The Autism Society Central VA, has helped us since my son was first diagnosed. I called soon after my son was diagnosed, and was able to ask questions, locate resources and have a guide for the next steps along our journey. The free monthly meetings have offered a place to learn from extremely knowledgeable people, a huge variety of information. These meetings also offer a time to meet others who also have children on the spectrum, and realize that you are not alone in this world. One of the most important things the ASCV has offered me and my family is a place to give back. We have been able to volunteer at various times, and feel like we are helping others whose families are affected by autism. That has been one of the most healing and rewarding parts of being involved with the ASCV.