Austism Spectrum Disorder affects more families than ever before. The latest statistics from the Center for Disease Control, (CDC - April, 2018) estimates that 1 in 59 children born are on the autism spectrum. The Autism Providers Network was established in 2011 to promote and ensure that families and caregivers would have a central point of information in Alabama to go for information regarding the treatment, educationa and research of credible autism spectrum services and resources.


To promote collaboration among service providers in Alabama and to promote best practice, standards and regulations to ensure that quality services are made available to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, (ASD) and their families/caregivers.

Board of Directors:
Mark Williams, The Learning Tree, Inc.
Brian Geiger, Horizons School
Melanie Cotter, Child and Family Services - Dothan, Alabama
Melody Crane, The Riley Behavioral & Educational Center
Michelle Deramus, Autism Spectrum Disorders Research Clinic
Rebecca Dossett, Dossett Clinic
Gary Edwards, United Ability
Melanie Jones, Autism Society of Alabama
Linda Leblanc, Auburn University
Angel Loewen, Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast
Amy Mitchell, Autism Diagnostic Clinic
Sara Nall, Mitchell's Place
Sarah O'Kelley, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Renee Plata, Puzzle Piece
Beth Zaiontz, Triumph Services
Kathy Welch, Easter Seals of Central Alabama
Lee Yount, Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center