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

President

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Lisa Worcester

Secretary

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Nicole Jinier

Past President

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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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Andy Jacks

Principal, Ashland Elementary School; Parent

William Griffith

Senior Director, Delivery Management & Operations, Fonteva; Parent

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Not pictured:  Jessi Cash, Rachel Payne, & Tori Bramble Montalvo

Our Staff