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We are celebrating over 30 years of non-profit services, advocacy and support to families and professionals involved with autism. We are the local affiliate of the national Autism Society of America that was founded in 1965.

We exist to improve the lives of all affected by autism by maximizing the self- sufficiency, independence, and quality of life for all living with autism. We provide 5 core services that help us fulfill our mission.  

Five Core Services


Information and Referral – Contact us for local resources and general information about autism and the services and programs we provide.

Support – We are committed to the ongoing support of individuals with autism and their families, at any age and any stage.

Community – The ASCV’s vision is to increase the quality of life of everyone living with ASD by building autism-friendly, inclusive communities.

Advocate – We work to make real, lasting system changes that improve the lives of all affected by autism.

Educate – We host and promote opportunities for individuals and family members to meet, attend workshops, share resources, and experiences, and receive the latest information on topics related to autism.


The Autism Society Central Virginia (ASCV) provides direct services and supports in the following cities and counties in Central VA: counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico; and the city of Richmond. The ASCV also serves the following counties: Dinwiddie, New Kent, Louisa, Powhatan, Amelia, Prince George, King William, and Goochland; and the cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell through member activities. However, we provide information and referral and welcome members from all areas of VA not currently served by the Tidewater and Northern VA Affiliates. We do our best to provide resources and information and referral services to anyone who contacts us.


Our Team

Our Board

Staci Carr
Technical Assistance Coordinator
VCU Autism Center for Excellence

Vice President
Paul Warner
Senior Vice President of Finance
SunTrust Mortgage

Zach Webber
Senior Manager

Anne McCray

David Meyer
Vice President of Sales
UPS Freight

Craig Nichols

Linda Oggel
Speech Language Pathologist

Sarah Ratner

Michael Saxon
SXN Strategy Partners

Allyson Sladic
Senior Associate
Roth Jackson

Mick Sladic
Vice President of Litigation
Chief Counsel
Capital One

Scott Sigmon
Parker, Pollard, Wilton & Peaden PC

Renda Winston
Director Finance & Procurement Leadership & Development

Our Junior Board

Kitty Ball

Jamie Bass
RCG Behavior Health Network

Tiffany Doud
RCG Behavior Health Network

S. Cromley James

Patrick Jorgenson
Ameriprise Financial

Kristen Keys
RCG Behavior Health Network

Lauren Pastore
Northstar Academy

Kassandra Reyes
Camilla Creations