VTCC is an approved practicum site for the Florida Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) ABA Program. VTCC is one of the few sites approved in the State of Virginia.
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The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) has awarded eight mini-grants for youth-led projects that aim to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues among teens. All projects will be implemented by September 30, 2017. Funding for the CSB’s mini-grant program for youth-led projects is provided as part of a regional suicide prevention grant from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS).
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) is now offering same day, in-person screening for mental health/and or substance use concerns to youth. The official launch date is February 1, 2017. Individuals of any age seeking help for a mental health and/or substance use concern, may walk in, without appointment, to the CSB’s Merrifield Center and speak with a staff member face-to-face, rather than initiating contact over the phone.
“For the growing number of individuals like Jon with significant special needs who are quickly aging out of the school system, the need for support and learning does not just end when they hit a magic birthday. Caudy and Heighten looked at communities around the country that support adults with special needs such as Bittersweet Farms in Ohio, First Place AZ in Phoenix, and Sweetwater Spectrum in California before creating 29 Acres with other families for a viable place in North Texas to do the same.”
Jonathan Andrews, a UK based award-winning campaigner, who also happens to be autistic “… was once advised to hide his autism from prospective employers. Instead, he is making his name by doing just the opposite.”
Please check out this awesome discussion of resources available to caregivers of ASD children who are very interested in numbers and/or letters. The response is written by psychologist Terry Katz, who works in the department of developmental pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.