About

GRASP’s Mission:
Our Mission at GRASP, the Global & Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership, is to improve and enrich the quality of life of Autistic and disabled Teens and Adults and individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their Families through Community Advocacy & Outreach, Peer Supports, Education, and Information & Referral Services, at No Cost to Our Members.

GRASP’s Vision:
Our Vision at GRASP is to actualize and work toward a world where all Autistic and disabled Individuals and Individuals on the Autism Spectrum are Self-Determined, Respected, Valued, and Fairly Represented, where appropriate supports and services are readily available to those in need, where People are Empowered to participate in personal decisions that affect their lives and to achieve their dreams.

GRASP’s Free Services for Members:
-Information and referral services internationally
-Regional GRASP Peer Support Groups (Face-to-Face) for Adults, Teens, Women, Families, Siblings, & Partners
-Safe & Moderated Online Community Spaces:
GRASP Online Chat Groups
• GRASP Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
GRASP Blog

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GRASP’s Board of Directors & Advisory Board
Kate Palmer, MA, CCP, CAS
Darrius Fraiser
Emanuel Frowner
Nadia Gomez
Brian Liston
Chloe Rothschild
Lindsay Ryan, MEd, CAS, QMHP
Jesse Saperstein
Mike Tripodi

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

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Communications & Outreach
Brian Liston
Jane Newman

Special Education & Programming
Lindsay Ryan, MEd, CAS, QMHP

Director of Education
Janine Kruiswijk

Disability Advocacy
Mike Tripodi

Support Services
Nadya Gomez

Program Specialists
Katterin Sanchez
Leymar Vargas
Cynthia Ayala