Who We Are

About MASC

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Years of Experience in Hampton Roads

The Mea’Alofa Autism Support Center, MASC, has been providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children with autism and support services for their families since 2004. Started by the wife of an active-duty service member for their daughter with autism, MASC has served over 500 children since its inception.

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"My son has been attending Mea’alofa center for 4 months now and his progress is remarkable. This team has been AMAZING to our son and the whole family. You can feel the love they have for their clients. The work they’re doing is intentional and it’s to set up a strong foundations that will follow them through out their life. I’m beyond happy that we waited the 2 year waitlist. We are blessed to have found Mea’alofa and their team!"

Documents

We are a registered 501(c)(3), and you can access our organizational documents below.

Articles of Incorporation

Articles of Incorporation (AoI) are a public document that establishes the legal existence of our nonprofit. Our Board of Directors is updating and voting on these for submission to the Commonwealth of Virginia. They will be posted here after the process is complete.

Bylaws

Our organization’s bylaws will be available soon. They are currently being updated and voted on by our Board of Directors.

Our Board of Directors

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MASC’s Board of Directors volunteer to serve as the driving force for the organization and join the staff in supporting families in Hampton Roads who have children with autism.

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Application to Serve on Our Board of Directors

We are currently taking applications for additional members of our Board of Directors. Please fill out this form if you are interested.

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Employment Opportunities

Interested in working with us to change lives? Upload your resume here, and we’ll review it if we have a spot open for you.

Local Expertise

Autism Support for Hampton Roads

Our highly qualified staff provide therapeutic services, special education advocacy, and one on one meetings dedicated to the family’s individual experience. As the first provider of ABA in Hampton Roads, we are considered leaders in meeting the needs of children on the spectrum and their families.

Children’s Safety

How We Protect Kids at MASC

We have a Quality Behavior Solutions (QBS) trainer on staff to ensure all employees remain Safety Care certified. This training allows us to respond to severe incidents humanely, with person-centered interventions safely, and reduces the frequency and intensity of the episode.

Autism Support for Hampton Roads since 2006

Our History

The idea to create a center to provide applied behavior analysis (ABA) came when a local military family, Miguel and Keri Peko, realized the impact the therapy had on their daughter who was diagnosed with autism at 2 ½ years old. ABA was used to teach their daughter new academic, social, and functional living skills while reducing her unwanted behaviors. The gains their daughter made in communicating with others convinced them ABA should be available to children with this lifelong disability. With this in mind, Aly’s parents partnered with her behavior analyst to establish a place where children can work to reach their fullest potential and their families can come for practical and professional support.