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Virginia Autism Council

The Virginia Autism Resource Center works in collaboration with the Virginia Autism Council to implement outlined goals and activities in an effort to maximize outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

VAC is a state-supported council of autism experts who provide leadership and coordination for state agencies and service providers. The council’s mission is to increase knowledge and understanding of autism spectrum disorders in the wider community and to advance higher education, training and educational opportunities for personnel and caregivers supporting individuals on the spectrum.

The council’s Web site is Virginia’s clearinghouse on research-based education and training opportunities in the area of autism. Additionally, VAC provides tuition reimbursement for individuals taking course work designed to prepare them to work with students on the spectrum.

Among other accomplishments, the council has worked with state and national autism experts to develop the “Skill Competencies for Professionals and Paraprofessionals in Virginia Supporting Individuals with Autism Across the Lifespan.” The skill competencies guide personnel development and provide a comprehensive list of skills and knowledge needed to effectively serve this population.

For more information, visit the council Web site at www.autismtrainingva.org.

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