Our Vision

A world in which individuals and families affected by autism are empowered to fulfill their individual potential and participate in society to the fullest extent possible.

The Foothill Autism Alliance was founded in 1998 by a group of parents in Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, and La Canada who wanted to share resources and provide information and support for the ever-increasing number of families in the area whose children were being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

Since its founding, the FAA has become a California non-profit corporation, whose Board of Directors is comprised of both parents and professionals. The FAA, an all-volunteer organization, hosts a variety of events including monthly Family Resource Meetings, workshops, lectures, and social functions. Each month, noted professionals in the field of autism generously give of their time and speak at the Family Resource Meetings.

FAA Board
Board of Directors as of 2/19/2018


Patricia Herrera, M.S.

Chief Financial Officer

John Schock

Vice Presidents

Deborah Portnoy

Steven Rosenthal


Jane Fitzpatrick


Brigitte Sroujieh

Board Members

Yudi Bennett, Board Mentor

Elisabetta Burke

Cecilia Francis

Anita Ghazarian

Natalie Hawe

Lareka Killebrew

Ita Garcia-Moses

Aida Tarverdian

Past Presidents

1998 - 2003: Robert Schneider

2003 - 2007: Yudi Bennett

2007 - 2012: Jane Fitzpatrick

2012 - 2013: Twyla Ramos

2013 - 2017: Ita Garcia-Moses

Support FAA
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FREE! Reservations are NOT required unless otherwise noted.

-Second Wed of the month
-Networking at 7:00pm
-Speaker(s) 7:30 - 9:30pm

Westmoreland Academy
6 Westmoreland Pl,
Pasadena, CA 91103
(Off N. Orange Grove Blvd)
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PO Box 10193 . Glendale . CA . 91209 818-66-AUTISM . 818-662-8847 Site Maintained by Foothill Autism Alliance