Press Releases

Richmond International Airport + Delta Air Lines Welcome Autistic Individuals and Families This Saturday

This Saturday, more than a hundred Richmond-area families will head to the Richmond International Airport thanks to a partnership with the Autism Society of Central Virginia (ASCV).  They’ll be going through all of the steps up until take-off as part of an airport rehearsal program called Wings for Autism, specifically designed for people with intellectual/developmental …

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A Toast the Autism Community Gala Honors Local Advocates & Supporters

On October 14, 2023, more than 410 guests filled the Science Museum of Virginia to celebrate and support the life-changing work of the Autism Society of Central Virginia. Thanks to Gala Sponsors, Benefactors, Table Hosts, supporters, and attendees, the 2023 A Toast to the Autism Community Gala raised $300,000 to support the ASCV’s mission to …

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All KidMed Locations Designated “Autism Friendly Communities”

After months of staff training and facility upgrades, the ASCV has designated all four KidMed Pediatric Urgent Care centers as “Autism Friendly Communities.”  According to the CDC, autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States. One in 36 children currently receives an autism diagnosis. As the only pediatric urgent healthcare center in Richmond …

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Autism Prevalence Rate Increases to 1 in 36 Children, New Data Released Ahead of Autism Acceptance Month

Richmond, VA, March 24, 2023 — Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States, with one in 36 children receiving a diagnosis. The new data was released in two reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) detailing prevalence rates, characteristics, and screening and diagnostic information. Here at the ASCV, we have witnessed an increase in …

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