Committee Members:

Joy Arbuckle has 25 plus of experience in providing supports to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disorders.  She obtained her Bachelor’s of Social Work from Concord College in Athens, WV and her Master’s of Science in Psychology from Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.   Throughout her career, Joy has provided direct services, Birth to Three services, Service Coordination, and Positive Behavior Support services. She provides these services through her employment at Open Doors for the Developmentally Challenged, Inc.   Her interactions with people on the Autism spectrum have encouraged her to continue research and advocate for resources for this population.

Langhorne Preston is a mom to four children experiencing life on the autism spectrum.  She taught elementary school for 10 years in the public school system, while advocating for students in her inclusion classroom.  She currently works with both neuro-typical and neuro-divergent people in a music school.  She is passionate about finding ways to encourage people to see and use their differences as a strength in this world.  Langhorne believes that every person is gifted with a special set of skills that deserves to be recognized and celebrated.  Difference is a strength not a liability!

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