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Commonwealth Autism Names New CEO

The Board of Directors of Commonwealth Autism is proud to announce that Jessica Gainous Philips, MA, BCBA, LBA, has been named the new President and CEO of Commonwealth Autism effective July 1, 2018. She will succeed John A. Toscano, MSW, MBA who recently announced his retirement, having served for 17 years. Jessica will be the…

Commonwealth Autism accredited by Standards for Excellence Institute

Commonwealth Autism recently received the Standards for Excellence Institute’s Seal of Excellence for successfully completing their rigorous accreditation program. Commonwealth Autism voluntarily opened itself to analysis by a peer review team over the last 18 months that examined the organization’s compliance with the Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. These standards cover…

New Partnership with Northstar Academy

Local Educational Programs Announce Partnership  The Founders Center and Northstar Academy collaborating to serve children with special education needs. For Immediate Release Two Richmond-based educational programs began a collaborative partnership this week that will help maximize opportunities for children with special education needs. Northstar Academy, a private nonprofit school in Henrico County, will host a school-age…

Avoiding Unintended and Tragic Events

The recent police-involved shooting in North Miami hits close to home for those of us who know, love, or support someone with autism.  As more details emerge about this unfortunate and tragic interaction, many are asking, “How can we prevent this from happening in our community?” A first and critical step:  Enhancing autism awareness in…