Making Connections ASD Networking Group Coordinator Ms. Pedersen lives in Owens Cross Roads, Al. with her husband of 19 years, William. Norma represents one of the many community parents who both extensively volunteer and provide a family-needs perspective. She is currently home schooling her son and has, in the past, served in as a room mother and assisted with several of the volunteer programs at Hampton Cove Elementary School. Norma was born and raised in Michigan and worked in the Medical Field as a Certified Dental Assistant and office Manager. Norma enjoys helping others and has been volunteering and supporting local events since 2007. Norma now coordinates Making Connections, a parent led support network for families in the Huntsville area and sits on the advisory committee of The Autism Resource Foundation.