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Educating Students With Autism In The Classroom

A school designed specifically for children with autism can make a significant difference in your child’s life. A specialty school like the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism specializes in meeting

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How Sarah Dooley Meets The Needs Of Students With Autism

Children with autism face unique communication, social, and self-management challenges. While traditional school settings address these concerns, a specialty school like the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism can help your

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10 Questions To Ask Autism Schools During Interviews

The traditional school setting does meet the educational needs of many students, but your child may benefit from an autism school.  Autism schools offer personalized educational interventions and help children

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14 students

successfully transitioned back to

public schools in 2018

Our students learned

9,836 new words

last year

1 in 59

are identified with autism

spectrum disorder

Testimonials

  • The day I came to tour, it was like worlds opened up. It felt like a big, warm hug.

    Alicia, Parent

  • I feel very comfortable with my child coming to St. Joseph’s Villa every day. They treat him like he is family.

    Allison, Parent

  • My son wants to come to school. He will greet you now, look at you eye-to-eye and try to engage. Without places like St. Joseph’s Villa, I think a lot of us parents would be lost. They not only help your child, they help you.

    Paula, Parent

  • My child’s quality of life has improved in every way. He is extremely fond of his teachers. They let him teach them how he wants to learn and interact with the world, and they turned that into a game plan to help him build skills.

    Frances, Parent

  • My experience with the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism has been nothing short of exceptional. The staff sincerely love Zach. They have helped him come a long way.

    Jessicah, Parent

Areas Served

SDCA serves 25 localities in Virginia.

areas-served

Inquiries from other school systems are welcome. Please call 804-521-5571 to find out how we can serve you.

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