The Virginia Institute of Autism is a nonprofit located in Charlottesville that is dedicated to helping people with autism and their families overcome the challenges they face through compassionate, effective services.

VIA offers a range of evidence-based support across central Virginia, including assistance in completion of daily-living tasks, behavioral management techniques, a year-round school, meaningful employment opportunities for adults, and much more. They also provide coaching and other support for school staff to help them meet the needs of students with autism and other challenges in their classrooms.

You can go to viacenters.org to learn more about how they might help someone you know. And for more information on how to make a difference and work to improve the lives of people with autism, it’s viacenters.org/employment .