Since 2012, Behavioral Health Services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder has been covered by most health insurance plans within the Commonwealth of Virginia. In that time, many programs have developed in the Richmond area to serve children who require intensive behavioral intervention and supports. The Founders Center of Commonwealth Autism (TFC) operates programs at multiple sites, utilizing a unique model that puts inclusion first. “Our goal is for children to receive services in the least restrictive setting possible. We frequently partner with other community programs to assist in achieving these outcomes,” explains TFC Director Miriam Torian.
For over 20 years, Richmond-based band Leon Milmore has been rockin’ and rollin’ around town. This band and its members have been long-standing supporters of Commonwealth Autism’s programs at The Founders Center. Before they “retire” and hang up their axes for good, they are having one final concert and the proceeds will benefit The Founders Center.
Living on your own is a huge part of becoming an adult. For many individuals with disabilities, there can be challenges to independent living. Commonwealth Autism seeks to remove some of these barriers through the Community Support Services (CSS) program offered through The Founders Center.