Scarsdale residents Liane Kupferberg Carter and Marc Carter will each receive the Advocates for Adults with Autism Award on Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. at a virtual event hosted by Yes She Can Inc. The award honors those whose work empowers adults on the spectrum and benefits the whole community.
A longtime community activist, Liane Kupferberg Carter co-founded CHILD, the special education PTA in Scarsdale, co-authored a parent resource handbook for the school district, and with her husband Marc created the town’s sports league for children with special needs. She continues to serve on the inclusion task force at Westchester Reform Temple. She has a master’s in journalism from NYU and a B.A. in English from Brandeis University.
Marc Carter has been actively involved in supporting the autism and disabled communities’ efforts in achieving equity status in society. He sits on the board of several nonprofit organizations and has been active in public education as a member of the Scarsdale NY District School Board. He chaired the Scarsdale Village Council on People with Disabilities, where he facilitated the development of the disabled citizen first emergency responder alert form. He and Liane co-founded the Scarsdale Alternative League, which provided team-based recreational activities for children with disabilities who could not participate in mainstream rec department programs. He has an MBA in accounting from NYU Stern Graduate School of Business Administration, an M.A. in English literature from University of Chicago and a B.A. in English literature from Carleton College.
Liane and Marc are excited to be one of 10 founding families in Westchester County launching the northern expansion of Spectrum Designs, a screen-printing business that employs individuals on the autism spectrum, which will open its doors in Pleasantville this year. They met at Club Med, got engaged two weeks later, and are the proud parents of two adult sons, one with autism.
To register for the event, visit https://yesshecaninc.org/aaaa20/.Everyone who registers will receive an email with instructions on how to access the live streaming event.