Lauriann King works as the Education and Outreach Manager for the Autism Programs at the University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability. In this position, she works with individuals with autism and their families to assist them in connecting with resources and navigating the service system. Also, Lauriann is the coordinator for Partners in Policymaking, an intensive training program for future advocates and leaders in New Mexico. For the past two summers, Lauriann has enjoyed working at Camp Rising Sun. Lauriann has published several articles including, “Finding the Best Path: A Parent’s Journey to Discovering the Intervention Plan for a Child with Autism”, co-authored “Maternal Perceptions of Nutrition, Stress, Time, and Assistance During Mealtimes; Similarities and Differences Between Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mothers of Children with Typical Development” in the Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, and co-authored “Evaluating Outcomes of Dietary Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” in Exceptional Parent Magazine. She is also a board member with the New Mexico Autism Society. Lauriann has an 18-year-old son with autism and a 20-year-old daughter.