How We Help

Financial Resources

We strive to provide the financial resources for families who are affected by autism and related disorders.

This can include but is not limited to:

ABA Therapy

Expenses For Family/Caregiver Training

Emergency Relief

Complimentary Therapies


We provide educational resources to empower families to increase awareness of what is available locally.

We can and will connect families to:

ABA Providers

Local Support Groups

Funding Sources

Educational Opportunities

Community Outreach

We work to educate and unite the local community in an effort to support families affected by autism or related diagnoses through fundraising opportunities.

Annual events include:

5K Walk: Move for Autism

Golf Scramble: Tee it Up for Autism

Comedy Attic: Stand Up for Autism

American Legion Breakfast Fundraiser


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Be a pillar of progress


Opportunities for success

Upcoming Events

MCAF Board Members

Andrew Lambert

Marketing Director / President

Andrew Lambert is a Hoosier by family blood who raised him just outside of Chicago. Always a fan of basketball and friendly people, Andrew decided to obtain two degrees from Indiana University, one in marketing, the other in advertising. After working in the world of marketing, Andrew earned a M.A. in Communication from Hawaii Pacific University.

Andrew has taught for several institutes including Penn State University, Hawaii Pacific University’s Military College, and Indiana University. He joined Ivy Tech in 2008 and continues to be highly ranked and followed by his students. Andrew has been nominated for numerous awards, and has taken home the 2010 O’Bannon Institute Award for Outstanding Teaching, the 2011 National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship Award for Outstanding Faculty, and the 2012 Regional Award for Best Faculty, and the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award presented by the State of Indiana.

Andrew Lambert also owns and operates Lambert Consulting, LLC. This company was started in 2010 and focuses on growing and branding businesses by using important tools in marketing, social media, and the latest business solution tools. Andrew Lambert has appeared on the CATS TV series, “Businesses to Know,” WFHB’s “Money Matters” segment, CBS Radio's "Career Coach Caroline," and won the 2013 Business Impact Award by Kemp and Associates.

Amy Piper


Amy W. Piper currently lives in Bloomington, IN with her husband, Clark, and their two children, Bennett and Molly. She is a graduate of Indiana University BA ’96 (double major-psychology and speech and hearing sciences) and PhD 2010 (special education) as well as Marquette University MS ’98 (speech language pathology).

Amy is a licensed and certified SLP and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Speech and Hearing Department at Indiana University. She works primarily with pediatrics and specializes in early childhood, autism, hearing impairment and multiple disabilities. Amy also serves on the Bloomington Faculty Council’s Student Affairs Committee and the Communications Committee for the local chapter of NOW.

When she is not working with children with special needs and their families or training and teaching graduate students in the MA SLP program, Amy can be found on the sidelines watching her children play soccer, at musical concerts, or in some phase of planning or going on vacation.

Jeremy Dilts

Legal Counsel

Jeremy Dilts is a partner in the law firm of Carson Boxberger LLP. He graduated from South Dearborn High School in Aurora, Indiana, in 1993. He graduated from Indiana University in 1996. In 2000, Mr. Dilts graduated from the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis.

For the last seventeen years, Mr. Dilts has practiced in the areas of municipal civil defense, medical malpractice defense, worker’s compensation, and general civil litigation.

In 2002, Mr. Dilts founded and became the fund advisor to the Vicki Mauricio Dilts Endowment Fund, a charitable endowment dedicated to the integration of fine arts into public school curricula. From 2005-2010 Mr. Dilts was an executive board member for Autism Society of Indiana, serving as Treasurer from 2005-2007 and Vice-President from 2008-2010. He joined the board of the Monroe County Autism Foundation in 2016.

Pat Surra


Bio coming soon.

Brittany Ross

Outreach and Events Coordinator

Bio coming soon.

Eura Doraci

Board Member

Originally from Albania. Moved with the family to United States. I have a 10 year younger brother diagnosed with Autism Spectrum, which gave me the interest to get involved in the community. I know exactly how it is to live with a disabled family member and all the challenges that comes with it.

So, I would like to help families that share the same fate and do anything I can, together with other board members to reach our hand out. Being a science major, my primary goal is to be involved into Autism research and work with healthcare team members towards the causes and treatments. I am happy I am part of this non profit organization. Together we are stronger ! 

Ryan Pitner

Board Member

Ryan Pitner is a lifelong Hoosier and an over 30 year resident of Monroe County. He attended Bloomington High School South and Indiana University where he obtained his degree in Public Finance.

He entered the financial services profession in 1998 and currently works as a financial representative at Bill C. Brown Associates in Bloomington where he helps individuals, families and business with customized insurance and investment strategies.

Ryan has 2 nephews on the autism spectrum which fuels his desire to serve at the local level to raise awareness and support for families dealing with the day to day challenges of this diagnosis.

Ryan has been married to his wife Kelly since 2004 and has 3 children, Jackson, Sydney and Mallory who keep him quite busy with various activities.

Terry Cockerham

Board Member

A husband to Lillie, a father to Chris & Brian, and a grandfather to Layton, Madison, Andrew, and Sienna. While attending Olivet College in Illinois Terry teamed up with Steve Loman, formed a singing duet and move to Bloomington to attend Indiana University.

In 1978, his desire to pursue music led him to open a night club in Westbury Village that eventually became Terry's Banquets and Catering. In 2013, he partnered with Rumple Construction and purchased and renovated the remaining buildings in Westbury Village. Terry and his wife, Lillie, live in Norman, Indiana where they have a farm and enjoy working with horses. The services that Little Star provides is close to Terry and Lillie's heart because they have experience firsthand the struggles of a special needs child.

Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors

Thank You To Our Past Sponsors

Monroe County Autism Foundation
2668 S. Adams St. #10
Bloomington IN 47403