Dr. Amanda Carter
Dr. Amanda Carter was born in Washington, D.C., and an only child who was raised in Maryland. She attended Shaw University located in Raleigh, North Carolina for undergraduate studies and successfully completed the required course work in three years with honors with a major in Psychology. She obtained her Master’s at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, she enrolled into a Doctoral program at Argosy University for two semesters and transferred to Nova Southeastern University located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In June 2014, she graduated with a Doctoral degree maintaining a GPA of 3.96. Her dissertation was conducted in East Haddam, Connecticut which addressed Parental Perceptions for Adolescents diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Carter's area of expertise include Autism Spectrum Disorder, and mental health.
Dr. Carter has appeared on local, national, international television and radio. She has
become a known international speaker in Accra, Ghana and provides training and seminars abroad to raise autism awareness.
Dr. Carter has raised funds, coordinated and participated in 5k events for children diagnosed with autism. She raised a service dog to help aid in the life of child diagnosed with autism, and to date she trained and raised CARAFAP’s therapy dog, Bailey to assist clients enrolled in CARAFAP’s services. She enjoys riding horses, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.