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ABA Therapy For Autism–Everything You Need To Know

Applied Behavioral Analysis, or ABA, is an effective treatment for children with autism. Offered in a variety of settings, ABA therapy for autism uses a system of positive reinforcement that

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Benefits of Choosing an Autism School

Autism is not a “one size fits all” disorder. Every boy and girl is impacted differently, which means that no two children with autism have identical educational needs.  Whether you

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How To Create A Better School Experience For Children With Autism

For children with autism, school can be a challenging place. Many schools are not equipped to offer all the academic, behavioral, and other services and support your child needs.  In

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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

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SDCA serves 25 localities in Virginia.

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

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