CDC Announces Updated Autism Rates

The US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has announced an updated autism prevalence rate of 1 in 68 children. This does not represent a change from the previous rates. The CDC has cautioned that it is too soon to know whether the rate has stabilized. The report reinforces that regardless of the rate staying the same, many families still lack access to services. This is particularly true for black and Hispanic families - a fact that prompted ASNV to launch our Hispanic outreach program in 2015. According to the CDC: “Targeted strategies are needed to identify and address barriers in order to lower the age at which black and Hispanic children are evaluated, diagnosed, and connecte

Now Accepting Applications for Executive Director Position

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV) is currently conducting a search for a new Executive Director. Please click here to see the job description, qualifications, and responsibilities. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume, including at least two references, along with a paper (no longer than one page) describing what you will bring to ASNV and how our organization might be improved under your leadership. We will accept applications until March 31, then determine which candidates we want to interview. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted. No phone calls, please. If you wish to submit electronically, please email the req

5th Annual Autism Acceptance Walk Registrations Open!

The 5th Annual Autism Acceptance Walk is coming up soon! Join us on Sunday, April 24th at the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds for lots of family-friendly fun. Sign up by April 1st to guarantee your t-shirt and goody bag! Click here to learn more or sign up! Last year we raised almost $15,000 to support families touched by autism. This year we're thinking big and our goal is $20,000! If you can't join us, consider donating!

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