The Autism Family Foundation began with a small group of people meeting socially during the months of 2006. They soon realized that their conversations revolved around specific areas: children, family, and special needs. It also became apparent that this group had one thing in common--Autism.
The group began to ask themselves three questions; could we, should we, and can we start a center? Then they began discussing this possibility with local organizations, agencies, and families, and were met with immediate support for this idea. This small group has grown into a foundation with board members from multiple backgrounds and with various strengths.
In July, 2008, a capital campaign was begun with the support of Bob and Lynn Keegan whose daughter has devoted herself to teaching children with Autism.