Board of Directors
Natalie Armstrong - Board Chair
With the support of my husband, Brad Armstrong, I am raising two beautiful children, Max and Ada. This was a family we prayed for and planned. The part we didn’t plan? Max was diagnosed with Autism at age 2 ½. Six years later, I have learned so much about my son, his Autism, and myself. I’ve met other families affected by an Autism diagnosis and found so much love, understanding and support. It’s only right that I pay it forward, and that's what Families On The Spectrum means to me. It’s a place to find acceptance, love, and support for families that are facing this diagnosis.
Courtney Quimby - Treasurer
Hello to All! My name is Courtney Quimby, and I’m beyond excited to join the Families on the Spectrum Team. I will serve as the FOTS treasure. I graduated from Heath High School in 2008, and I earned my bachelor degree at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, KY in 2012 in Middle School Education with a math and special education certification. I recently earned my master’s degree in Teacher Leadership from the University of the Cumberlands. This is my sixth year teaching math full time in the McCracken County School District.
My husband and I have been married for five years, and our amazing little girl is four years old. Addie was diagnosed with autism at 18 months old, and since then we have made it a priority to be activists for children on the spectrum. We started attending the FOTS events about a year ago, and I knew that this organization was something I wanted to contribute to on a regular basis! I am so excited to begin this new journey with a wonderful team, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming events!
Molly Kilcoyne - Secretary
I am a graduate of WKCTC with a registered nursing degree, and I work part time for a local home health agency. My husband and I have 2 wonderful children, Gavin and Gracelyn. At age 4, our pediatrician informed us that it was very likely Gavin had autism. Weisskopf center in Louisville confirmed our fears shortly after he turned 6. It has been a journey full of laughter, tears, joy, heartbreak, but more love than imaginable. We have learned so much but most importantly to never lose hope and to trust God in all things. Families on the Spectrum has been a great source of support for our family. We have always been met with acceptance, love, and understanding. I am looking forward to reaching other autism families and bringing autism awareness to our communities.
Hi, My name is Heather Weaver. (Heather Hunny Bear on Facebook) I am 38 years old. I have been married for 18 years and with my hubby for 20 years. We have a brilliant, funny, amazing, loving, sweet, crazy, intense, taz-like, VERY "punny" teenage son on the spectrum, named Bryce. He is the light of our lives. We prayed every single night for the first 4 years of our marriage to become parents. God answered our prayers with Bryce. We knew early on that things were "a little off" with him. When he was in Kindergarten for the first year, we began his testing. After a long time, lots of tests/observation/appts/etc, he was diagnosed with Autism, OCD, and ADHD at Vanderbilt. His school recommended that he repeat Kindergarten, and we agreed. Things were much easier for him with the diagnoses. I felt like we were getting somewhere finally! We found FoTS a few years later. Until we found this group, I kind of felt alone. We took Bryce to the first event after we found the group, and it was amazing. Before that, he wanted nothing to do with any children. He barely acknowledged they existed. He would listen to adults and answer questions when he wasn't off in his own little world, but he did not even realize kids were around. At the FoTS events, he would open up a little bit more. He would play for brief amounts of time with a few of the other children, but it was better than nothing! We made friends here. Friendships that I will be forever grateful for. We have volunteered at events to help, but I wanted to give more. I wanted to give back to this amazing group of people who have been here for me, and have been there for my son, more times than I could count. Showing us kindness, even coming to one of his birthdays when only one boy from his school showed up. I love FoTS and I am blessed and thankful to be able to give back by serving on the Board. I pray that I can give back even half of what this group has given to my family and I. God bless you all, and I hope to meet more of you guys soon!
My Husband, Dwaylon, and I have three amazing children. Kaden, our son, was diagnosed with Autism at age two. Our two beautiful daughters, Savannah and Avigail are both adopted. Our children are homeschooled and we reside in Marshall Co. Ky. As the event Coordinator for Families on the Spectrum, I hope to provide you with fun family outings, informational meetings, and most of all support. Families on the Spectrum has been great fun and comfort to me over the years and I am so glad to serve and give back to an organization that has given me so much.