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Tobi Rates

Executive Director, Autism Society Oregon

Tobi has been the Executive Director of the Autism Society of Oregon since October 2011. Prior to becoming Executive Director, she served on the Board of Directors for ASO as a volunteer. A native of Washington, DC, Tobi is an alumna of the University of Virginia and the University of Colorado School of Law. She previously practiced law in Boulder, Colorado and in the Washington, DC metro area. Tobi and her husband, Dale, are the proud parents of two children, both of whom are autistic. Tobi has been involved with the autism community since moving to Oregon in 2008. She is passionate about helping autistic individuals and their families access and navigate the educational, medical, governmental, and community support systems available in Oregon.