During Covid-19, ASNV groups will be held on Zoom.
ISO: Board, committee, sub-committee & youth committee members.
The Autism Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV), at its core, is a community of individuals affected by autism – parents,
self-advocates, siblings, service providers and allies - who are committed to supporting one another through our journey
with autism. Founded over the last 40 years ago, ASNV is one of more than 100 affiliates of the Autism Society of
America, which has been a leading source for trusted and reliable information about autism since 1965. For more
information, please see ASNV’s website at www.asnv.org. ASNV currently has four (4) standing committees which have board leadership but are open to any network members interested in contributing substantially to the mission and work of the Autism Society of Northern Virginia. Each committee may constitute and/or dissolve subcommittees as needed.
Executive Committee/Board Members
Chaired by the Board President with standing members including the Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Immediate
Past President and Executive Director (ED). Selection and application process. (email for more information).
Subcommittees include: Human Resources Subcommittee (Periodic), Finance Committee (Periodic)
Development and Communications Committee
Chaired by a Board Member with standing members including Board Member, Network Members, the Executive
Director and the Development and Communications Manager.
* Identify strategic opportunities for resource development
* Diversify and expand range of funding sources to ensure long-
term stability and to build capacity
* Publicly communicate the mission, vision, accomplishments and
value of ASNV and its work
Subcommittees include: Walk for Autism-Virginia Committee (Standing), Legacy Committee (Standing), Autism Acceptance Walk Committee (Standing)
Education and Support Committee
Chaired by a Board Member with standing members including Board Members, Network Members, and the Executive Director.
* Providing strategic direction and support for ASNV’s education
and support programs and program development
* Create opportunities for families and individuals across our region
who have been touched by autism to engage in community
throughout the lifespan
* Provide programs that foster social and emotional support
* Provide autism education and encourage acceptance within the
* Provide access to resources and support that enable autistic
individuals to reach their greatest potential
Subcommittees include: IAF/Mini-Grant Subcommittee (Periodic), Hispanic Outreach Subcommittee (New)
Chaired by a Board Member with standing members including Board Member, Network Members, and the Executive
* Providing strategic direction and support regarding policy
priorities and public engagement on systems change
* Provide advocacy and education to enhance awareness about
issues facing area citizens on the autism spectrum and their
families in a way that results in employers providing jobs and
workplace supports, elected officials developing supportive
policies, and media calling attention to key issues.
Creating a youth committee. All ages and abilities welcomed. Learn advocacy, have fun, create activities, and be heard. Also, have a section in the newsletter for your ideas as a group, artwork, videos, or writings. Times TBD.
ASNV goes to George Washington's Mount Vernon:
When: Sunday, November 10th
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
LUNCH AND ADMISSION PROVIDED
Wear your mask as we go to Social Friendly Mount Vernon. We will break up into smaller groups to social distance. We will have lunch from 11:00am-12:00pm. You MUST provide your own transportation. You are also welcomed to stay longer at no additional expense with your group. A few spots left. RSVP to email@example.com.
November 2020 Programming for Autism Society of Northern Virginia
5 November - Middle-Age on the Spectrum from 6:00 – 7:00pm.
Join Zoom Meeting at Meeting ID: 885 5743 8808. One tap mobile at (301) 715-8592. Come learn and chat with our middle to older autistic adults about employment, relationships, dating, families, children, and so much more. This chat is co-hosted with Dr. Nicci Dowd, one of our ASNV volunteers. These sessions are FREE. You do not want to miss. Great thing about virtual meetings? You can join from anywhere. Hope to see you there.
7 November - Parents of Autistic Teens Support Group from 11-Noon.
Join Zoom Meeting at Meeting ID: 946 600 1682. One tap mobile at (301) 715-8592. Find your local number at https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kAcbUPLbT. Welcome to the Parents of Autistic Teens Support Group where parents of autistic teens share relevant information and resources with one another. Guardians or caretakers of teens also welcomed. This group is facilitated by a staff member, or a parent of an autistic teen.
7, 14, 21, 28 November - Autism Social Club on Saturday from 12:00–1:00pm.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89937998309?pwd=VG9ISjNlYTQzS1ZrdVZhdmhXcEdTdz09 Meeting ID: 876 5532 6071 Passcode: 276691. This Autism Social Club is for high school students through young adults. Hosted by Judah & Adajo Dowd, 2 trained ASNV volunteers. They play jeopardy, online games, talk about gaming, music, arts, and just have fun. RSVP required! For more information, please contact Dr. Nicci Dowd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 November - Autism Education virtual workshop on Saturday from 1:00-2:30pm.
Join Zoom Meeting at Meeting ID is: 946 600 1682. One tap mobile at (301) 715-8592. Find your local number at https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kAcbUPLbT. Topic: Special Needs Trusts & Able Accounts. CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT FOUNDING PARTNER AND CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT. Christopher Wright is a founding partner at Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP in Alexandria Virginia where he represents clients in the areas of Tax Planning and Tax Compliance, Planning & Transactions; Wealth Planning; Estate & Trust Administration, and Business Transactions. Chris is also a Certified Public Account. He brings over eighteen years’ experience in corporate finance and accounting to the practice of law. He speaks regularly on his areas of practice and is an adjunct professor at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. He earned his undergraduate degree from East Carolina University and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. ASNV provides workshops and presentations on a variety of autism-related topics, ranging from an overview of autism to supporting autistic individuals across the lifespan.
7, 21 November - The Autism Partnership (TAP) from 3-5:00pm.
Join Zoom Meeting at Meeting ID: 946 600 1682. One tap mobile at (301) 715-8592. Find your local number at https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kAcbUPLbT. Topic: (7th) Jeff Snyder: Disney Characters with Autism. (21st) Catherine Ugwu presents Cosplay. The Autism Partnership (TAP) is a life- and social-skills group by autistic adults, for autistic adults. Each meeting focuses on a different topic that helps adults on the spectrum live life to the fullest. The second half of every meeting is a structured social hour, in which participants can play games, talk, and make new friends. New members are always welcome! No RSVP required; for more info email email@example.com. Topics:
7, 21 November - Parents & Caregivers of Adults on the Spectrum from 5:30 – 6:30pm.
Join Zoom Meeting at Meeting ID: 946 600 1682. One tap mobile at (301) 715-8592. Find your local number at https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kAcbUPLbT. This is a bi-monthly, self-led support group for parents and caregivers of adult on the autism spectrum. If you are interested in meeting with other caregivers and parents to get support and discuss topics like employment, life transitions, fostering independence, and more, please join us! No RSVP required; for more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
15 November – George Washington’s Mount Vernon trip from 8:30am – noon. Lunch and admission provided. You MUST provide own transportation and wear a mask. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
19 November – Lunch Bunch on Thursday, 15 October, from 11:00am-12:00pm. Come and spend up to 1 hour of your lunch break with us. TOPIC: TIPS of Getting Through the Holidays. Meeting ID: 946 600 1682. One tap mobile at (301) 715-8592.