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Fun And Safe Activities For Children With Autism [All Ages]

Every child, regardless of ability, deserves to enjoy a rich, fulfilling and fun life. Numerous safe activities help kids with autism live a normal life as they learn skills, connect with others and discover the world. Provide appropriate supervision as you engage, entertain and teach your child from birth to young adult. Birth to Three […]

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Autism-Friendly Events Around Richmond, VA For Winter 2018

Inclusive LEGO® & Game Club – Chester When: Sat, January 6, 2018, 10:00am – 12:00pm This event is for children of all abilities in grades K-8. Read more details & RSVP here. Richmond Area Asperger’s Support Group-Northside When: Thu, January 11, 2018, 7pm – 9pm This Meetup repeats on the 2nd Thursday of every month. […]

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How Sarah Dooley Teachers Are Specially Trained For Autism

Teachers and school administrators are often on the front lines when it comes to helping those with autism. As such, their training is a critical part of their overall approach to teaching children and young adults with autism. These teachers must have the ability to handle a diverse array of situations and behaviors with effective […]

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How Two Families Support Their Children With Autism

Autism affects everyone differently. But always remember that you’re not alone. Even though autism can manifest with a variety of symptoms, some of the emotional and practical responses remain very consistent from one situation to the next. Here’s a brief glimpse inside the lives of two parents of children with autism. Janelle’s Story Born just […]

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Who Does Autism Affect The Most?

The complexity of autism disorders means that it can be difficult to pinpoint causes, making it difficult to assess properly, or to even understand the problem on more than a basic level. Fortunately, researchers are unraveling links and finding new information about ASD on a regular basis. The ever-expanding body of research can make it […]

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Which Autism Interventions Work Best?

As a parent, caretaker, or family member of someone who falls on the autism spectrum, you may often question whether you’re doing enough to help them. You may wonder if there are interventions and treatments that work more effectively than others, if you’re providing the best and most meaningful care, and whether everything you’re trying […]

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Resource Guide For Autism Information And Education

Resource Menu: Resources for General Autism Information Education & Learning Resources for Those with Autism Career & Employment Resources for Those with Autism Relationship Management for Those with Autism Parenting, teaching, or even just getting to know someone with autism can be a challenge. Locating reliable and actionable information about autism on the internet can […]

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2017 Fall Events That Are Autism-Friendly

Community integration experiences are vital for the growth and development of children and youth with autism. Experiences shared with family members and care givers build bonds, trust, mutual interests, and are fun. Sarah Dooley Center for Autism highlights these upcoming community integration opportunities: Sensory-Friendly Movie Matinee On August 19th, join friends and family for an […]

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Education Grants For People With Autism

Autism can be both a very difficult and very expensive condition with which to live. Fortunately, there are many organizations that understand the financial hurdles involved in getting the most out of life when living with autism spectrum disorders. While the following listings are neither endorsed nor validated by the Sarah Dooley Center, they are […]

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2017 Summer Activity Guide For Children With Autism

Children with autism often have special requirements when it comes to summer activities and programs. There are some excellent options available in the Richmond area, including those that focus on music, art, outdoor activities, sports, and more. Keep in mind that these programs may not necessarily fit your needs, so make sure to check out […]

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