Welcome to valleyautism.org. We’re here to share resources with families and professionals who care for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Shenandoah Valley.
Harrisonburg’s 5K Walk/Run for Autism
Saturday, April 16th, 2016
University Commons at Eastern Mennonite University
**Register by April 1st to receive a race t-shirt**
Hosted by JMU’s Gamma Sigma Sigma, Circle K, and SOTA
Individual – $20, Group/Team – $15 per person
**After March 27th – Individual – $25, Group/Team – $20 per person
(T-shirts will not be given out to registrations received after April 1st)
(Click the link above and then the DONATE button in the UPPER RIGHT SIDE of the screen)
Proceeds will benefit the Shenandoah Valley Autism Partnership
Pre-Race Packet pickup will be available on the evening of April 15th and prior to the race on April 16th.
7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Race Day Check in
7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. On Site Registration
9:00 a.m. Introductions
9:30 a.m. 5K Race Begins
Refreshments will be provided before and after the race.
**Unfortunately we will not be able to issue refunds, however all donations are tax deductible**
MORE INFORMATION SOON! Please check your email for more information about this exciting event!
To view the course map please click here.
Thanks are due to the JMU College of Business for doing a redesign of our website at http://valleyautism.org. The new design is more mobile-friendly and has direct integration with our Facebook page. Here’s what it looks like on a laptop or desktop computer:
and here’s what the old one looked like:
SVAP is pleased to continue our autism spectrum disorders scholarship program. Because of the generous community support and our annual “Valley 5K Walk/Run for Autism” fundraiser, we continue to be able to offer monetary scholarships on a limited basis for individuals on the Autism Spectrum, as well as those who support and care for persons on the spectrum.
These funds may be used towards services such as respite, therapies, safety, sensory equipment, assistive technology, and personal/professional development. Scholarship requests are limited to a maximum of $500 per year. This allows us to help as many individuals as possible. As each scholarship is granted based on the need, occasionally requests for more than $500 will be considered. Preference will be given to those who have not previously been given a scholarship. Scholarships are limited to persons residing in the following counties/cities in the Shenandoah Valley: Counties of Augusta, Bath, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Warren, and the Cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, and Waynesboro.
Here’s online information. And here’s the actual application.
Note: Once you have applied online you will get a notice that your application has been received. Please allow 30 days for your application to be reviewed by the SVAP Scholarship Team. For inquiries regarding questions about the scholarship program or your application email SVAPscholarship@gmail.com
The Departments of Medical Assistance Services and Behavioral Health and Developmental Services will conduct a Statewide Transition Plan WebEx on Thursday,June 25th from 9:30-11:30a.m.
This WebEx will serve as the first convening of the Compliance & Monitoring Team (C&MT) specified in the Commonwealth’s Statewide Transition Plan. The Statewide Transition Plan was developed in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Home and Community Based Services final regulation: 42 CFR Part 430, 431, 435, 436, 440, 441, and 447 and the Final Rule under Part 430 et al. in the January 16, 2014 issue of the Federal Register.
Here’s the official announcement (click to enlarge):
You can make a tax-deductable donation to the Shenandoah Valley Autism Partnership by clicking here:
MAKE A DONATION
Do you have a child with special needs? Precious Time is a pediatric respite care program that provides care givers a break. JMU nursing students are matched with families who have children with special needs. They come into your home to provide a much needed break.
Please visit their website to find out more information and learn how to participate in their program.
Final State Regulations are now posted. You may view the regulations at
“Virginia’s Medicaid Waivers for Persons with Disabilities, Their Parents, and Caregivers.”
This guide focuses on five of the waivers currently available in Virginia:
a. Mental Retardation/Intellectual Disabilities (MR/ID) Waiver
b. Day Support Waiver
c. Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities Support (IFDDS or DD) Waiver
d. Elderly or Disabled with Consumer Direction (EDCD) Waiver
e. Technology-Assisted (Tech) Waiver ”
For the pdf version of this guide, click on the following link:
“This guide was created by Jessica Cann and Elaine Ogburn of the Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (Va-LEND), in collaboration with Terry Smith, Division Director, Division of Long-Term Care, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), and Maureen Hollowell, Director of Advocacy and Services, Medicaid Waiver Technical Assistance Center, Endependence Center, Norfolk, Virginia. Va-LEND is an interdisciplinary leadership training program at the Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia (telephone 804-828-0073).”
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center
Voice: 703 923 0010/1 800 869 6782 (toll free); Fax 1 800 693 351