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Lutheran Family Services of Virginia > Essential Pieces

Educational workshops for families with children on the autism spectrum and the professionals who serve them

Essential Pieces  NSV is a free educational group for parents of children with autism and professionals who serve the autism community in Winchester. (For information about Essential Pieces  Tidewater, go here.) The goal of Essential Pieces is to help parents and professionals gain the knowledge and support they need to work through common issues faced by families with children on the autism spectrum. The program offers weekly parent groups and social groups for children on the spectrum and their siblings.

Our network of education includes resources, both web and print, workshops, weekly meetings offering professional speakers in the field of ASD and community-based resources, and informal gatherings for parents to connect. If you are a professional in the field of autism and would like to present at one of our group meeting, please fill out the contact form on this page and we will be in touch.

Would you like to be an essential piece in a family’s life? Essential Pieces needs volunteers to help with the children’s social group, professionals to speak at the sessions, and to help with fund-raising.

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For more information about Essential Pieces or to have a speaker address your group, please contact:

Kim Harrison

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