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Early Learner Program
Two sessions available!

We are currently enrolling for our Early Learner program, serving a broad range of learners, ages 16 months to 4 years, including those with autism or other developmental disabilities, at-risk learners, and neurotypical children. Two sessions are now available: Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 11:30 or Monday through Friday, 1:00 to 4:00. For more information, contact Eli Newcomb at 804.612.1947.



Social Skills Afternoon Group
Coming this fall!

Does your child struggle to make new friends, communicate in groups, or thrive in social settings? Faison's Center for Behavioral Services is pleased to announce a new opportunity for eligible students beginning Fall 2014. The Center will be offering an afternoon social skills group, Monday - Thursday from 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm. For more information or to complete an application, click here.



Professional Behavior Analysis Education
In partnership with Florida Tech

The Faison School is excited to announce a partnership with Florida Tech’s School of Behavior Analysis to offer a hybrid MA degree in Professional Behavior Analysis!

This hybrid MA incorporates the Florida Tech ABA Online courses for the first half while the second half is taught on-site at The Faison School by a full-time Florida Tech professor. Online coursework previously completed through Florida Tech’s ABA Online courses will transfer towards the degree requirement. Upon completion of this degree, which can be done in as short as two years, students will have earned a Master of Arts degree and all other requirements necessary to become eligible to sit for the national board certification exam ( www.bacb.com). Passage of this exam is required to be licensed as a Behavior Analyst in Virginia. The supervised intensive practicum internship experience conducted at The Faison School allows students to meet BACB experience requirements with half the hours that would be required with an independent fieldwork option.

For more information about this program, visit http://www.fit.edu/bst/hybrid_program.php or contact Dr. Kathy Matthews at The Faison School at (804) 612-1947.





The Faison School Welcome to The Faison School for Autism, a nonprofit autism center dedicated to providing resources for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and their families. The Faison School represents a unique private/public partnership collaboration between a nonprofit school and major university research partners: the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and the Teachers College at Columbia University.

Through our three-pronged approach of evidence based treatment, research, and community education, The Faison School serves as a learning center where the most effective autism therapies are used, taught, and shared. We are dedicated to giving each child the best chance he or she has to improve their life's journey. Our philosophy is a holistic one, focusing on the child, their family, and all those who touch and enrich their lives. The center is located in Richmond, Virginia.

The Faison School for Autism is a 501C 3 not for profit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, creed, or gender. It is accredited by CABAS®. It is also accredited by VAISEF, whose accreditation process has been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education.

For information on the new Faison Residence Program, click here!



Student Teacher Did You Know?
  • Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the nation, affecting one in 68 children.

  • Autism is now the third most common childhood disorder, more common than Down Syndrome and childhood diabetes combined. It occurs more frequently than childhood cancer, cystic fibrosis, and multiple sclerosis together.

  • The CDC and early childhood professionals agree the earlier children receive appropriate assessment and intervention, the more that can be done to help them reach their full potential.

This Web site has been designed to provide helpful information to families impacted by autism, as well as to professionals, educators, donors and the general community. You will also find information about our school programs and services and much more.




The Faison School is a 501C3 non profit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or gender.
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