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At CA you won’t just make a living—you’ll make a difference.

We work directly with autistic individuals and families to help them thrive. We equip community partners with the tools and capacity to serve. We build awareness among policy makers. We make a difference.


Full-time staff are eligible for:
  • Comprehensive health and dental insurance with a generous employer premium contribution
  • 100% Employer Paid Life insurance
  • 7% 401K employer contribution even if you don’t contribute
  • 100% Employer Paid Short-and long-term disability
  • Generous paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Professional Development reimbursement
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities

Work at CA

Join a team that envisions an inclusive Virginia where all people have the opportunity to participate in every aspect of our community and realize their full potential. CA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


CA has a great workplace culture. We work hard but we also know how to have fun. I have always felt supported, both personally and professionally, and feel fortunate to work here!
Mary Crawford, Learning Institute Associate

Intern at CA

Learn about nonprofit careers from a team that’s doing transformative work. We offer internships in our central office and in both our Adult programs. You’ll gain valuable experience while contributing to your community.

Opportunities with Other Organizations

In the spirit of building an inclusive community, we share job postings from other organizations that also serve people with disabilities.


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Volunteer at CA

Volunteers are essential to our day-to-day operations and long-term success. We have plenty of opportunities for both individuals and groups to volunteer. A volunteer project is a wonderful bonding experience for a family or team. And individual volunteers can choose to volunteer as often as they’d like in a variety of roles. Submit a volunteer application to tell us more about yourself and your interests.

Learning & Development for Professionals

Continuing education and professional development foster engagement and drive results. In order to improve the quality of direct services and advance systems level work, we offer everything from  virtual learning and an annual conference. All of these offerings aim to increase awareness, enhance knowledge and evolve practices.

ADOS-2 Training Program

ADOS-2 is the latest version of what was already considered the gold standard for observational assessment of autism. ADOS-2 can be used to evaluate almost anyone suspected of having autism, from non-verbal toddlers to verbally fluent adults.

CA offers this new, progressive approach of teaching clinical professionals to diagnose autism using Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) through virtual workshops. We recognize that confidence and expertise come from practice and experience, so in addition to a three-day workshop, this program includes one follow-up coaching session. Because of the hands-on, interactive nature of these workshops, participation is limited.

View our ADOS-2 Trainings to register for the next available workshop.

Learning Management System

The Virtual Learning Institute is a great option for professionals who want the flexibility of remote training through our Talent LMS Virtual Training Platform. We offer a variety of video modules from Autism 101, Autism Paraprofessional training, Managing Challenging Behavior Series and Life Skills trainings.

Autism Resource Database

Our resource directory includes everything from camps for autistic children and hair Salons for autistic individuals to preschools with behavioral supports.

  1. Click on the “Search by category” drop down menu to see the various categories and subcategories you can use to search.
  2. You can also search by geographic region (e.g., Hampton Roads or Central Virginia) or by age group (note: “child” resources may serve individuals through age 21, particularly if they are education-based resources).
  3. Alternatively, use keywords (e.g., after-school activities, college prep, or newly diagnosed) to find the resources you are looking for.

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CA works with autistic people and their families to help them thrive. Every day, we’re building a future where the most vulnerable Virginians can actively participate in our community and realize their full potential.

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