Lauren Reid

Fundraising and Events Manager

Meet Our Team

Advocacy and fundraising 

ONE in 59 is Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder

 At ASA, we believe it takes both advocacy and fundraising to succeed in awareness, social change and increased opportunities for ASD families.  Please help make a difference and support this FUNraising event on August 11th at the Birmingham Marriott.

Current Projects

Todd Tomerlin

Community and Program Coordinator

Saturday, August 11th 6-10pm

Michelle McDaniel

Program & Community Outreach Coordinator

The 20th Annual Autism Shines Gala held at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook had over 360 attendees join together to celebrate this past year’s accomplishments within the autism community.  “We were overjoyed to have a sellout crowd for this huge milestone event…” said executive director Melanie Jones, “without the support from individuals and local businesses, our programs like Camp FROG, Autism Respite Care and the Autism Friendly Initiative wouldn’t be possible.”

Our members are the backbone of ASA.

Find out how you can volunteer and make
a difference.

Melanie Jones

Executive Director

To  improve services for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders

and their families through education and advocacy.

Cocktail attire - Live and Silent Auction - Seated Dinner - Photo booth

Bama Hager, PhD

Policy, Advocacy, and Community Advisor


Angel Loewen

Community and Program Coordinator

AL Autism Respite Program

A break for caregivers in AL

80 families will receive 20 hours of respite in 5 cities across the state during the 2015-2016 calendar year. 


6 pm - 10 PM



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