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Non Discrimination Statement

St. Joseph’s Villa (SJV) is the parent company of Sarah Dooley Center for Autism. SJV does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status or political beliefs in any program or activity at SJV.

SJV is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transportation services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1B. If you feel you are being denied participation in or being denied benefits of the transit services provided by SJV, or otherwise being discriminated against because of your race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability, our contact information is:

Pat Epps
Director of Shared Resources
St. Joseph’s Villa
8000 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227
804-553-3300, email

Discrimination Complaint Procedures

ADA Notice

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), St. Joseph’s Villa (SJV) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities.

Employment: SJV does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication: SJV will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in SJV’s programs, services and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: SJV will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services and activities.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a SJV program, service or activity, should contact St. Joseph’s Villa at 804-553-3200 as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require SJV to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose any undue financial or administrative burden.

SJV will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy.

Recent News

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Construction begins on new Sarah Dooley Center home

St. Joseph's Villa began a new chapter in its 185-year history as we launched construction on the home of our new Sarah Dooley Center for Autism. With the help of

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Defeating the isolation of autism - one proven method at a time

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The Difference Between Moderate To Severe Autism

Every person with autism will face social, communication, and behavior challenges, and they will need ongoing assistance and support. However, autism is a developmental disorder that’s a spectrum, meaning children

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