Committee Members


The Virginia Autism Council is a council of autism experts seeking to define needed skill competencies‌ and to advance higher education, training and educational opportunities for personnel and caregivers supporting individuals with autism.


  • Co-Chair- Christina Giuliano- Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center (BRAAC)
  • Co-Chair- Daniel Irwin- Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)
  • Linda Albrecht- disAbility Resource Center
  • Tammy Burns- Parent Educational Adovcacy Training Center (PEATC)
  • Deana Buck- Partnership for People for Disabilities (PPD)
  • Ann Flippin- Autism Society of America Central Virginia Chapter (ASCV)
  • Nathan Habel- VA Department of Health and Developmental Services (DBDHS)
  • Sharon JonesTraining and Technical Assistance Center at VCU (T/TAC at VCU)
  • Richard Kriner- Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) 
  • Krystle McCabe- Training and Technical Assistance Center at VCU (T/TAC at VCU)
  • Jackie NeidleTraining and Technical Assistance Center at VCU (T/TAC at VCU)
  • Rachel Payne- Didlake Inc. 
  • Theresa Piccalo- Service Source
  • Amanda RandallTraining and Technical Assistance Center at JMU (T/TAC at JMU)
  • Kitti Robinson- Harrisonburg City Public Schools
  • Anne Simmons- Horizon CSB
  • Carol Schall- VCU Autism Center for Excellence (VCU ACE)
  • Courtney Vaughn- CA