Life Skills Series: Grocery Shopping for Autistic Individuals

This Life Skills Lunch and Learn Series is tailored for individuals age 13+ on the autism spectrum to gain independent living skills. About this event In this weekly webinar series CA (formerly Commonwealth Autism) will be presenting from our Life Skills Training Modules to help individuals with autism age 13+ learn independent living skills. This…

Life Skills Series: Cooking Concepts for Autistic Individuals

This Life Skills Lunch and Learn Series is tailored for individuals age 13+ on the autism spectrum to gain independent living skills. About this event In this weekly webinar series CA (formerly Commonwealth Autism) will be presenting from our Life Skills Training Modules to help individuals with autism age 13+ learn independent living skills. This…

My Brother, My Friend

“Family is not about blood. It is about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it most.” While reading this quote from Arjun Sathwara, I thought about how I was raised and the family I was brought up in. I’m not related to any of the people who raised me by any…

Autism: 6 ways to build self-esteem

Low self-esteem occurs across all genders, ages, income levels, and disABILITIES. Nuerodivergent adults with autism have a higher occurrence of struggling with self-worth than their neurotypical peers. CA Human Services works with neurodiverse Virginians – typically our clients are adults who have an autism spectrum disorder or similar diagnosis.

Help for the Holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time of year, especially for those with developmental disabilities or autism spectrum disorder. That’s why we at CA Human Services have developed our help for the holidays guide. The tips below will help you plan holiday events with the needs of your autistic guests in mind. These tips can…

6 Steps to Entrepreneurship for Parents With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sometimes, it can be difficult for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder to figure out their ideal career path. This is especially true for parents with ASD – finding an employer who understands your personal needs and your responsibilities as a parent isn’t easy. This is why entrepreneurship is a viable, flexible path for parents with ASD. And with support from organizations like CA Human Services, business ownership is within your reach! Following these tips can help you get started as an entrepreneur.