for "Lunch Bunch" at the Simms Center.  This is a "brown bag lunch" to network and share.  We also hold regular events focusing on topics related to ASD, maintain an e-mail list, and offer support.  We welcome all interested in ASD, including Asperger's syndrome and pervasive developmental disorders. 

The Shenandoah Valley Regional Program is a regional special education program which complements the special education services of Augusta County, Harrisonburg City, Page County, Rockingham County, Shenandoah County and Staunton City.

support to families and providers, training and information.  Ages birth to 4.

The mission of the Sibling Leadership Network is to provide siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families.

quality software and related products for visual learners.

Speech therapy, occupational therapy, and sensory integration.  Serving youth ages birth - 21.

Speech therapy, occupational therapy, and sensory integration.  Serving youth ages birth - 21.

"Support group information for parents of children with autism who live in or around Chesterfield County, Virginia.  This listserve will hopefully enable communication with parents, educators, and students interested in the issues affecting children with autism and their family."

 

Serves Mechanicsville, Hanover, & surrounding counties.

"SNAP Club serves high-functioning individuals with ASD or Asperger’s Syndrome in middle school, high school and young adults to age 25. SNAP Club offers structured opportunities for social enjoyment which assists participants to slowly and assuredly develop friendships and achieve greater social tolerance of other individuals and environments through increased success in managing social challenges."

SourceAmerica's mission is to create employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities.  

The organization provides a formal structure through which the participating school systems can plan and operate programs for children with special needs. Participating schools: Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk and Virginia Beach Public Schools.

Serving Smyth County and the surrounding areas.  Meets on the third Thursday of every month, excluding July and December.  Meetings begin at 6pm.  We try to have an ASD-related speaker four months out of the year, with other months reserved for discussion, mutual support, and to work toward the goals of the group.  Our mission is: to support and strengthen one another, share information, expand awareness, improve services to promote dignity and quality of life -- together facing the unknown and joyfully celebrating the miracles.  Finger foods and/or drinks are welcome, and free childcare is provided.  Contact Jessica Davenport (276-646-8949) or Miranda Davenport: miranda.davenport@hapco.com.

SEAC’s in Virginia advise school divisions on the needs of students with disabilities and the improvement of special education services and student outcomes. The Partnership for People with Disabilities and the Virginia Department of Education are pleased to announce a website for building and maintaining effective SEACs.

An outline of the special education process and brief descriptions of its elements.

Answers a need in education for in-depth, timely news related to educating students with disabilities.  The website and newsletter are journalistic publications centered on the news of the special education field.  The website is also designed to offer unique resources to special education professionals in one convenient place.  These include places for educators and others to exchange their views, find links to important information at other sites on the internet, and keep track of news and events across the country.

Meets each Thursday, 10:30am-12:30pm.  Facilitated by Anita Harrison, MS, LCSW, and Larissa Anderson, student counselor, through Resource Guidance Services.  

This site lists some of the latest applications (apps) available for a teacher or student to use on their ipod/phone that targets the special needs population.

Special Olympics is a year-round international program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with disabilities.  Special Olympics Virginia is the state program of Special Olympics, Inc, and is made up of 32 active area programs that are organized into 8 regions.

STOMP is a federally funded parent training and information (PTI) center established to assist military families who have children with special education or health needs.  STOMP began in 1985, is a project of Washington PAVE, and is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  STOMP serves families in four main ways:  1) by providing information and training about laws, regulations, and resources for military families of children with disabilities, 2) by connecting families to other families, 3) by assisting parents and professionals in developing their own community parent education/support group, 4) by providing a voice to raise awareness of issues faced by military families of children with disabilities.  Contact information for each area on site.

 

Specializing in providing in-home ABA therapy to military families with young children on the Spectrum.   Serving Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Suffolk.

Dr. Rick Ellis is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides assessment & diagnosis, behavioral & cognitive therapies, and individual, family, and group therapy.  Services available to children and adults.

Services provided include transdisciplinary ADOS-2 assessments for youth up to 17 years old, ABA services for individuals 2 to 21 years old, counseling, individual and family therapy, case management, social skills groups, and educational advocacy.

Intensive ABA program for individuals ages 2-21.  

Day school for children ages 2-13.  At Spiritos School, located in Midlothian, Virginia, our mission is to create a wealth of individualized instructional and treatment experiences that provide continual educational programming in an atmostphere of love and acceptance for children with autism & developmental delay.

Spot On Therapy Group LLC is a private, therapist-owned speech, language, occupational therapy practice that offers diagnostic and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults.  We provide therapy, early intervention services, neurofeedback services, specialty camps, and contract/consultative services to individuals, schools, and agencies in the Greater  Richmond area.

Opportunities available for adults to participate in vocational and pre-vocation training, supported employment, life skills training, and community integration.  Other activities include gardening, computer activities, sewing and weaving, home and self-care, grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning, community outings, physical activity and dance, swimming and creative arts.  

For Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland students ages 3-22 years of age.  Must be diagnosed with intellectual disabilities, autism, or multiple disabilities and have a minimum of 24.5 hours of special education services on their IEP.  

For Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland students 3-22 years of age.  Must be diagnosed with intellectual disabilities, autism, or multiple disabilities and have a minimum of 24.5 hours special education services on their IEP.  They may also have the following secondary disabling conditions: speech language disorders, vision or hearing impairments, orthopedic impairments, health impairments and behavior disorders.
Enrollment for Virginia and Maryland residents:  The IEP process serves as the vehicle for admission through your local school jurisdiction. St. Coletta does not accept private pay students.

As a child care center, the Children’s Center was established as an affordable, academically competitive preschool and after-school education program for children 2-12, including those identified with special needs.

serving youth ages 0-21, also offering support groups for parents

Sensory and social learning theatre camp

Stages Learning products are specifically created to stimulate learning and provide tools and strategies for creative, effective language building at every stage. Our products were designed for use by parents of children with autism as well as teachers, therapists and learning specialists.
 

Educational consulting and advocacy for children (ages 5+), teens and adults with complex needs, individualized real-life social skills training, behavior consultation and training, and life skills training towards meaningful education and employment. 

Step by Step Consulting offers ABA therapy for children and youth aged 14 months to 22 years. Sessions are available on an hourly or weekly basis, either home-based or center-based (in Suffolk and Virginia Beach).

STEP VA, Inc. is a 501c3 whose mission is to empower people with disabilities through artistic expression and sensory exploration. We offer workshops, mini and week- long sessions that provide a multi-sensory experience; encouraging social interaction and creative expression in a group setting.

 

I am attorney that focuses on special needs planning and guardianships. 

 

Support group meetings take place monthly in Ruckersville, Virginia.  Children are welcome - social groups are available in a structured environment. Supervised by educator Jennifer Sievers, M.Ed. ECSE. Registration is required - please contact us via phone or email for more information and to register.  Light refreshments also provided.

We provide In-Home Residential Services to children and adults with ID, DD, and/or Autism diagnoses through the Medicaid Waiver and private payment.Accepts referrals for individuals living in the following cities and counties: NRVSCB region including the city of Radford, counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski, and the BRBH region including the Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and counties of Botetourt, Craig, and Roanoke.

We are a new playroom specially catered to children with Autism and special needs, however, everyone is welcome with or without a disability. We are located in Midlothian, Virginia. Sundrops provides a safe,  nurturing, and therapeutic environment for all kids. We have workshops, camps, instructional training, alternative healing methods and much more!

You can learn more about our program at our website or through this brochure

Serving eastern and central Virginia.  Provides day support, vocational, residential, and in-home support services for people with intellectual disabilities.  

Positive behavior support facilitator.  Counseling services to individuals with autism and Asperger's, as well as providing supportive counseling to caregivers and siblings/family members.

"The Special Abilities Swim Program is customized for each child's emotional and developmental abilities, with the goal to help each child become physically active, build self-confidence and self esteem, learn the life-saving skill of swimming, and eventually to offer them another avenue for integration into a small group for high functioning special abilities children."

"The Special Abilities Swim Program is customized for each child's emotional and developmental abilities, with the goal to help each child become physically active, build self-confidence and self esteem, learn the life-saving skill of swimming, and eventually to offer them another avenue for integration into a small group for high functioning special abilities children."

"The Special Abilities Swim Program is customized for each child's emotional and developmental abilities, with the goal to help each child become physically active, build self-confidence and self esteem, learn the life-saving skill of swimming, and eventually to offer them another avenue for integration into a small group for high functioning special abilities children."

"The Special Abilities Swim Program is customized for each child's emotional and developmental abilities, with the goal to help each child become physically active, build self-confidence and self esteem, learn the life-saving skill of swimming, and eventually to offer them another avenue for integration into a small group for high functioning special abilities children."

Drowning is the #1 cause of death in children with autism.  The National Autism Society reports that 90% of all deaths in children with autism are due to drowning.  Children with autism react to their senses and are driven by impulse.  Water is a huge sensory stimulation which draws this attention. That is why it is imperative that children with autism get the proper swim instruction.

SwimRVA Autism Swims is a program, designed specifically for children with autism, and adds to our goal of creating an inclusive aquatics community in Richmond, VA.  All of our instructors have been trained and educated through the VCU Center for Autism Excellence. We are not just swimming lessons, we provide specific, potential live-saving instruction for children with autism.

in-home and school-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for children and young adults. Serving Northern Virginia (including Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, & Stafford), as well as the MD/DC area.

 T/TAC Online is a resource for parents educators working with children with special needs. It is designed for information, resources, and training to be available in a timely manner.  Funded by the Virginia Department of Education, T/TAC Online is "a community linking people and resources to help children and youth with disabilities".  T/TAC offices are linked to universities around the commonwealth of Virginia.  To access the website, go to http://www.ttaconline.org/, then: 1) Click on your region off of the map. 2) Click on one of the tabs labeled: Resources, Events, or Online Training. 3) Once on the selected page or section, scroll down to "Parents/Family" on the left side of the page.  Click on the words "Parents/Family" for more information.  For key word searches of items, put in the key search the word "parents" or 'family" to see what is in the listing.  

4-week summer enrichment program available for Tazewell County special education students. Programs are provided according to the child's IEP and include bowling, swimming and museum visits.  Also provides support groups for families and caregivers, information and resources, and educational advocacy.

TACA has monthly educational meetings and coffee talks in the Richmond and Northern Virginia areas.  Monthly meetings feature expert speakers on a variety of autism related topics while the coffee talks are more informal, bringing together experienced and new parents alike to learn and discuss new information and autism best practices, as well as share stories.  Visit our website to find out about upcoming meeting dates and times.

TACA has monthly educational meetings and coffee talks in the Richmond and Northern Virginia areas.  Monthly meetings feature expert speakers on a variety of autism related topics while the coffee talks are more informal, bringing together experienced and new parents alike to learn and discuss new information and autism best practices, as well as share stories.  Visit our website to find out about upcoming meeting dates and times.

The Arc of Central Virginia is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating and encouraging opportunities for individual growth and development.

"Dance classes and more.... Inclusive of special needs!"

Kindergarten through Grade 12. 

Ages 6-18, grades K-12.

Areas of practice include: early intervention services, transition services, evaluations, IEP review and development, due process hearing, classroom observations, behavioral assessments, 504 plans, compensatory education and non-public educational placements and residential centers. Serving the Washington, DC area.

The Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center (BRAAC) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian center that provides education and services for children and families affected by autism and unique learning challenges such as learning disabilities. Serving individuals ages 2-22 at their locations in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Buena Vista.

"Encouraging the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies to resolve disagreements about special education and early intervention programs."

The Coleman Therapy Center is a small private practice focused on the unique individual needs of children through a total communications treatment program that also involves working closely with the family, other therapists, and schools. Specializing in pediatric speech and language therapy, social skills groups, swallowing and feeding therapy, voice and cognitive disorders, and therapeutic riding. Our therapists are highly qualified and experienced to provide diagnostics, evaluations, and treatment for children and adults.

The Faison Center, located in Richmond, Virginia, is a non-profit educational and treatment center serving individuals and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. From diagnosis to adulthood, people are respected, loved and cared for by experts in the field of autism employing only the best methods and techniques.

The Faison Center offers a unique, three-pronged approach using evidence-based treatment, research and community education to give individuals the tools needed to improve their life’s journey. Programs cover a person’s entire lifespan, starting at 16 months and continuing into adulthood, including day school services, diagnostic services, clinical services, summer and adult residential and day programs. The Center’s approach seeks to assist individuals, their family, and all who have an impact on their life.

 

The Life Skills and Employment Center provides educational and vocational training services in the form of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to individuals 16 and older in intensive 1:1 instructional settings, small and large group activities, employment sites, recreational centers, and volunteer activities.  

Private school for individuals ages 2-22.  Year-round after-school program available for students and summer program available for students enrolled elsewhere.  The consulting staff from the Faison School for Autism and the Autism Center of Virginia offer comprehensive support for parents providing intensive behavioral intervention in the home. Services include skill assessment and program development, training and supervision of home program therapists, parent training, and intervention planning for problem behavior.

The mission and educational philosophy of The Founders Center is to provide children with autism an individualized, ABA-based educational program in a loving and supportive atmosphere.  Serving youth ages 6-21.

The mission and educational philosophy of The Founders Center is to provide children with autism an individualized, ABA-based educational program in a loving and supportive atmosphere. Serving youth ages 2-6.

The mission and educational philosophy of The Founders Center is to provide children with autism an individualized, ABA-based educational program in a loving and supportive atmosphere. Serving youth ages 2-6.

Through a network of regional peer-run support groups and an online discussion group, GRASP helps adults and teens across the country. GRASP also offers support to family members and clinicians through an online discussion group. Regional meeting held in Virginia Beach.

Day school for male and female students, kindergarten through 12th grade. Residential treatment services for students ages 13 to 22 diagnosed with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Areas of practice include IEP and 504 eligibility, development and implementation issues, school discipline and juvenile criminal defense, family law/domestic relations, and petitions for guardianship and conservatorship.  Serves all of Northern Virginia and points further away such as Frederick County, Fauquier County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford, Orange County, etc.

The LEAD Center, Ltd. (TLC) is a private therapeutic day school that serves 5 to 21-year-old students with mental and emotional disabilities who live in central Virginia

Serving all Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina.  ABA in-home & center-based services for ages 18 months to adulthood.  Also offers academic tutoring, testing and advocacy services, food aversion groups & social skills groups that run throughout the year, and a 5 week camp offered in the summer.

The Behavioral & Autism Services Program is available to children and adolescents with ASD and/or disruptive behaviors and functional communication challenges.  

Provides ABA services to children with autism and their families.  Also provides intensive 1:1 sessions, social skills training for young children and pre-adolescents, and IEP development services.  Service areas include: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Northern North Carolina.

The Miracle League program provides an opportunity for youth ages 3-21 with mental and/or physical challenges to play baseball. With a specifically designed rubber turf field, The Miracle League makes dreams come true for children with special needs.

The Miracle League program provides an opportunity for youth ages 3-21 with mental and/or physical challenges to play baseball. With a specifically designed rubber turf field, The Miracle League makes dreams come true for children with special needs.

Have fun with your child and see improvements in vocabulary, concentration, cooperation, and literacy.  MouseTrial's autism software is a collection of fun exercises and games designed for children with autism spectrum disorders.  It is based on the method of discrete trial therapy, which is a major component of ABA and other autism treatment programs. 

free guide that helps parents teach children with autism spectrum disorder how to brush and floss with the help of step-by-step instruction, social stories, and visual sequencing cards that can be used wherever brushing happens. The guide also provides information to help parents prepare their children for a first dental visit.

Lessons, ideas, articles and links for multisensory learning for people of all ages. Resources for people who learn differently, or have learning difficulties or learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia.

The Twin County Autism Support Group for Galax, Carroll, and surrounding areas.  Contact Leigh Anne Phillips at (276) 236-1766, lphillips@tcrh.org, or Karen Poe at (276)728-3121, karen.poe@dbhd.virginia.gov for more information.

Offering day-support and sponsored family home placement for adults with mild to severe intellectual and/or physical disabilities.  

"Welcome to Therapy Toolbox, a boutique-style private practice specializing in the evaluation and treatment of speech, language, and overall communication needs of children.  We are a family-friendly business that offers innovative, top-quality speech and language therapy.  Our services include individual therapy, group therapy, and play/social skills groups.  We provide therapy to the Central Virginia area, including: City of Fredericksburg, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, Caroline Country, King George County, Hanover County, Henrico County, City of Richmond, Orange County, & Louisa County."

Doors to colleges are opening for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in many different ways all over the country. This website is designed to share what is currently going on, provide resources and strategies, let you know about training events, and give you ways to talk to others. The information is for transition aged students as well as adults attending or planning for college. It provides resources and tools for students, families, and professionals.

Serving the Tidewater and Yorktown areas.  Provides one-on-one ABA services in the home.  President Michael Friga, Ph.D., BCBA-D, provides child evaluation and supervision to energetic tutors who run programs, including discrete trial training, pivotal response methods, and natural environment teaching.  

Tinsnips is a special education resource that strives to share a variety of specialized teaching tools, techniques, worksheets, and activities with teachers of students who have autistic spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities

Use this set of 4 guides as a reference and resource and to help frame a way to think about the issues related to adulthood.

Transitional Care Services, LLC is committed to providing a comprehensive service. We aspire to be leaders and advocates for the community and rest assured that you are putting your loved one into caring hands.  

Whether you are in transition from being discharged from the hospital to home from surgery, deciding on an assisted living or rehab center, transitioning from a rehab center to your home for in-home care, or looking for a private caregiver, Transitional Care Services, LLC is the resource provider that gets you information and makes the connections for you with options. 

Serves many areas near Culpeper, including Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. 

Treehouse Pediatric Therapy provides occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, and feeding therapy in the greater Richmond area.

Our mission is to provide quality pediatric sensory based feeding, occupational, and speech-language therapy for our families and surround them with a positive, nurturing environment in which they can learn, play, create friendships, and gain confidence.

TRICARE is a health care program serving active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, their families, survivors, and certain former spouses worldwide.

Troubleshooting facts and frequently asked questions for resolving conflicts and concerns in the special education department of your school division.  

serving youth ages birth - under 13.

Unbridled Joy is a local Therapeutic riding program that works with Autistic and Blind Children, Veterans and their families, and those with disabilities from physical to emotional.

We are a 501c3 and our program was established in 2009 by local business owner Jack Wood.  Jack has been blind since birth and riding horses since he was five.  When Jack founded UJTR to support blind and visually impaired individuals, the program quickly evolved to include participants of all ages with a wide variety of  disabilities and challenges.  Jack and Unbridled Joy support participants of the program by building their own confidence and independence, serving to expand and enrich their life's experiences.  Please see our website for more about Jack and our program. www.unbridledjoy.org

 

 

Offers a range of in-home services that support children and families, which include individual and family counseling, case management, crisis intervention, behavior management/parenting education, & communication skills counseling.

Offers a range of in-home services that support children and families, which include individual and family counseling, case management, crisis intervention, behavior management/parenting education, & communication skills counseling.

Offers a range of in-home services that support children and families, which include individual and family counseling, case management, crisis intervention, behavior management/parenting education, & communication skills counseling.

Offers a range of in-home services that support children and families, which include individual and family counseling, case management, crisis intervention, behavior management/parenting education, & communication skills counseling.

Offers a range of in-home services that support children and families, which include individual and family counseling, case management, crisis intervention, behavior management/parenting education, & communication skills counseling.

Offers a range of in-home services that support children and families, which include individual and family counseling, case management, crisis intervention, behavior management/parenting education, & communication skills counseling.

Offers a range of in-home services that support children and families, which include individual and family counseling, case management, crisis intervention, behavior management/parenting education, & communication skills counseling.

Offers a range of in-home services that support children and families, which include individual and family counseling, case management, crisis intervention, behavior management/parenting education, & communication skills counseling.

Offers a range of in-home services that support children and families, which include individual and family counseling, case management, crisis intervention, behavior management/parenting education, & communication skills counseling.

Therapeutic program designed to give every adolescent and teen a chance to succeed academically, socially and emotionally. Offers residential therapeutic programs and pet-assisted therapy for students with social, emotional, learning and behavioral challenges, as well as autism spectrum disorders.  Serving youth ages 11-18.

Assists low-income families with special education issues. Law students in the Education Rights Clinic (formerly the Disability Law Clinic) represent children and parents seeking appropriate special education and community-based services mandated by both federal and state law. Students also represent youth with mental disabilities who are before the juvenile court or are incarcerated or institutionalized. Law students represent clients under the supervision of Professor of Law and Director Adrienne Volenik. 5 other clinics available.

Formerly known as the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center.  Serving youth up to age 21.

"We treat adults and pediatric patients with epilepsy, as well as children with disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and seizures.  We also have outreach clinics throughout Southwest Virginia (Bristol, Tazewell and Wise)."

Child Development Services Program is a specialized program for children and adolescents suspected of having developmental and behavioral disorders. Patients served must be residents of Virginia under the age of 21.

Directory of private day & residential schools for students with disabilities. 

PRCs are located in various school districts of Virginia to offer information, assistance, referrals, and workshops to parents and educators.  

For more information on special education, to understand your rights and responsibilities, your child's rights and the school's responsibilities to meet the special needs of your child.

Special education and related services that are provided beyond the normal school year and after school according to your child's IEP at no cost to parent and according to state standard.

Formerly known as the Arc of the Virginia Peninsula.

Victoria Transcultural Clinical Center (VTCC) is a private, for-profit, multicultural mental health agency that has been in operation for over a decade. Our programs are open to underserved children, youth, and families located in the Northern Virginia area who are Medicaid or County funded (FAPT). Our programs currently include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or EPSDT, and Home-Based Intensive In-Home Services (HB). It is the mission of VTCC to provide effective cross cultural home based services and treatment to local families from a range of diverse cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, whose children are experiencing significant behavioral or emotional difficulties, or have been subjected to abuse or neglect and are at high risk of being removed from the family home. For information regarding patient rights, privacy notices, the types of insurance we accept, and other questions you might have, please visit our website.

"More than 800,000 gallons of aquariums and live animal habitats, over 300 hands-on exhibits, an outdoor aviary, ten acres of marsh habitat and a 1/3-mile nature trail.  Getting to know the area's real locals that make Virginia waters their home has never been more fun.  Animal highlights incude sharks, sea turtles, harbor seals, river otters, stingrays, and more.  Seasonal whale and dolphin boat trips and pontoon boat trips take you to the animals for a truly educational adventure and much more!"

Virginia Child Care is made up of 15 local child care resource and referral (CRR&R) agencies that assist families in finding child care throughout Virginia.

Individual psychotherapy and family counseling services, including communication and skills training for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as dual diagnosis counseling for the management of anxiety, depression, and other issues.

 

"This directory was compiled to identify Virginia dentists who will care for adult or child patients with special needs and to establish a statewide directory."

Main website for the Virginia Department of Education that lists important information on school districts, information for parents and students, and special education guidelines and data.

Employment assistance, community-based services, assistive technology, and training throughout Virginia.

Intensive in-home services as well as mental health support. Currently servicing Northern Virginia area, Stafford area, Richmond/Petersburg area, Lynchburg area and the Rockbridge area. Accepts Medicaid.

VIA provides a year-round day school for children ages 2-22, workshops, trainings, social skills groups for children with Asperger's ages 5-17, consulting for schools and ABA home-based programs for young children.  Also provides behavioral services and support for adults through the VIA Academy for Adults.

Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) is a nonprofit law firm established in 1977 to provide free civil legal services to eligible low-income residents in twenty counties and six cities in Central, Southside, and Western Tidewater Virginia. VLAS serves the entire community by providing free information, advice and representation in such areas as housing, healthcare, income and benefits, family issues, consumer, and education.

A person wishing to consult with an attorney calls the VLRS toll-free number. The caller is screened, and if there appears to be a legal problem, the caller is referred (given the name, address and telephone number) to an attorney in his or her geographic area who also practices in the needed area of law. Attorneys are selected for referrals by computer in strict rotation.

Individual Counseling & Intervention services focused on developing behavioral, emotional and social skills.

Campus-Community Outreach for ABA with children (COACH).  COACH is a home and community based applied behavioral analysis (ABA) program for children 6 and under.  This program is an early intensive ABA program for young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

Diagnostic evaluations of Autism Spectrum Disorders for infants, children, adolescents and adults.

inpatient acute care crisis stabilization and outpatient mental health services for children and adolescents ages 3 through 17.

Advocating for Special Kids (ASK)

Medicaid Access Program (MAP)

Voices Together is a structured, integrated recreational camp experience for children with autism ages 5-18.

Group homes located around Virginia.

These free resource materials include 46 home and community activities for adults and preschool children that encourage early language and literacy development in young children.  They are appropriate for children with disabilities as well as children who are developing typically.  The materials are specifically designed to address the three keys kills of language development, phonological awareness, and general print awareness.

private speech therapy practice treating children and adults with speech, language, voice and cognitive disorders.

These two websites provide opportunities for individuals who may need access to a free or inexpensive wheelchair.

Free Foundation

Virginia Re-Use Network

The guide covers topics such as transitioning into college, rights of students with disabilities, disability documentation, scholarships, choosing the right school, and many other helpful resources for students with disabilities.

http://www.edsmart.org/students-with-disabilities-college-guide/

"A fun new way for special needs children to learn speech and language basics.  In creating this program on DVD and VHS, our mission was to build a bridge to the world of language by showing children how much fun their voice can be!"

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.  

The ASSET Program is designed to offer holistic, innovative, research-based treatment to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.  ASD is a pervasive disorder that affects almost every aspect of behavior; primary symptoms include lack of or delay in speech, poor nonverbal communication, repetitive movement, diminished social interests, restricted play skills and poor generalization of skills.  The ASSET Program is designed to improve the functional behaviors of the individual by using and coordinating multi-disciplinary clinical services to increase the adaptive functioning, behavioral skills, social skills and communication skills.  Additionally, family members receive the education, support and training needed to reinforce the treatment of their child and to maintain the changes made while in treatment.  Families are provided essential case management services to address advocacy within the community including educational advocacy and linkage to therapeutic and medical services pertinent to their child’s needs.  Treatment strategies are based primarily on the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis, recognized as the leading treatment modality for positive change for this population. Families are served by interdisciplinary teams of Clinicians, LBA Supervisors, Engagement Managers and Behavioral Coaches.