Felicia Williams Brown is a Connection & Resource Specialist for the Autism Society of NC. Her work involves supporting families and people with autism on social media by connecting them to services and helping with system navigation. She is a certified Community Health Worker, a Charting the LifeCourse Framework Ambassador, a certified trainer for Adult Mental Health First Aid, a Sexuality Educator for Individuals with IDD, a certified facilitator for the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), a certified instructor for HealthMatters and a certified facilitator for QPR Suicide Prevention. She serves on various Steering Committees, has been involved with numerous community projects and is a UNC LEND fellow; a prestigious leadership program for North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) at the CIDD that provides interdisciplinary leadership training at undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels, as well as interdisciplinary services and care.
Felicia is also the founder of Pioneering Change Consulting, LLC and is an Innovative Strategist and Educator. Her personal experience with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD), mental health, and trauma uniquely connects her to the interests of those impacted by these challenges. She supports organizations that serves this community and addresses areas of need that is often overlooked. Felicia is renowned on the subject and is actively involved in local initiatives that encourages programs and support for an inclusive society where everyone can thrive. She understands the complicated feelings of being an IDD caretaker, a support professional, or a person living with vulnerabilities. Her goal is to help everyone feel heard, supported, recognized, respected and equipped by using live workshops, online courses, and other influential tools to assist with concerns.
Most importantly, Felicia, a proud mother of three children, has a son with autism and devotes herself to preparing him for the day when he can achieve his goals and build his own interdependent system of support. He is a huge motivator for everything she does and she loves paying it forward while striving to be a role model for other families facing complex needs! She lives in Mebane, North Carolina, with her family and she feels honored to be able to do this type of work.