Let's Talk About It- The Autism Center is a non-profit organization focusing on autism advocacy, education, and support. We offer IEP support, advocacy, behavioral interventions, sensory management support, and corporate training to promote the inclusion of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Additionally, we facilitate workshops and support groups as we strive to build a sense of community among our caregivers and their loved ones with ASD.
Our Mission: To help people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, individual developmental disabilities, and other mental health disorders and their caregivers to maximize their opportunities and life experiences.
Meet our team of committed ASD advocates below.
La Becky Roe, MS
An experienced educator and passionate visionary, La Becky Roe, leads strategic partnerships for Let's Talk About It- The Autism Center. With over 20 years of subject matter expertise, La Becky applies best practices and leverages personal experience for a high value and comprehensive offering.
As the parent of a child diagnosed with ASD, La Becky’s work is fueled by a genuine desire to reduce mental health misconceptions while increasing awareness and advocacy for persons with autism.
La Becky holds a post graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan and a Master of Science in Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services with a Concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis and Crime Prevention. She has received support from the City of Charlotte, and her community partnerships include Mecklenburg County and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) among others.
Chavon Robinson, LCSW-C, MSEd
Chavon M. Robinson is a licensed clinical social worker with over 18 years of mental health and counseling experience. With extensive expertise in mental and emotional development, Chavon leads Let's Talk About It- The Autism Center corporate training and education initiatives. Her insights contribute to high-quality curriculums and a comprehensive course offering.
An alumnus of the University of New York at Brooklyn College, Chavon has earned a Bachelor of Psychology degree in addition to a Master of Social Work and a Master of Education degree from Columbia University School of Social Work and Bank Street College of Education.
Chavon is committed to the promotion of spiritual, emotional, and mental health in the communities she serves, and her passion is evident in her contributions to Autism in Color.
Director of IT
Alvina Johnson, BS
Alvina Johnson is an experienced technology solutions professional who manages Let's Talk About It- The Autism Center's digital learning tools and communication. An alumnus of the University of South Carolina, Alvina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems.
With extensive project management and business administration expertise, Alvina employs technology to enhance operational efficiency at Autism in Color.
Alvina embraces life and strives to put a smile on the face of everyone she meets, hoping to share a word or deed to lead them to believe that their best is yet to come and they are “Blessed to be a blessing".
Director of Education
Jennifer Briggs, MSEd
Jennifer Briggs is an Exceptional Children’s teacher in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system. She received her Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). Ms. Briggs has 20 years of educational experience.
Mrs. Briggs served as a YWCA Director of Afterschool for ten years, before returning to school. Mrs. Briggs graduated from UNC Charlotte’s Cato College of Education with her Master’s Degree in Special Education. Mrs. Briggs currently works for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools as an EC teacher and a compliance facilitator, though she serves in many other capacities. Mrs. Briggs serves on the design team, the math and science committee, as a peer mentor, and helps develop the capabilities of student teachers from UNCC.
Chief Financial Officer
Raymond White, BS
Raymond White serves as CFO and Member of the Board of Directors for Let’s Talk About it. Mr. White is originally from Louisville, KY and graduated in Accounting from Tennessee State University in Nashville in Spring 1992. Mr. White has lived in Charlotte and worked in finance for 25+ years having spent time at Bank of America, Lowes, U.S. National Whitewater Center, and currently with TIAA. Autism is very close to home for Mr. White as he has close family members on the autism spectrum. This is what drives Mr. White passion to educate others regarding autism as well as preparing those on the autism spectrum with skills and tools needed for self-sufficiency.