The Sarah Dooley Center for Autism operates under the accreditation of St. Joseph’s Villa. We seek out the best practices in our various fields and hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards.
St. Joseph’s Villa is licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services, Virginia Department of Education and Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The Villa is also certified by the national Council on Accreditation for children and family services.
The Villa is a member of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and is recognized by the Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia on its approved list of local charitable organizations.
Isabel's son Xavier was thrilled to return to his friends and teachers at the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism earlier this year. “When he saw them, the smile he had
When Governor Northam ordered the physical closing of every school in the Commonwealth due to COVID-19 on March 13th, 2020, the Villa's Sarah Dooley Center for Autism (SDCA) rebooted as
Children with autism experience and interact with the world in unique ways. Sometimes, they display maladaptive behaviors because of communication challenges, social skills deficits, and other related issues. The Sarah