AUCD Autism Special Interest Group Open House

AUCD Autism Special Interest Group Open House

Thursday, April 29, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom

Flyer of Autism Special Interest Group. Rainbow triangles on the top left corner. Picture of co-chair Brian Be on the bottom left and co-chair Laura Carpenter on the bottom right.


Join Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) co-chairs, Brian Be and Dr. Laura Carpenter for this opportunity to learn more about the SIG’s activities, network with other members, and share ideas.

Who should attend? 

  • Current members 
  • Interested members 
  • Self-Advocates with Autism
  • Family members of people with Autism 
  • Community Stakeholders
  • Healthcare professionals 

Why should you attend? 

  • Learn more about the group
  • Network
  • Contribute ideas and help plan group's 2021-2022 activities 
  • Hear a special announcement about 1 year vice-chair volunteer position

Autism Special Interest Group Co-Chairs:

Man smiles at the camera. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He wears a blue collared shirt.. Brian Be is an artist, performs, write songs and does photo/videos. Being on the Autism Spectrum, he lives with ongoing challenges/blessings. He is a person with various ThisAbilities. Brian is the Self Advocacy Coordinator for JFK Partners, taking arts into community wellness programs. Why does he go by Brian Be? Simple, Be yourself, quirks & all. Besides just entertainment performing, he combines interactive Arts with Wellness, for example as a public presenter, & co facilitator. He's served community in many ways and 2 that are notable include; appointment to the Colorado Behavioral Health Planning and Advisory Council for 10 years, and for 2 years as co-chair of JFK Partners Community Advisory Council.


Woman with shoulder length dark red hair wearing a black jacket and patterned blouse underneathLaura Carpenter, PhD

Laura Carpenter, PhD is a Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and the training director of the South Carolina LEND program.  Her research focuses on the assessment and treatment of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as ASD epidemiology.



Please note:

  • There is no cost for this webinar.
  • CEUs are not offered for this webinar.
  • This webinar will be held on the Zoom Platform. You can test your connection with Zoom before joining the meeting here.
  • CART will be provided. For additional disability accommodations, email [email protected]
  • This webinar will be archived.