Because Only Together We Can

Support the needs of our local autism community.



ASCI began from the roots of a parent support group founded in 2002.  In January of 2004, the nonprofit organization was incorporated as the Central Illinois Chapter of the Autism Society of America.  In 2018, the board disenfranchised from Autism Society of America changing its name to Autism Support of Central Illinois and retaining its original Federal ID number and charitable status.  We continue to meet the diverse needs of the autism community throughout central Illinois.


ASCI is a 501 ©(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2002 for the purpose of improving the lives of those affected by autism in central Illinois by providing access to resources, support, educational opportunities, and recreational/social activities for families.

What We Do


— We Collaborate

We collaborate with other organizations and businesses in Illinois to bring awareness, to educate, and to create opportunities for kids and families.


— We Are Inclusive

We continue to provide a fun and inclusive environment for our kids and their families.


— We Are Impactful

We aim to become well-established with impactful community partners.


— We Educate

We provide educational opportunites for our community to foster awareness, understanding, and inclusion.


— We Give

We expend dollars responsibly to families, individuals, and caregivers in our service area.


ASCI is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Nominations for Board members are opened throughout the year. Executive Board elections are held each year in January.

The Board is governed by a set of bylaws. These bylaws can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.

Interested in serving on the Board of Directors? Submit an application by clicking here.

Executive Board Members

President – Lisa Horsley
Vice-President – Laci Maynerich
Treasurer – VACANT
Secretary – Lanie Kepler

Board Members

Ashlee Renfro
Hannah Lee
Laurie Clayton
Amanda DeFord

Tiffani Saunders
Samantha Hill
Christina Murphy
Megan Bretz