Todd Tomerlin

Community and Program


ONE in 68 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 20th at the Birmingham Marriott on 280.

Current Projects


Lauren Reid

Fundraising and Events Manager

Melanie Jones

Executive Director

To  improve services for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders

and their families through education and advocacy.

Our members are the backbone of ASA.

Find out how you can volunteer and make
a difference.

Bama Hager, PhD

Policy, Advocacy, and Community Advisor


Meet Our Team

The 18th annual Autism Shines Gala was attended by over 300 guests who came to celebrate the children and adults on the autism spectrum.  Guests were amazed by the packages in the silent auction which were generously donated by area retailers and businesses.  JOX Roundtable personalities Lance Taylor, Jim Dunaway and Ryan Brown emceed the event, called the auction and brought laughter to the crowd with their dry wit and humor. 

Hope in Action

Advocacy and fundraising 


6 pm - 10 PM



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.