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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 Provided:

  • Case management
  • Day support
  • Companion services
  • In-home support
  • Personal care
  • Respite care
  • Supported employment
  • Attendant services
  • Family and caregiver training
  • Assistive technology and more

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

 

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

 

Eligibility: An individual must be age 6 or older and have a diagnosis of ID or be under age 6 and at developmental risk.

Services Provided:

  • Residential support
  • Day support
  • Supported employment
  • Personal assistance
  • Respite
  • Assistive technology
  • Skilled nursing services
  • Crisis stabilization
  • Therapeutic consultation and more

The Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP) is designed to assist individuals on the waiting list for the intellectual disability (ID) or developmental disability (DD) 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.

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.

Small preschool classroom that uses ABA to teach children with autism.

"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.

ABA in-home 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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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

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

Serving Louisa, Nelson, & Charlottesville.

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. 

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.  

"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.

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).

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.

 

ARF was founded to provide financial relief for families' medical expenses related to the recovery of autism spectrum disorders. Autism Relief Foundation provides grants ranging from $300 to $1800 to cover the costs of therapies, medical treatments, summer camps, and social skills groups.

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.

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.

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.

"Our group includes parents, relatives, educators, friends and service professionals associated with persons within the autism spectrum.  Our area of support is the Fredericksburg area of north central Virginia."

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Behavior Basics provides in-home and community services using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Our services focus on teaching in the natural environment and teaching functional and meaningful skills including, communication, academic, social, leisure and independent living skills. We also provide family and staff training tailored to the individual or organization's specific needs.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Department of Social Services registered daycare providers.

articles & resources to empower parents of children with disabilities.  

serving youth up to age 21.

Pasquale Accardo, MD

Margie L. Jaworski, MD

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.

Dr. Frank Aiello, MD

Christine Houlihan, MD

Amy Newmeyer, MD

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.

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.

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.

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.

Located on the UMFS campus.  Serving children ages 18 months to under 7.

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.

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.

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.   

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 1-12 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."

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

"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."

Ages 6-22

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

additional services include completing comprehensive psychological and educational evaluations.

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.

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.

The next step in the evolution of the Faison Centers of Excellence - where needs across a lifespan are addressed, excellence is the rule, public-private partnerships flourish, and our mission is realized - one young person at a time. This visionary project will offer reasonably priced apartments and individual living plans for residents with developmental disabilities within a residential complex specifically designed to best meet their needs. Their apartments will be interspersed among apartments of professionals like teachers, nurses and others who understand their challenges and model positive life skills.

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.

Therapy, behavioral, emotional and parenting challenges, speech & language therapy, social skills, Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Floor Time (DIR), early intervention.

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."

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

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

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.  

A family run business providing special education advocacy, educational testing and home school tutoring.

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."

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

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.

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.

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.

Serving youth ages 0-21 with a variety of medical diagnosis and school classifications.  

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.

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.

"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.

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.

"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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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."  

The mission of Mountain Creek Farms, Inc. is to provide employment and independent living opportunities for individuals with autism by providing a range of services to individuals, and support to families looking for their sons and daughters entering adulthood.

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.  

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm in room 22 of 8730 Sudley Road, Manassas, Virginia.  

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.

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.

Richmond House has established the Center for Teens and Adults with Autism with the mission of offering day services, social opportunities, support groups and more for older teens and adults with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

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.

ages 2-21.

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.

"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."

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.

 

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, counseling, individual and family therapy, case management, and educational advocacy.

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.

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

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).

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.

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."

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.

"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.

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

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.

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.  

Therapeutic Sense Abilities benefits infants, children, adolescents, and adults who have sensory processing, motor control, learning, developmental, and behavioral needs. Approaches used in therapy are based on current training and decades of personal experience regarding development issues, sensory based and learning theories, play and work, and neurobehavioral, neurophysiologic, and clinical research.

"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.

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.

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.

"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.

"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.

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.

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

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.

"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!"

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