​​​​​Families With ASD 

ASD Board member Misty Griffith at the Families with ASD's Polar Express Train Ride

ASD Board members, Gary Corn and Misty Griffith at the Families with ASD Autism Breakfast with Santa

ASD Board members, Penny Minney, Misty Criffith and Patti Miller,  at the 2016  Families with ASD's FREE Autism & Special Needs Bowling Party  that was held at the Cherry Grove Bowling Alley. 

ASD Board members, Josh Bruening &  Ben Minney   at the 2016  Families with ASD's Breakfast with Santa that was held at the Clough Pike Baptist Church. 

ASD Board Members Julia Ann Smith, Ben Miller and Alberta Mellon  with Ashley Lorenzen at the Free 2015  Autism & Special Needs Bowling Party at Cherry Grove Lanes.  

ASD Board members,  Ben and  Penny Minney at the Families with ASD's  Autism Family Resource Center.

ASD Board members, Greg & Julia Ann Smith with Luke at the

Families with ASD's Polar Express Autism Train Ride

ASD Board memberss Penny and Ben Miller at the Families with ASD Autism Breakfast with Santa

ASD Board members, Gary Corn at the Families with ASD Autism Breakfast with Santa qt the Families with ASD Autism Family Resource Center.

ASD Board members, Gary Corn and Penny Minney at the Families with ASD  Autism Breakfast with Santa

ASD Board members, Patti Miller and Ben Miller  at the Families with ASD's Halloween Party  at the Autism Family Resource Center in Milford, OH. 

ASD Board Members and Volunteers setting up for the FREE 2016 Autism Breakfast with Santa. 


Julia Ann Smith, Greg Smith, Alberta  Mellon, Misty Griffith, Penny Minney, Patti Miller, Ben Minney and Josh Brewing.  (Also pictured is Joel Smith, Kathy Harrison, Josh Miller)

ASD Board Member, Greg Smith with Joel Smith at the 2011 Families with ASD Free Health day at Tri Health.  

​​Families with ASD Founders 

Greg & Julia Ann Smith

Email: Julia@familieswithasd.org

Greg & Julia are parents of an adult with autism.  

Their son, Luke Gregory, inspired them to form this group.

ASD Board members, Alberta Mellon & Greg Smith at the

Families with ASD Tri-Health Autism Fitness Day

Luke Smith with ASD Board Member, Alberta Mellon, and Jeremy Richards at the Free  2016 Autism & Special Needs Bowling Party at Cherry Grove Lanes.  

ASD Board members,  Greg and Julia Ann Smith  for Families with ASD's  "Team Luke" for the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon.

Meet the ASD Board of Directors

​​Families with ASD Board President 

Alberta J. Smith 

Email: Berta@familieswithasd.org

Alberta Mellon  is an aunt of  an adult with autism.  

ASD Board members,  Penny Minney at the Families with ASD's Autism Center for the Autism Awareness Kickoff

ASD Board member Misty Griffith at the Autism & ALL Special Needs Expo

ASD Board members, Penny and Ben Minney (and family) at the

Families with ASD's Team for the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon.

ASD Board members,, Alberta J. Mellon, Julia Ann Smith, Ben Minney, Penny Minney with friends and family at the Families with ASD's Breakfast with Santa at the Autism Family Resource Center in Milford, OH. 




ASD Board Members


Patti Miller -   Patti is a mother of an adult with autism. 

Ben Miller -  Ben is an adult with autism.


​Josh  Bruening - Josh is an adult with autism.






















​​Penny Minney -  Penny is a mother of an adult with autism.


Ben Minney - Ben is an adult with autism.


















​​Gary Corn  - Gary is a retired Principal who has also worked as an one-on-one assistant with a child with autism






















​​Honorary Board Members


Lisa Fox - Lisa is an Occupational Therapist who works with children and teens with autism and special needs. 

Erin HoffmanErin is a Speech and Language Therapist who works with children and teens with autism and special needs. 

Josh Bruening- ASD Board Member

ASD Board members, Ben Minney and Penny Minney with friend Michelle at the Families with ASD's Breakfast with Santa at the Autism Family Resource Center in Milford, OH. 

Founded March 4,  2005 by a Cincinnati couple who have a son with autism, Families with ASD is a grassroots 501c3 public charity with NO paid staff.  Tax EIN# 20-4758474.


 Families with ASD volunteer board is responsible for organizing autism & special needs friendly events, such as the many free "Out & About with Autism" events, autism and special needs holiday parties, and of course the Autism & ALL Special Needs Expo. Families with ASD's volunteers all have full time jobs and volunteer what little free time they have to help families touched by autism and special needs. .    Three of our ASD Board members are adults who have autism. 

ASD Board members, Ben Miller, Julia Smith, Alberta Mellon, and Patti Miller with Tyler Lorenzen, Joel Smith and Cameron Hood at the Families with ASd's Halloween Party at the Autism Center. 

ASD Board members, Alberta J. Mellon  & Julia Ann Smith   at the Autism Awareness Kickoff held at the former Autism Family Resource Center in Milford, OH. 

ASD Board members, Alberta J. Mellon and  Julia Ann Smith, with Joel Smith at the Families with ASD's Ride on the North

Pole Express Train Ride

Families with ASD Board members,  Ben Miller & Josh Bruening at the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Event. 

ASD Board members, Alberta J. Mellon and Misty Griffth at the

Families with ASD's Autism & ALL Special Needs Expo. 

ASD Board members, Greg Smith,  Julia Ann Smith, Alberta Mellon and Ben Miller with the Smith's kids, Joel Smith, Tyler and Ashley Lorenzen at the Patty Burger Fundraiser for families with ASD.

ASD Board members, Misty Griffith and Alberta Mellon with Krista Bastin at a Stonekry Book Fundraiser for Families with ASD 

ASD Board members,, Gary Corn, Alberta J. Mellon and Penny Minney at the  Families with ASD's Autism Health and Fitness Day at Tri Health

ASD Board members, Ben Miller, Julia Ann Smith, Penny Minney,

Greg Smith and Patti Miller at the Families with ASD's North

Pole Express Train Ride

ASD Board members, Ben and Patti Miller at and Out of the Darkness Walk

ASD Board Founders Julia & Greg Smith with the Easter Bunny, Joel Smith, for the 2011 FREE Autism & Special Needs Meet the Easter Bunny at the Autism Center. 

Honoary ASD Board members, Lisa Fox  and Erin Hoffman with Luke Smith at the Families with ASD's Autism & ALL Special Needs Expo. 

ASD Board members,  Penny Minney, Alberta Mellon, Greg Smith and Misty Griffth at the Families with ASD's  Country Pumpkin Halloween Party

Secretary 

Misty Griffith -  

 Misty is a special education teacher 

Karen Wells,  and  ASD Board Founders , Greg & Julia Ann Smith   at the first Families with ASD's Autism Expo in 2006. 

ASD Board members,  Misty Griffith at the Families with ASD Autism Breakfast with Santa at the resource center.

Families with ASD Board members, Patti and  Ben Miller