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Area Autism Agencies & Support And Beyond


ARC of Rappahannock, (540) 899-3789


Autism Service Dogs of America,


Autism Society of America, 800-3AUTISM or, Central Virginia Chapter


Autism Source (online directory of services nationwide)


Autism Support Group-Mary Washington Hospital, (540) 371-2594, Nancy.


Celebrating Special Children (publication), (703) 442-0360 or


Child Find (ages 3-5)
Fredericksburg:(540) 372-1127
Caroline:(804) 633-5088
KingGeorge: (540) 775-5833
Spotsylvania: (540) 786-8506
Stafford: (540) 658-6522


Children's Hospital of Richmond, Fredericksburg Therapy Center, (540) 891-4485.


Commonwealth AutismService, (800) 649-8481 or


Department of Rehabilitative Services (age 16 and up), (540) 899-4161.


Disability Resource Center of the Rappahannock Area, Inc., (540) 373-2559, (Autism Outreach Group contact Brenda Wickard)


Early Intervention (birth-2): (540) 372-3561 or (877)268-4169.


Fleming Speech Therapy Services, (540) 720-2261.


Fox Therapy Center. 540-446-2654.


Helping Hands Therapy Services, (540) 657-1423.


Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia
Richmond Main Office: (804) 786-3710,
Rappahannock Area: (540) 372-3561 or (877) 268-4169.


Parent Education-Infant Development Program (RACSB), (540) 371-1712 or (540) 373-3223.


Parent Resource Centers:
Fredericksburg:(540) 372-1127
Caroline:(804) 633-7083
KingGeorge (540) 755-5833
Spotsylvania (540) 582-3616
Stafford (540) 658-6710


Parent to Parent of Virginia, (804) 795-1481 or


Rappahannock Area YMCA, (540) 371-9622.


Rappahannock Area Child Development Center, (540) 899-4025.


Reaching Potentials,Inc. (Applied Behavioral Analysis), (540) 368-8087 or


Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at Mary Washington Hospital, (540) 741-1542.


Special Education Offices
Fredericksburg (540) 372-1127
Spotsylvania (540) 834-2500
Stafford (540) 658-6500
King George (540)775-5833
Caroline(804) 633-5088


Special Olympics Area 11,(540) 891-0099 or


SwimKids Swim School Special Needs Swim Program, 540-446-KIDS,


Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia, (703) 508-7046.


Therapy Toolbox, (540) 693-0527,


Virginia Autism Council,


Virginia Autism Resource Center, (804) 674-8888 or (877)667-7771, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy, (800) 552-3962 or


Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy, (804) 257-0857 or for a 100 Days Kit for parents of newly diagnosed children.


Parents and caregivers of children and adults with disabilities should review the Department of Medical Assistance (DMAS) website to learn more about home and community-based Medicaid waivers and their criteria. Medicaid waivers are designed to provide respite and personal care among other services to individuals with disabilities so that they can remain in their homes and community.


Brenda Wickard, YouthServices Specialist, The disAbility Resource Center
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TTY: 540-373-5890

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Pouches' Community Corner

Adoptive parents in Fredericksburg now have a new partner on their journey to a healthy family. In 2016, Children’s Home Society was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to extend their Richmond area post-adoptive services to the Fredericksburg area.


Now CHS is looking to find adoptive families in the area who need support before they hit a crisis point. “It doesn’t matter which agency they adopted from, or when that happened,” said Buckheit. “We want to offer a lifetime of support to adoptive families in the Fredericksburg area, especially those who haven’t been aware of our services in the past.”