Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center

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When was your organization founded and what is its mission statement?

Blue Ridge Autism Center and the Achievement Center merged in June of 2009 to form Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center. In August 2009, BRAAC opened a satellite center in Buena Vista, VA. The center serves students with autism and developmental disabilities in need of individualized, intensive intervention.

Who is your director?

Patti Cook, Administrative Director

What programs and services does your organization offer and to whom are they offered?

BRAAC offers private day school services for students with autism and developmental disabilities. Applied Behavior Analysis is the primary teaching method utilized in the center. Students’ programs include an in-home teaching component. Additionally, BRAAC provides community training and consultative services for the public schools.

Please list any available statistics demonstrating your organization’s recent successes:

BRAAC maintains a waiting list for students wishing to access this program. BRAAC seeks to facilitate transitions for students who are ready to transition to a less restrictive environment. We have facilitated several successful transitions since opening in 2009.

Please list any important upcoming events/milestones and dates for each:

High Five for Autism Flag Football Tournament – April 16, 2016

Please list any community partnerships: 

Yellow Brick Road; Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee;  Rockbridge Area Occupational Center

What volunteer opportunities are available at your agency? 

Volunteer opportunities include: Fundraising, area beautification, materials preparation, and reading opportunities

Why is working for this organization important to you?

Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center uses research-based methods to instill independence in the lives of its students and families.

What is your favorite memory of working with this organization?

Every day is an adventure at BRAAC!

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