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Vision and mission


The Virginia Autism Resource Center envisions individuals with autism spectrum disorders reaching their dreams and living self-fulfilled and productive lives.


Our mission is to collaborate with individuals, families, professionals and agencies to build knowledge and skills so those with autism spectrum disorders can live, learn and work in the natural community. 

We are dedicated to:

  • Raising public awareness about autism spectrum disorders
  • Empowering individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families
  • Educating families, professionals and the general public on the many strengths people with autism spectrum disorders have and promoting the respect they deserve
  • Providing information, education and training to equip families and professionals with knowledge, skills and tools to effectively teach, support and guide individuals with autism spectrum disorders
VCU Rehabilitation Research Training Center on Workplace Supports and Job Retention Virginia Commonwealth University