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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.

COA LogoSt. 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.

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SDCA Student Transfers From The Villa To Public School

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

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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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