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 15 and 19, both diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders in 2004. She has been an Executive Committee Member of Autism York since 2008. Stacy oversees and manages the daily operations of Autism York. As Outreach Coordinator, she will work with interested parties in the community that wish to provide unique opportunities to those affected by autism.
Julie Rasmuson is the mother of two boys, the older of which is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Julie serves as the Vice President and also as the Autism York Walk and Expo Chair. 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, one of them diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cindy has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She previously worked as an accountant for KPMG, Dentsply and KBA North America. As Treasurer, Cindy manages the financial and business 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.
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 has 15 years of experience in the field of Autism as both 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 5 years’ experience following a year of substitute teaching in various classrooms. Kyle holds a BA degree in Secondary Education and is currently working on his Master's Degree in Special Education with an Autism Endorsement. Kyle is coordinator of the Autism York Teen Meet Up Group. Visit Autism York's website calendar for information about upcoming events or contact Kyle with questions or suggestions about the Teen Meet Up Group and their monthly social events.
Randi has joined Autism York as an Executive Member in early 2015, where she maintains the Autism York Lending Library. She has been a volunteer with Autism York since 2008, helping with events, childcare, and the Autism Walk/Expo. Randi is proud to be part of such a wonderful community oriented organization.
Jessie Collier is the mother of two boys, ages 10 and 6. Her oldest child is on the Autism Spectrum and her youngest has Sensory Processing Disorder. As Meetings Coordinator, Jessie and the Meetings Committee plan, organize, and execute the Autism York Support Meetings for the north and south meeting locations. Jessie enjoys being part of Autism York and helping others in the community on the same journey.