10 GREAT THINGS ABOUT CFA!

  1. Tiny StarsOur Center for Autism Team Spirit ~ We all work together: students, staff, school divisions, community agencies, and families!Tiny StarsA positive, supportive, structured learning environment engineered to meet the specific needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.Tiny Stars

    School-wide positive behavior support strategies which focus on our staff teaching and modeling positive behavior for all students across all settings.

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    Individualized Educational Plans and Instruction address Virginia Standards of Learning, Aligned Standards of Learning, communication/language skills, functional academics, positive behavior supports, and social skills development based on their needs.

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    We focus on developing Communication Systems that students can use effectively across home, school, and community environments.


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  3. Sensory and exercise activitiessocial stories, visual supports, and quiet spaces are used to help students regulate their emotions, calm if upset, and re-energize or regain focus for instructional activities.Tiny StarsInstructional and Assistive Technology enhances student learning and communication. Laptops, iPads, and smart board technology are available and accessible to students.
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  5. Community-based instruction, fieldtrips, and special outings provide opportunities for students to practice skills they have learned in a variety of settings.
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  7. Creative, challenging Adapted Physical Education and Recreation Therapy programs offering a variety of recreational and sports activities focused on developing problem-solving skills, positive social skills, communication, and cooperation within a team or group.Tiny Stars

    Our Family-School Team works to improve communication and collaboration between home and school. The team organizes fun, quarterly family events ~ Fall Family Fun Festival, Family Movie Nights, Family Reading Nights, Pizza Bowling Party, and much more!