Cari Brown

Systems Advocacy Specialist & Communications Coordinator

Cari Brown has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and originally worked in marketing/advertising for various companies. However, all this changed when her son was diagnosed with autism. Quickly, she was thrown into the world of advocacy and discovered how hard families must work to gain access to appropriate services. Her family moved to Colorado from Utah in 2013, and from day one, Fort Collins has felt like home. Starting in October 2013, Cari spearheaded efforts to update Colorado law to remove treatment caps on ABA Therapy in private insurance plans; this process was critical so children with autism would have access to medically necessary levels of therapy through private/commercial insurance. The bill passed on March 24, 2015 thanks to the massive collaboration effort behind the legislation. The Arc of Larimer County was integral to the effort, and supported Cari when she served as a volunteer. Now, Cari is excited to continue this work as an employee.

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