One of the most distinctive and valuable features of our school is its campus. The Sarah Dooley Center for Autism is located on the historic 82 acre campus of St. Joseph’s Villa, where our students enjoy tree-lined pedestrian avenues, outdoor classrooms, learning gardens, and newly renovated gym and dining facilities.
We take advantage of this unique resource in our daily school life. Time spent in a natural environment enhances children’s physical and mental health by providing opportunities for exploration, curiosity, imagination, reasoning and problem solving. These skills collectively play a large role in cognitive, emotional, and social development.
The Villa campus continually adapts to best meet the needs of our children and families. Recent renovations include:
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To arrange a personal campus tour, please call our Development Office at 804-553-3220 or contact us here.
Autism is a spectrum that includes mild, moderate, and severe symptoms. In general, a person’s level of autism is determined by his or her level of functioning and the level