Grafton Matters Blog

Talking about Autism Awareness Month

As an organization that has worked with individuals with Autism for the past six decades, it’s no surprise that Autism Awareness Month is top of mind at Grafton. As a… Read More

Helping Adults with Autism ADAPT and Thrive

What happens when individuals with Autism and complex mental health challenges “age out” of state support systems that provide services like applied behavior analysis, speech therapy and occupational therapy? Grafton’s Director… Read More

Grafton in Action – Winter 2018

Over the past few weeks, I have traveled to different Grafton locations spending time with members of our team. Hosting this series of “town hall” style meetings, and observing the entire continuum of… Read More

Changing Dynamics for Early Intervention Services

In 2009, Grafton partnered with the City of Winchester to provide children in six different localities — Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Page and Shenandoah County as well as the City of… Read More

Much More Than a Science Lesson

A science fair is a rite of passage for many elementary school students. The baking- soda volcanoes and Styrofoam models of the universe can even elicit eye rolls from many… Read More

This is What Progress Looks Like

Most of us take the typical back and forth of conversation for granted. But for individuals like Ben*, having a dialogue with someone is not to be taken lightly. Because… Read More

The Show Must Go On

With the holidays well behind us, there are several fond memories of family and friends that I will take into the New Year. However, the one moment that has stayed with… Read More