About the Autism Society of
Northern Virginia

Our Mission

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV) builds community for over 5,000 individuals and families affected by autism through education, advocacy, and support.  

As a chapter of the Autism Society of America, we work to improve the lives of all affected by autism.


Our Vision

We work towards a day when no one will have to walk this journey alone. 


About Our Organization

ASNV is one of more than 90 chapters of the Autism Society, which has been a leading source for trusted and reliable information about autism since 1965. We are one of the first chapters, formed in 1969. Our chapter is directed by a volunteer executive committee and board made up of parents, self-advocates, educators, therapists, business owners and military service members. We hold monthly board meetings on the third Thursday of every month that are open to the public, and we are always looking for new board members and volunteers.


ASNV shares office space in Oakton, Virginia with Service Source and the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia, and maintains close working relationships with other area disability groups such as the Arc of Northern Virginia, Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia, Parents of Autistic Children – Northern Virginia and Organization for Autism Research.  Our territory includes the counties of Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Warren, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas and Manassas Park (the shaded region in the map below).  


Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Alan Margin

Vice President & Treasurer

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Scott Campbell


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Directors At Large

Mark Friese

Special Needs Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch; Parent

Sharon Cummings

President & CEO, SLC Inc; Co-Publisher, Zoom Autism Magazine; Parent

Francis Bertulfo

Commander, United States Public Health Service

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Not pictured:  Dr. Nicci Dowd, Lee Ellis, Christina James, and Dr. Rachel Payne


Kari A. Gray
Executive Director

Financial Accountability

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia is audited annually by independent auditors. To view our most recent independent audit, please click here

As a chapter of the Autism Society of America, the Autism Society of Northern Virginia is a 501(c)(3) organization. We file our taxes under the Autism Society of America. You can click here to view the Autism Society of America's record on GuideStar or click here to view it on Charity Navigator.