About Connections

Connections Achievement & Therapy Center is a community of professionals from several different disciplines that have come together to help families and children struggling with developmental disorders.

Click HERE to learn about our therapy approach.

  • Brice Jackson, DC FACFN FABBIR

    Dr. Jackson is a 2006 graduate of Life University in Atlanta, GA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology and a Fellow of the American Board of Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Dr. Jackson has been in private practice since 2006, treating children and adults with neurological problems such as autism, ADHD, concussion, chronic pain, migraine, dizziness, and vertigo. He and his staff are the exclusive provider of occupational therapy for the Virginia Institute on Autism.

    Dr. Jackson has lectured and shared his experience in functional neurology with psychiatric facilities, public and private schools, occupational therapy facilities and parent groups in Virginia. Dr. Jackson is a member of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation, Virginia Chiropractic Association, the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce, The Central Virginia Chapter of the Autism Society of America, and the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital Committee.

    In his spare time, Brice enjoys playing with his 4 children.  He also enjoys reading, playing Ultimate, disc golf, and hiking.  Central Virginia is the perfect place to raise a family, indulge in nature's diversions, and maintain a healthy lifestyle!

  • Shannon Price, MT, ECSE

    Shannon is  an Early Childhood Special Educator with a Masters of Teaching. She began her services in 2007 as First Leaps in an effort to provide comprehensive educational services that not only support the child with needs but also the larger family unit.  Over the years, Shannon has furthered her knowledge of comprehensive assessment, intervention planning and instruction by earning a DIRFloortime® Certificate of Proficiency; attending advanced trainings; collaborating with professionals from variety of disciplines; and serving children with a wide range of needs. Shannon specializes in working with newly diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorders and all children ages 2-6.  Click here to learn more about First Leaps services.

  • Amy Short OTA (Roanoke)

    Bio coming soon!

  • Linda Veldman, Occupational Therapist (Charlottesville, Roanoke)

    Linda Veldman is an experienced OT with extensive knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of the pediatric population. Recently she has been working in the Roanoke area with all pediatric populations including children with ASD. We are so very lucky and happy to have Linda join our team at Connections!

  • Carol Quesenberry, Certified Occupational Therapist (Charlottesville)

    Carol is amazing with the children offsite at Virginia Institute of Autism and at our Cville location.

  • Lori Oaks, RDI (Relationship Development Intervention) Consultant

    Lori Oaks has fifteen years teaching experience as an early childhood educator.
    After her son was diagnosed with autism she resigned from her teaching position to devote her time to advocating for the interventions that would be most effective in the treatment of her son's disability.  In December of 2006, Mrs. Oaks discovered RDI®, or Relationship Development Intervention.  After witnessing firsthand the positive results of this approach she pursued her new goal of becoming a certified RDI® consultant.

    In June of 2008 Mrs. Oaks became fully certified as an RDI® consultant and is currently working with area families with children on the autism spectrum.

Front Office
[email protected]  Charlottesville, VA

r[email protected]  Roanoke, VA 

We are happy to assist you with scheduling appointments, insurance verification, payments and any other questions you may have. 


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  • ""Before we found Connections, we had tried everything for our son - OT, PT, nutrition, other chiropractors, ST, aquatic therapy . . . we were at our wit's end and ready to resign ourselves to having a son with Asperger's. Dinner time was chaos, he was violent towards me and my daughter, and tantrums were a daily tribulation."
    8yo, Asperger's
  • "Here is what we have seen in Sarah since June 2012:

    Improved balance and coordination – can now walk the entire driveway without holding onto my hand

    Greatly improved vision. Sarah could not match anything accurately before – the items were beside, under, “close by” but never matched right on top. Thanks!"
    18yo, CP and Autism
  • "Aley suffered from constant headaches and focus issues for a year after receiving a concussion in her sporting event. After seeing multiple medical professionals the only options presented to us were medications for the headaches and ADHD medication for the attention and focus issues. We were blessed to casually run into Dr. Jackson. After therapy at Connections Aley is now headache free and has no issues with focusing. Her processing and reaction time have also improved greatly!"
    Teenager, Post Concussion