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Josh Cobbs

Board Member

Josh Cobbs is a parent of nineteen-year- old son with ASD. Cobbs holds a master’s degree in human service counseling with a focus in life coaching. He has spent over a decade advocating for equitable services for individuals with autism. Josh twice provided testimony to the United States Senate on access to care and the efficacy of remote ABA treatment. He has worked with post-secondary institutions on how to set up transitional education and work programs for people with autism and intellectual disabilities. Cobbs was instrumental in forming the legislative language for the Iowa Governor’s Council on Autism, and served as the inaugural Chairperson. As the driving force, Cobbs founded The Pier Center for Autism in Sioux City, Iowa, brining ABA to families who previously didn’t have access. Cobbs provides coaching, podcasts and blogs through Joyency.com and recently started building tailgating games with his son Noah with the hope of providing meaningful work for him long-term. In his professional life, Josh works for Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, IA as a Director of Career Education.


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