TalentScout Contributors

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Lindsey A. Nebeker, B.A.

Lindsey Nebeker is a musician, photographer, international speaker, and autism self-advocate with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology, living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In addition to her full time work as a Development Specialist at the Autism Society of America, Lindsey presents at conferences and workshops on various topics relating to autism, with a primary focus on love, relationships and sexuality.

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Brigid Rankowski

Brigid Rankowski has worked as an in home support worker and freelance mental health consultant. She’s written contributing articles to various publications in print and online. She is a member of the Autistic Global Initiative and the Autism Society of Maine Board of Directors. Her special interests include using performance arts as a way to promote creative expression and overall health.

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Karen Wolf-Branigin

Karen Wolf-Branigin currently serves as the Senior Executive Officer, National Initiatives at The Arc of the United States. In her 35+ year career she has worked at a number of national and local organizations that provide supports and services to people with disabilities and their families. Over the years Karen has supervised a number of employees with varying skills and abilities.

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Kyle Moriarty

Kyle Moriarty is a Vermonter with autism who began using supported typing in 2003. He is a peer leader of the Communication Alliance, a self-advocacy group of individuals who communicate using supported typing. Kyle has a goal to end the discrimination of people with disabilities and spread the word that we are all equally deserving of a full and meaningful life.

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Max Barrows

Max Barrows is a young man with Autism who believes in self-determination. Since 2007, Max Barrows has worked for Green Mountain Self-Advocates as the Outreach Coordinator. He provides training and technical assistance statewide, traveling to local self-advocacy groups around Vermont. Max is currently on the board of Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE).

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Hilary Prescott Clark

Hilary Prescott Clark works for Green Mountain Self-Advocates in Vermont. She is the Outreach Coordinator for a project called NEAT: North East Advocates Together. NEAT is a self-advocacy technical assistance grant funded by Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

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Nicole LeBlanc

Nicole LeBlanc, a person with autism, has worked for Green Mountain Self-Advocates as Advocacy Coordinator since August 2012. Nicole has a keen ability and interest in public policy and excels at communicating about the needs of people with developmental disabilities to public officials. She is responsible for educating legislators and representing the voices of people with developmental disabilities.

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Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman started working at The Arc of the United States as the Director of Autism Now in 2011. She holds a Master’s degree from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia in Special Education with a focus in autism. She has presented on topics including bullying, introduction to Autism, The Arc’s programs, and marriage and relationships from the perspective of an individual on the autism spectrum.