A longtime volunteer and stay-at-home mother of three, Stacey Stirmer has always been active in the community.
Yet she and her business executive husband, Lloyd, who have an adult son with autism and epilepsy, recently decided to add yet another layer of responsibility to their lives: In May, the Fulton couple started a nonprofit charitable foundation named Voices for Autism.
The Stirmers' organization will hold its first fundraiser Sept. 24 at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. All proceeds from the dinner, concert and silent auction will be donated to Autism Speaks, a national advocacy organization based in New York.
The couple decided to take action in March...