About

GRASP’s Mission:
Our Mission at GRASP, the Global & Regional Autism Spectrum Partnership, is to improve and enrich the quality of life of Autistics, individuals with related Neurodivergence, and their families through Community Advocacy & Outreach, Peer Supports, Education, and Information & Referral Services.

GRASP’s Vision:
Our Vision at GRASP is to work toward a just and equitable society where all Autistic and Disabled individuals are Self-Determined, Respected, Valued, and Fairly Represented, where appropriate supports and services are readily available to those in need, where Autistics are empowered to participate in personal and community decisions that affect their lives in order to achieve their goals and dreams.

GRASP’s Free Services for Members:
-Information and referral services internationally available in English
-Regional GRASP Peer Support Groups
-Safe & Moderated Online Community Spaces:
GRASP Weekly Chat Group
• GRASP Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
GRASP Blog

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GRASP’s Board of Directors & Administrative Committee
Kate Palmer, Ph.D, MA, CCP, CAS
Shannon Murphy, MD
Janine Kruiswijk, BS
Brian Liston
Katterin Sanchez, LMHC
Mike Tripodi
Catherine Lombardo, LMSW
Brittney Geary, MA, CAGS

Emeritus
Stephen Shore, Ed.D.
Karl Wittig, P.E.
Robert E Hedin

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Communications & Outreach
Brian Liston
Jane Newman

Disability Advocacy
Mike Tripodi

Program Specialists
Katterin Sanchez, LMHC
Leymar Vargas
Catherine Lombardo, LMSW