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The Advisory Stakeholder Group on Autism Related Needs was created by HB 718 in the 2021 Maryland General Assembly session and is located within the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives.



Adam Jones Madison House Autism Foundation/Autism After 21
Ami Taubenfeld Itineris, Executive Director
Carmen Brown Branch Chief, Interagency Collaboration, Maryland State Dept. of Education
Christian Miele Assistant Secretary, Dept. of Disabilities
Christine Ceely Physical Therapist, Professor at Shenandoah University
Christine Ceely Physical Therapist Case Mentor/Reviewer, Shenandoah University
Del. Lisa Belcastro Maryland House of Delegates, District 11, Baltimore County
Del. Michele Guyton Maryland House of Delegates, District 42B, Baltimore County
Devan A. Southerland Owner, Brown on the Spectrum
Dorie Flynn  Executive Director, MANSEF
Dr. Annie McLaughlin Advocate, BCBA-D, Special Educator Annie McLaughlin Consulting
Dr. Peggy Pugh Chief Academic Officer, Montgomery County Public Schools
Dr. Shannon Brown West Owner and Pediatrician, Premiere Pediatrics
Elizabeth Benevides Director of Outreach, Hussman Foundation/Hussman Institute for Autism
Emily Arker School Psychologist, Montgomery County Schools
Emily Pratt BCBA, Proud Moments ABA
Fatima Saleem Speech Language Pathologist, Kennedy Krieger (CARD)
Gregory Robinson Autistic Self-Advocacy Network Policy Director
JaLynn Prince Madison House Foundation, Autism After 21, parent advocate
Janet Furman Director of Children’s Services, Maryland Developmental Disabilities, Administration, Maryland Dept. of Health
Jennifer Stiles H&S Family of Bakeries, Director of Human Resources
Lisa Wiederlight University of Baltimore, Center for Drug Policy and Prevention, Chief Performance Officer
Melissa Rosenberg Howard County Autism Society Executive Director
Nancy Forsythe University of Maryland
Nicole LeBlanc Shared Support, MD TASH
Nikki Harris Pathfinders for Autism, Baltimore City Fire Department, Parent Advocate
Rachel London Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, Executive Director
Raymond Marshall President, Board of Directors for the Arc of Maryland, Attorney
Rebecca Rienzi Pathfinders for Autism, Executive Director
Roger Thibadeau JHU APL
Ryan Roddey Charles County Public Schools, Special Education Teacher

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