|Board of Directors
ASMC is a wonderful not-for-profit organization focused on providing homes and support for adults with autism. In the early 1970’s, a man named Bill Stogner had a son who was different, but couldn’t find any doctor with a diagnosis. After years of searching, he learned that there were others in Charlotte with children with similar behavior so he decided to try to get some of these parents together to share experiences, learn from each other. He put messages in local doctors’ offices in Charlotte describing his son’s behavior and asked people to attend who had children with similar behavior. As Bill tells it, it was a Sunday afternoon and he prepared one pitcher of iced tea and a bag of potato chips aligned to his expectations of turnout. By the time of the meeting his house was full of people and spilled over to his backyard. Not knowing what to do, he decided to put people in small groups and asked them to write down their biggest concerns and needs. The item that consistently rose to the top– “what do I do when my kid grows up, who will take care of my child when I am gone?” From this meeting Autism Services was born to support adults with Autism.
Bill went on to help form several other organizations, led the nation in driving awareness for Autism and brought national support for autism to North Carolina. Today ASMC provides unparalleled care and services for adults with autism and traumatic brain injury in its 8 group homes serving 48 adults in Charlotte. Each home provides around the clock care with 24 hour direct care staff. In some homes where the highest level of resident care is needed, ASMC has a 1:1 staff to resident ratio. Autism Services is also ranked among the highest in quality and service in NC, which is attributed in part to the organization’s true passion for the people they serve.
ASMC has open board positions it is seeking to fill. If you have an interest in serving on our board, we’d love to hear from you. Board experience or experience with organizations that provide services to individuals with disabilities is preferred, but not required. A desire to support this community and be a part of something that enhances our community is required.
- Attendance to monthly meetings (virtual and in-person)
- Provide decision making, approvals and guidance to ASMC’s senior leadership
- Monthly review of financials (treasurer)
- Chronicle meeting minutes (secretary)
- Participation, collaboration and support for fundraising events
- In-person home visits (once per year)