Application Deadline: Sunday, August 1, 2021


AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) is pleased to announced the new:


Vice Chair Position 


This is an exciting new leadership opportunity for an up-and-coming leader in the Autism Community.The Vice Chair of the Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) will work closely with the co-chairs Brian Be and Dr. Laura Carpenter on SIG activities and events throughout the year. 


Specific Responsibilities and Time Commitment 

  • One-year long position starting in September 2021 
  • Attend 8-12 meetings throughout the year
  • Support planning for SIG activities such as the Autism Acceptance Month webinar series in April and the SIG meeting at the AUCD Conference in November
  • Communicate and engage with SIG members and interested members through listserv and meetings

Who should consider applying?

  • Self-advocates who self-identify as being on the autism spectrum 
  • Family advocates
  • Trainees (current or former)

Why apply?

  • Develop and apply your leadership skills
  • Build relationships with AUCD Network leaders
  • Receive mentoring by the SIG co-chairs

Applicants will be evaluated on: 

  • Interest and relevant skills
  • Past team or leadership experience
  • Familiarity with AUCD, Autism, and healthcare
  • Connection to AUCD network sites (LEND, DBP, UCEDD, IDDRC) - not required but preferred


  • Application due August 1, 2021
  • Interviews will occur in August 2021
  • Position begins September 2021
  • Position ends September 2022


Application Deadline: Sunday, August 1, 2021