The mission of the UVA Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) initiative is to improve the lives of individuals with autism and their families through research, education, and outreach. STAR brings together researchers, community partners, individuals with autism and their families to leverage strengths and address challenges. Our ultimate goal is to empower individuals with autism, their families and their communities to achieve positive outcomes and quality of life.
The Virginia Department of Education(VDOE) has put together a resource listing that will help you and your child to prioritize your mental wellness. In addition to keeping children physically safe during the pandemic, it is also important to care for their emotional health. The threat of COVID-19, long-term social distancing, and prolonged disruption to the school routine may create significant stress and impact children's mental well-being. Parent/Caregiver Control Panel.
When schools are closed for any reason, it can be difficult for students to understand why they are not going to school and that they must do school work from home. This video social story explains what learning may look like in the home. Students can watch it as many times as needed! Thank you ODU TTAC! Visual Social Story - "School Is Closed"
Go Noodle: Good Energy at Home - Free online resources including movement and mindfulness videos as well as downloadable learning resources. There is also a GoNoodle channel on (iOS, Android, AppleTV, Fire, Roku). Enjoy a family dance party, instructional songs, mindfulness or yoga to relieve stress or take a break. Let's practice our Good Energy!
Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Resources