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, Programs and 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’s Board of Directors & Administrative Committee
Kate Palmer, Ph.D, MA, CCP, CAS, CRC
Marie Rowland, PhD
Shannon Murphy, MD
Janine Kruiswijk, BS, CCP
Brian Liston
Sharon Xie, PhD
Mike Tripodi
Brittney Geary, MA, CAGS

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


Communications & Outreach
Brian Liston
Jane Newman

Disability Advocacy
Mike Tripodi

Program Specialists
Janine Kruiswijk, BS, CCP