Corporate Engagement

As a partner of the Autism Society of Central Virginia, you are supporting a local organization that provides critical programs, services, and support right here in Central Virginia. We have a large and loyal following made up of individuals with autism, family members, friends, and professionals, and our partners receive recognition and exposure to thousands of community members.

Through our events and programs, corporate partners gain opportunities for employees to have meaningful engagement.

Engagement Opportunities with the Autism Society of Central Virginia

Education, Training & Autism Acceptance Month

We are proud to provide local organizations and companies with high-quality, comprehensive training about autism and how to best support and include autistic people and their caregivers in their settings. Partners receive expertise, training, and resources from local professionals, individuals with autism, and family members, tailored specifically to their organizational needs.

In these sessions, participants will learn about the defining characteristics of autism, variability and presentation of behaviors associated with autism, the value of neurodiversity in the workplace, strategies for allyship, and additional resources for more information.

The ASCV can further focus on specific areas and topics around neurodiversity and the work of ASCV, for example:

Neurodiversity in the Workplace
  • Characteristics of autistic individuals (e.g. strengths, social differences, communication differences, sensory differences)
  • Autism and Executive Functioning
  • Tips on How to be an Effective Ally
  • Information for People who Manage, or are Managed by Autistic People
  • The Benefits of Having a Neurodiverse Workforce
Autism Services and Supports – For employees looking for tools and services to support their loved ones with autism
  • Information about the ASCV
  • Autism Prevalence Rates
  • Characteristics Associated with Autism
  • Co-Occurring Conditions – with an emphasis on mental health
  • Important Things to Keep in Mind While Talking about Autis

Our education and training initiatives are led by:

Autism Acceptance Month

Autism Acceptance Month, recognized in April, is an important time to make everyone feel accepted and supported. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability and touches a vast majority of our family, friends, and neighbors either through relationships or direct connection. Corporations have increasingly acknowledged that they can play a critical role in creating a more accepting and inclusive culture for individuals with autism, among other developmental disabilities and physical differences. Throughout the year, the ASCV can provide resources, seminars and training sessions to build awareness about neurodiversity in the workplace and offer resources to local companies and community partners throughout the month of April and beyond (see Education and Training to view a selection of our offerings).

Engage with the ASCV Community

The ASCV has numerous opportunities for employees and Employee Resource Groups to engage with our organization and our local autism community. From training and Lunch & Learn opportunities to volunteering for our programs and events, there is something for everyone on your team!  The ASCV also provides leadership opportunities for employees who are looking to enhance their philanthropic engagement.  

Team Building with the ASCV

Fundraising and Community Events offer employee teams the opportunity to build camaraderie and have fun!

ASCV 5K & Family Fun Day

RVA Duck Race & Festival of Inclusion

A Toast to the Autism Community Gala

May 18, 2024

Join us for the celebration, featuring our 5K run/walk, Resource Fair, entertainment, and family fun. Registration will open in early 2024.

  • Create/join a corporate team and raise funds for the ASCV! Recruit team members, including family, friends, colleagues, and clients.
  • Sponsor the 5K
August 3, 2024

Don’t miss the spectacle of 17,000 rubber ducks dropping into the canal to kick off the race! The heart of the event is  the Festival of Inclusion, Richmond’s first sensory-friendly festival, with 50 community partners hosting fun, engaging activities for the whole family.

November 9, 2024

Join us for a celebratory evening at the Science Museum of Virginia as we look back over the year and present our annual ASCV Mission Awards.  The evening features a cocktail hour, silent and live auction, seated dinner, dancing and more.

Volunteer with the ASCV
ASCV Leadership Opportunities

Nominate members of your team to join our annual event committees and our Junior Board (for employees 25-40). 

Thank You to Our 2023 Major Partners: