Benjamin Kaufman, MSW

Senior Manager, MCH Technical Assistance
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Benjamin Kaufman, MSW

Benjamin (Ben) Kaufman is a key part of the MCH technical assistance team that works with LEND and DBP training programs. He came to AUCD from the Organization for Autism Research, where he was the Director of Programs and Community Outreach for more than two years. There, he developed resources and managed initiatives aimed at increasing access to practical, evidence-based information among parents, educators, clinical professionals, and other members of the autism community. Ben previously worked as a policy advocate with the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland's education reform project, and also coordinated outreach efforts for A Wider Circle, a DC-area nonprofit that addresses cyclical poverty through various support and education programs.

Ben earned an MSW in management and community organizing from the University of Maryland School of Social Work, where he received the Julee Kryder-Coe Award for outstanding achievement in advocacy and social action. He holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan and has a younger brother with developmental disabilities.