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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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child learning in the best school for autism

8 Factors To Consider When Selecting An Autism School

The right school nurtures a child with autism and helps him or her thrive. With specialized supports and other helpful tools, this educational setting can meet your child’s academic, behavioral,

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John & Joey

Joey expanded his horizons at SDCA

Every school day used to be the same for Joey. He would come to school with a very fixed set of interests, and when those were taken away, he would

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How to Prepare for Your IEP Meeting [Checklist]

How to Prepare for Your IEP Meeting [Checklist]

Caregivers of children with autism often become experts in areas they’d never considered before. If there’s one thing they become intimately acquainted with, it’s their child’s individualized education plan (IEP).

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