“We want to empower parents with the information and tools needed to provide the best possible care for their children.”

Jim Tafur – Founder,  Autism Technologies, Inc.

Astrid was built for parents, by parents.

Astrid started as a personal project to help my wife and I organize and manage our son Hunter’s autism treatment plan.  The project quickly evolved into a useful tool that allowed us to easily track the effectiveness of his treatments against his developmental goals.  This gave us information that was helpful when making decisions about Hunter’s treatments.

Recognizing that this tool could help many other parents, we decided to continue to develop Astrid into a robust platform dedicated to supporting families affected by autism.  In addition to making autism care management as easy as we could, we wanted to provide a centralized place where parents could connect with one another to share their stories and experiences in a safe and focused environment.  Last but not least, we wanted to simplify the process of finding organizations, service providers and healthcare professionals who are not only educated and experienced in autism treatment but available to help quickly.

Today, Astrid includes a community of safe and informative forums led by parent mentors and healthcare professionals along with our mobile app and virtual assistant which allow parents to easily create, track and manage their child’s autism treatment plan.

We believe that with these resources parents will be empowered to identify and manage viable treatment options for their children.

Our Team

Jim Tafur

CEO / Founder

Parent/Caregiver experienced in the creation and management of innovative technologies.

Cheryl Tafur

CIO / Founder

Parent/Caregiver experienced in clinical research and holistic health.

Tom Gotuzzo

CRO / President / Co-Founder

Parent experienced in business development of communications and intelligent technologies.

Marco Pascalini

CTO / Co-Founder

Parent experienced in enterprise technology development and management.

Armen Nikogosian, MD


Parent/Caregiver Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) and the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS)

Preston Brooks

Director of Operations

Parent/Caregiver experienced in business development, operations management, and quality control.