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What is EPIC?
EPIC is an information exchange - committed to providing the best information available to its members as well as a collaboration network to exchange ideas, questons, concerns and information about ASD.
Who is behind EPIC?
EPIC was founded in 2010 by two mothers of autistic children who share the common goal and bond for providing the very best for their special needs children in an environment with limited resources. EPIC is aligning with other major autism organizations as well as Jefferson County Public Schools to bring members a rich and rewarding experience.
Bonnie Pretre is one of the Founders of EPIC and continues to serve in an advisory role. It is through Bonnie's efforts that the Blue Ribbon Recreation Program was initiated and continues to operate via an alliance with Jefferson County Parks and Recreation.
Carolyn Vigil Co-Founded EPIC with Bonnie in 2010. She is a career computer software professional, education advocate, and mother of a young adult on the spectrum. Carolyn's leadership has brought resources an awareness to EPIC and other special needs organizations in our region. She leads EPIC's advocacy initiatives, education strategy, and recreation programming. Carolyn is dedicated to bringing resources and opportunities to EPIC and its members in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.
Dan Boyden Dan has served as Treasurer for EPIC since January 2017 and has found EPIC a wonderful, unique resource for parents of kids on the autism spectrum.
Advisory Board Members
Mr. Fred Brigham, Consultant to Harvard Consulting Group. Fred has a varied background in education, publishing and non-profit management. Fred serves as EPIC primary public relations activist.
Ms. Lisa Vaeth, Higher Education Consultant. Lisa works with higher education institutions to guide future educators. Lisa also served more than 30 years as a math specialist in K-12 institutions for the State of Maryland. Lisa is a recognized Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) advocate and has a passion for making STEM accessible to all.