Judy Clark, mother of two young men with autism, and founder of Autism Support and Programs, knows firsthand the joys and hardships of raising children who have autism. Both of Judy’s boys are severely affected and she quickly realized the critical need for early intervention and consistency for those on the autism spectrum. In 1994 she set out on a mission that would progress from providing summer school programs for students in Southeastern North Carolina to the development of comprehensive services for individuals with autism. Since then, Autism Support and Programs (ASAP) has been providing services for individuals of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other disabilities living in Pender, New Hanover, and surrounding areas. We strive to ensure a healing environment that best suits each individual, and welcome partnerships with family members and natural supports that provide vital information to further encourage independence. To date, ASAP operates two group homes and a day program on a 15 acre tract of land in Pender County as result of Judy’s drive and a love of people with developmental disabilities. We look forward to any opportunity for future growth by continuing to advocate for individuals and families in need of support.