Developmental Disability (DD) Waivers allow qualifying individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities to receive the services and supports they need to live in their homes and communities The Governor’s proposed 2018 budget included only 875 DD waiver slots for the 12,501 people who are on waiting lists for the DD Waiver program. Approximately 3,156 of those individuals are considered to be Priority Level 1 or in urgent need of a waiver.
Thank you to all who joined the ASCV for another successful 5K Run/Walk for Autism! Over 1200 runners/walkers and 75 teams participated in this year’s 5K on Saturday morning, May 26th. The participants spent time visiting with event sponsors, many of whom provided helpful information on community resources for those on the spectrum. Families also enjoyed Chick-fil-a, Kona Ice and Raise Coffee, Inc. refreshments, while the kids enjoyed Capital One’s balloon artist and the ASCV Kid Zone with bubbles and inflatables. This year’s newest addition, the SunTrust Photo Booth was a big hit with young and old alike, with the photos being posted to Facebook, for all to share with family and friends. #ASCV5K
On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released their report increasing the incidence rate of autism among eight-year-old children in the United States to 1 in 59. The rate has increased by 13.2% since 2014 when the rate was around 1 in 68.
The ASCV and The Byrd Theatre’s are hosting a SENSORY FRIENDLY MOVIE, PETER RABBIT, on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The show begins at 2:00pm (Box ofﬁce opens at 1:30pm) Location: Byrd Theatre (2908 West Cary Street Richmond, VA 23221)
There’s still time to register, start a team and fundraise for the Autism Society Central VA’s 16th Annual 5K Run/Walk. Register your team today to go after one of the 11 trophies that will be handed out on race day!
Sometimes it can feel like you are all alone on this autism journey, and there is no substitute for face-to-face connection when you need a friend.
Join us at one of our ASCV support groups for a time to share triumphs, frustrations and to be around others who get the highs and lows of raising a child/supporting an adult on the autism spectrum.
In celebration of Autism Awareness month this April, the Autism Society Central Virginia is excited to present a special workshop on Teaching Social Competencies with Social Thinking. Join us on Thursday, April 26th at 7pm to hear Michelle Garcia Winner, a Congressional-award-winning speech-language pathologist who specializes in treating students who are experiencing social and communication challenges, as she presents on Social Thinking.
Registration Opens February 1st for the 2018 5K Run/Walk for Autism!
The Run/Walk is MAY 26, 2018!
Mark your calendar now for the February 1st registration open date!
Get ready to Register, to Form a Team, and to Fundraise Together! http://ascv.org/ascv-5k/
The Board of the Autism Society Central Virginia (ASCV) is pleased to announce and welcome Ann Flippin as its new Executive Director.
Ann comes to the ASCV with ten years of fundraising, development, and management experience. Her career began at the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of Autism Speaks, where she managed several large scale events and initiatives, including their Philadelphia Walk. Most recently Ann was the Campaign Director for the Virginia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In her six years there, she oversaw several programs and events and had a track record for leading fundraising campaigns through substantial growth. Ann’s experience with leading programs and partnering with boards, volunteers, participants, and sponsors will help move the ASCV into a new phase of sustainability and impact for the autism community.