Adam Dreyfus

Adam Dreyfus

Autism Awareness Month is an especially important time for us.  St. Joseph’s Villa has provided education and care to children and families facing autism for more than 30 years. Our programs are designed to help students with autism build life skills that will enable them to engage with their community, and live as fully and independently as possible.

Adam Dreyfus, a board-certified behavior analyst and director of the Villa’s Sarah Dooley Center for Autism, helped kick off Autism Awareness Month with a commentary published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Sunday, March 27.  In the article, he talks about the first child with autism he was able to reach as an educator, the challenges of education and treatment, and how research-based Applied Behavior Analysis is helping children prepare for life beyond school.

Click here to read the full article on the Times-Dispatch website.

Sarah Dooley Center for Autism Treatment Specialist Craig Coles works one-on-one with a student in the St. Joseph’s Villa gymnasium.

Sarah Dooley Center for Autism Treatment Specialist Craig Coles works one-on-one with a student in the St. Joseph’s Villa gymnasium.

Comments (2)


  1. I read the article in the paper you wrote .I was very impressed ,I have a grandson that is severe with Autism. I would like to know what you have to do to come to school there,& where is it located. He is 12 years old,does not talk. And I would like for him to get him a buddy for him to have.He understands every thing you say. Just thought I would ask.
    Thank you

    • We’re glad you found the article helpful! Thank you for your interest in our school. The Sarah Dooley Center for Autism is located on the campus of St. Joseph’s Villa at 8000 Brook Road, Richmond VA, 23227. We’d love to talk to you more about our enrollment process. Please give us a call at 804-521-5571.

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