ASCV Member Events

The ASCV hosts several events specifically for ASCV members throughout the year. These social events are great opportunities for individuals and families to meet and connect.   Member Events are appropriate for all ages, and family members are welcome.

Many ASCV Member Events occur annually, such as our Pumpkin Patch Outing and Holiday Party, but ASCV will occasionally host one-time only programs as the opportunity arises, such as our Wings for Autism program.  Not all of the Member Events listed below will be hosted every year.

Not a member yet? If you are interested in learning more and joining the ASCV community, click here to become a member today.

New Year Celebration

Ring in a “Magical New Year” with the Autism Society of Central Virginia and join us for a magic show like no other, a chance to explore the newly-renovated Virginia Museum of History and Culture, and time to mix and mingle with fellow ASCV friends and family.

We will kick off the event with a very special magic show with magician Cody Clark! Cody creates a truly unique style of magic by blending his own stories with his passions for theatre, stand-up comedy, classic country music, storytelling, and autism advocacy.

Following the show, you can explore the museum, enjoy a hot cocoa bar with all the fixings (and allergen-friendly options!), make a “toast” to the New Year and just have fun with family and friends.

Winter Pool Party

Splish, splash! Come out and join the ASCV for a Winter Pool Party at the Weinstein JCC!

It’s family fun year-round. Kept at between 84 and 88 degrees (with a set point of 86 degrees), the Sternheimer Recreational Pool includes two waterslides, a lazy river, a sitting area with whirlpool-like jets, a mushroom waterfall, and lemon drop and wall sprays!

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Outing

ASCV Members are invited to join us for a fun outing at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! Lewis Ginter offers year-round beauty on a historic property with more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens, dining, and shopping. A classical domed Conservatory is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic. More than a dozen themed gardens include a Children’s Garden, Rose Garden, Asian Valley and Cherry Tree Walk.

Flying Squirrels Baseball Game

ASCV Members are invited to join us for an evening at The Diamond to cheer on the Flying Squirrels.

Summer Shindig

The Summer Shindig is back! Don’t miss the ASCV’s annual member summer celebration. 

Trunk or Treat

We are excited to bring back our annual ASCV Member Trunk or Treat for another year! Autistic individuals of all ages and their families are invited to join us to enjoy some trunk-or-treating.

There will be interactive activities and our wonderful community partners will be handing out trunk or treat items!

Pumpkin Patch Outing

Each year ASCV members enjoy a day at the pumpkin patch! From picking pumpkins to navigating the corn maze, there are fun fall activities for all! 

Illuminate Light Show

Each year, ASCV members enjoy free admission to the Illuminate Light Show, Virginia’s largest drive-through synchronized holiday light and music show.

Holiday Party

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – join the ASCV for our annual Member Holiday Party at the Science Museum of Virginia! Each year, ASCV members come together to celebrate the season enjoying visits with sensory-friendly Santa, crafts, refreshments, and access to the Science Museum exhibits!