Learning Social Skills and Becoming a Mentor

Aidan*, who once had significant behavioral challenges, is now seen by his teachers and peers as a role model at his school. Aidan was diagnosed with high functioning Autism, disruptive… Read More

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

Employee Spotlight: Lisa Marshall

Dr. Lisa Marshall is Executive Director of Grafton’s Children’s Community-Based Services. Lisa has been with the organization since 2004 and has played different roles throughout her tenure. Prior to her… 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

The Power of the Parent

By Jessica Judd, Grafton Adult Services Community Engagement Program Manager Parents are fixers. It’s what we do. If something isn’t going right for our children, we take the bull by the… Read More