The Executive Committee Members of Autism York all volunteer their time to create a much needed support network in our community. Additional volunteer opportunities are available. To contact a board member with a question, comment, or to find out how to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stacy is the mom of two boys, ages 13 and 18, both diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders in 2004. She has been an Executive Member of Autism York since 2008. As Outreach Coordinator, Stacy will work with interested parties in the community that wish to provide unique opportunities to those affected by autism. Stacy also maintains the Autism York Lending Library and oversees the Vendor Area for our yearly Autism Expo.
Julie Rasmuson is the mother of two boys, ages 10 and 7, the older of which is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As Meetings Coordinator, Julie and the Meetings Committee plan, organize, and execute the Autism York Support Meetings for both meeting locations. Julie also facilitates the Autism York-South Support Meetings and Events in Southern York County. She enjoys being a part of this non-profit organization and helping to bring support to families on our shared journey.
Cindy is the mother of three boys, ages 3, 12 and 15, one of them diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Cindy previously worked as an accountant and then a children's ministry director. As Treasurer, Cindy manages the financial operations of Autism York. Autism York has been a great source of information and encouragement & she excited to help promote awareness and support other families.
Barb is the mother of two daughters, the younger with Asperger's Syndrome. She is a certified school psychologist and elementary school teacher, with experience serving children with a variety of special needs including learning disabilities, giftedness, behavioral challenges, hearing impairment, and autism. She is the creator and facilitator of THE BUDDY PROJECT, a school-based program designed to increase awareness and acceptance of individuals with autism. The program trains neurotypical students, grades 6 to 12, to become mentors for same age ASD peers. Mentors then provide a positive and supportive environment for their “BUDDIES” to develop important social skills.
Nikki has an 12 year old son who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2004. She has been an Executive Member of Autism York for 10 years and has served as President from 2013 - 2014. She is passionate about helping others understand Autism and promoting Autism Acceptance. Nikki has a Sales & Marketing background.
Gina is a mom of a 12 year old son diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, ADHD and Epilepsy in 2006. She has been an Executive Member of Autism York since 2008. Gina enjoys planning events for families and individuals affected by autism in our community so they may enjoy a stress free time together. She welcomes any ideas for family fun events. Gina also maintains the inventory of Autism Awareness Items for sale.
Amy has two children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has been involved with Autism York since 2008 and has been an Executive Member since 2009. As facilitator of Autism York's Adult ASD Social Group, she holds monthly social events (dinners, bowling, mini golf, game nights) for adults on the spectrum around age 18 and up to socialize and have fun. Visit Autism York's website calendar for information about upcoming events or contact Amy with questions or suggestions for Adult ASD Social Group library resources, Transition Resource Guide, and monthly social events.
Heather is an Autism Support teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. As Presentations Coordinator, Heather oversees "Understanding Autism" a community awareness program which provide the community access to basic information about Autism. The goal of “Understanding Autism” is to provide accurate information, in order to increase understanding and promote acceptance of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Each presentation is tailored to fit the needs of the specific audience. These presentations are available for schools, churches, medical offices, civic groups, emergency personnel, etc. As Volunteer Coordinator she is responsible for securing volunteer support for the Autism Expo and Walk for Autism, monthly support meetings, and various other events. Please contact Heather if you or your group are interested in volunteer opportunities, you have need of interpreter services for an Autism York event, and to find out more about or schedule an "Understanding Autism" presentation.
Kyle is currently a PCA with the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 and a former TSS with a local BHRS agency. He has 3 years experience following a year of substitute teaching in various classrooms. Kyle holds a BA degree in Secondary Education as well as History with a minor in Psychology. He enjoys working with children of all ages with varying degrees of autism. He is proud to support such a dedicated organization with terrific community outreach; to not only inform but more importantly, help parents with children on the spectrum find joy and hope in their children's lives.