Message from the Executive Director:

Welcome to ASC. It is my vision as Executive Director to provide every family the resources that will assist them in getting the appropriate services, and supports they need. I hope to grow ASC to reach as many families as possible through low to no cost advocacy,  parent education and support groups.

I have a dream that our children will be treated with respect and accepted in their lives.

Thank you for your support! ​

Warm Regards, ​

Kristianna Moralls

Dr. Kristin Merrill

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology,  Licensed Clinical Psychologist 
Twenty years as a psychotherapist treating adolescents, adults and families
Specializes in working with parents/caregivers of children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
Over 25 years serving non-profit, community-based organizations and healthcare agencies as a Program Development specialist and fundraising professional 

Meet our donors:


Marion Carr

 Patricia and Donald Moralls Trust

Robyn Del Fierro

Ling Ma

The  Moralls Trust

                                               and more....

Our Mission
Autism Support Community (ASC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides low to no cost training, special education advocacy, and inclusive programs to families requiring Autism Services.  Research has shown that intervention through special education services increases the level of independence and opportunities available to individuals on the Autism spectrum.  ASC believes that every special needs student has the right to inclusive opportunities, a safe environment, and a program that provides meaningful benefit. Special education legal knowledge is necessary to make this happen and s​hould be universally accessible regardless of socioeconomic status.   

Our History

Autism Support Community, founded in 2010, by concerned parents and professionals, is a proponent of the rights of people with developmental disabilities. Our vision is to make sure that every student has access to the services and interventions that they need to become independent adults. We started by volunteering to assist friends at IEP meetings. Since then we have grown to provide Council of Parent Attorney and Advocate (COPAA) Special Education Advocates Trained professionals at low to no cost to families. We partner with schools to bring Olweus Certified trainers for bully prevention. ASC expanded to provide inclusive social activities as Regional Center Resources cut services.

Our Board

About Us

Makoto Shibutani

Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst.
MA in teaching specialized in Applied Behavior Analysis.
10 years of experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities and behavior challenges.
Provided behavioral training and consultation for teachers and parents in the U.S., China and Japan.
Writer and illustrator of children's books.

Maria Whitford


BS from NYU 

Director UBS AG Private Banking (15 years).  20 year banking carrier.
Library chair for Glenoaks PTA and board member for Foundation (GESF)
Board member for Glenoaks Reserve 1 HOA


Autism Support Community

 Non-profit Special Education Advocacy & Training

Ling Ma

Candidate for Board Certified Behavior Analyst University of North Texas.  

Assisted BCBA in initial consultation, designing and implementing behavior intervention strategies. Provided specialized one-to-one behavior intervention services for children with autism. Worked as part of a team of behavior analysts to provide ABA service at client’s home.  

Facilitated professional training program for special education teachers in China, which covered topics of ABA, OT and Speech for young children with autism. 

Kristianna Moralls

Executive Director

BS Social Science / MS Organizational Leadership

USC/COPAA Special Education Advocacy Training Graduate

Olweus Bully Prevention Program Certified Trainer

QPR Suicide Prevention Certified Trainer

​Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution DRP Training Certificate

Over decade as Special Education Advocate