Community Events

Sensory Friendly Open Swim

We are sponsoring Sensory Friendly Open Swims for the entirety of 2021 at local YMCAs! Please check their website ( for details and registration!

Finding Friends – Ages 2-5 years old – Starts August 18th

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 PM – Massad Y- Thurston Water Park/August Playground/September. Co-taught by the Paragon Autism Services and the Y. Play group for children with special needs. Children will practice skills to interact and play together. FREE to the community. Parents/guardians must attend. Siblings welcome. Registration is required. Register below.

Outdoor Playgroup

Tuesdays 5:00-7:00 PM – Kenmore Park in downtown Fredericksburg, ages 13 and under, bring your friends and favorite outdoor toys/sports equipment!

Virtual Playtime Pals

1st and 3rd Fridays from 10:30 to 11 AM.  Register online for Playtime Pals Virtual for children with special needs between the ages of 18 months to 4 years old, with a caregiver. This will include structure play, sing-a-longs, group story read-a-long, and more!

Also, more info coming soon – but we will be hosting a free social skills group later in 2021, so stay tuned and follow us on Facebook (or here) for details!

Paragon Autism Services is committed to the education of the autism community. Throughout the years we have provided trainings to promote community awareness and autism education.  Our training topics have included the IEP process, increasing communication skills, increasing social skills, and changing behavior. Paragon continues to be available to provide in-person or virtual training and workshops for professionals and school systems.  Since 2018, we have had the privilege of presenting our training titled, “Integrating Children with Special Needs into the Preschool Setting,” to over 320 local preschool teachers.  For more information about our preschool training or other community trainings contact Paragon Autism Services.  These trainings were (and still are) all offered at no cost.

Joshua Farrow, MS, BCBA, LBA is our Director of ABA Education and Outreach.  Joshua oversees all of our community outreach and education efforts and can be reached at 540-479-3889 or for outreach ideas or training/education requests (which are FREE for all pre-schools, doctor’s offices, churches, etc.)