Autism Society of Northern Virginia
Mission: The Autism Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV) builds community for over 5,000 individuals and families affected by autism through advocacy, education and support. We are dedicated to serving as an advocate for citizens of all ages with autism; providing support for their families and caregivers; ensuring access to education, vocational training, housing, transportation, recreation and other lifespan needs; aiding in the collection and dissemination of information about autism to parents, professionals, policymakers, community leaders, employers and the general public; and fostering and reinforcing awareness and respect for the rights of autistic adults, parents and siblings as the primary case managers in the lives of people with autism.
Organization: ASNV is one of more than 100 chapters of the Autism Society, which has been a leading source for trusted and reliable information about autism since 1965. Our chapter is directed by a volunteer executive committee and board made up of parents, self-advocates, educators, therapists, business owners and active duty military. 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.
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.