4th National Office - 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD
"I can think of no more appropriate way for all of us to mark the dedication of this facility than by reaffirming our shared commitment to America's handicapped children."
- Senator Charles Mathias, Jr., September 1981 dedication ceremony
The fourth National Office, which was located at 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD consisted not only of a headquarters building housing 86 staff but an educational center named for the first Executive Secretary, Dr. Kenneth Johnson. Used for workshops, seminars, committee and board meetings, the center was a reflection of the ever expanding activities and responsibilities of the Association.
Attractively situated on 18 acres of rolling land with a pond, the building was conveniently located to downtown Washington, DC, a future metro stop and the Capital Beltway. Over the next few years, membership grew steadily as did the need for additional staff to accommodate the growth. With adequate room for expansion, ASHA sought and received permission from the county to expand its headquarters building which it completed in 1990 and which doubled the amount of office space. But over the next decade, membership grew to over 97,000, and staff increased to 212, and ASHA was facing yet again another space problem over the next few years.