ASW News

Executive Director Position Open at ASW

The Autism Society of Washington (ASW) is seeking a dynamic leader to build on its successful history and take the organization to the next level.  This position is perfect for an individual with organizational development experience and a working knowledge of autism spectrum disorders.

Established in 1974, ASW is the oldest Autism support organization in the State of Washington. ASW is a 501(c)3 non-profit and an Affiliate of the Autism Society of America with local Chapters in several areas of the state.

The ASW Executive Director is the lead staff for the organization and responsible to the financial and administrative resources of ASW. The Director also provides strategic direction for the organization by collaborating with the board and outside organizations on issues and advocacy needed in Washington State to meet our mission:  “Improve the lives of individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the life span in Washington State”.

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Resources & Events Calendar


Turn it Off! Tips and Tools for Internet and Gaming Addiction
June 7, 2014
South Sound Manor, Olympia

In these days of social networking and high speed technology, more and more teens and young adults are becoming addicted to their screens. This is particularly problematic for individuals on the autism spectrum. Computers, the internet, and video gaming can offer the opportunity to engage with others where options are otherwise limited. And they are fun!

So how do we help them find a healthy balance in the use of technology? Come and hear how to get our young adults to unplug and reconnect more with the real world.  


Dr. Ann Steel, Steel Counseling PLLC
Paul Johnson, Foundations for Learning and Behavior
Teresa McCann, BCBA, Autism Society of Washington

Registration coming soon – Safe the Date 

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