Staff

Miles Banks
Miles Banks
My name is Miles Banks. I am 26 years old and am from Providence, RI. I watch television, game shows, and YouTube videos, and I play online games (computer, app, video). I like to walk a lot and listen to music. My job-related interests are stocking (putting things in order) and counting money. I want to find a well-paying job and get back into Trident Tech for online networking. Some fun facts about me are that I am into puzzles, racing games, word searches, math, cars, action games, and wrestling.
Scott Biehl
Scott Biehl
I’m into cars, kids, autism, drawing, trains, and driving. I’m from New York. I went to a trade school for collision and refinishing. I look forward to help others learn about autism and how to help others with it.
Kristina Blake
Kristina Blake
My name is Kristina Blake, and I am 24 years old. I live in Goose Creek, SC. I have fun riding horses, doing Zumba, reading, playing games, and listening to music. I like working with children and animals, and possibly want to be able to work in a music studio. During my time with the Autism News NetWORK, I would like to accomplish better communication skills, be more comfortable around others, and learn everything I possibly can. I love my pets and being a part of groups.
Jennifer Engel
Jennifer Engel
My name is Jennifer Engel. I am from Ohio and I am 19 years old. I love animals, video games, and spending time with family.
Leo D. Glover
Leo D. Glover
I have Autism. I am online as Leo D. Glover. I live with my mom. I enjoy film and theater. I love NBA basketball and my favorite team is the Boston Celtics. Also, I am a BIG Charleston Riverdogs fan!
Bobby Kalman
Bobby Kalman
My name is Bobby Kalman, and I am 22 years old. I was born in Romania, and have lived in Charleston for most of my life. I like to ride horses and enjoy taking pictures with my iPhone. I am interested in graphic design, making cool logos, and working with fonts with an app on the phone. My goals for this program are to hopefully get assigned a job with a TV or radio production company that is local to the Charleston area. Some fun facts about me: I love horses, technology, and gaming.
Ainsley Knight
Ainsley Knight
I’m 19 years old and I enjoy reading, listening to music, and hanging out with my family. My most recent project is Autism News NetWORK, where people with Autism work together to make a website that will be launching soon.
David Mitchell
David Mitchell
My name is David Mitchell. I am 21 years old and from Ravenel, S.C.
I like to play video games, edit videos, read articles, artwork and drawing, railfanning, live streaming on YouTube, making blueprints, and repairing and building things, working out. I also like to do public speaking. I am a Self-Advocate for autism rights, video blogger, livestreamer, Youtuber, video editor, artist, advocate, speaker. I am proud to be autistic.
Patrick Reid
Patrick Reid
Hi! I’m sort of your everyday average Joe. But I’m also a passionate competitive Pokemon player. When you face me, watch out! Because I don’t go easy! I’m also an artist! Both on paper and digital (pixel art). You can see some of my work on Facebook. I also LOVE anime! My favorite is Gurren Lagann!


M. Frampton Gwynette, MD
Dr. M. Frampton Gwynette graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine in 2000. He completed both his residency in Adult Psychiatry and fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Gwynette joined MUSC’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Faculty in 2006. He is the Founder and Director of Project Rex, a social skills training program that has served hundreds of patients with Autism and their families throughout the state since 2008. Dr. Gwynette is also the Director of the General Psychiatry Clinic within the Department’s Community and Public Safety Psychiatry Division. In this role, Dr. Gwynette has administrative, teaching and supervisory roles working alongside third and fourth-year psychiatry residents, clinical faculty, and support staff.

Since 2011, Dr. Gwynette has helped lead both on-campus and community efforts to bring an Autism Center to MUSC. From 2011 to 2013, he served as the Co-Chair of the MUSC Autism Center Strategic Planning Committee, and was the lead author on the committee’s Strategic Plan submitted to Dr. Etta Pisano (the MUSC College of Medicine Dean) in 2012. Dr. Gwynette is currently an active member of the Steering Committee for the MUSC Center of Neurodevelopmental Medicine, created in 2013 from the integration of both the MUSC Autism Center and the MUSC ADHD Center Strategic Plans.

Dr. Gwynette’s clinical and research interests include biological and behavioral interventions for patients with Autism. He is currently the Principal Investigator for the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Adults with Autism and Depression trial, and a co-investigator for the Learning Enhancement Through Neurostimulation (LENS) study. The latter trial will investigate the impact of transcranial direct-current stimulation on the response to social skills training in adolescents with Autism. Dr. Gwynette also recently served as the primary investigator for an internally funded pilot grant studying the implementation of a social skills program using an online social network (Facebook). In addition, he served as a Co-Investigator on the Biomarkers in Autism of Aripiprazole and Risperidone Treatment (BAART), a federally funded, multi-center pharmacogenetic trial led by Primary Investigator Lindsay DeVane, Ph.D.

Dr. Gwynette is also active in community efforts to raise Autism awareness and support for patients and families. Most recently, he helped to organize the Lowcountry Autism Forum for the third consecutive year. This free educational event aimed at parents, loved ones, and stakeholders attracted over 800 attendees from four different states in October 2014, making it the largest free annual meeting of its kind in the world.

In 2014, Dr. Gwynette was appointed to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability Committee. He also serves in several other leadership positions in the state, including the Executive Council of the American Psychiatric Association’s South Carolina Branch and as the Vice Chair of the Board of the Lowcountry Autism Consortium.


Amanda Eblin, DNP, APRN

Dr. Amanda Eblin is an ANCC board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Maryland in 2015, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from MUSC in 2019.

Dr. Eblin’s graduate training included: outpatient psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, consult liaison, partial hospitalization, and assertive community treatment. She received specialized training in suicide prevention and the therapy models of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Based Therapy while in graduate school. Her doctoral research was based on reducing seclusion and restraint practices on an inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry unit.

Dr. Eblin first began her career in psychiatry leading Dialectical Behavioral Therapy groups at a partial hospitalization program for children and adolescents during undergraduate. Upon graduation she worked as a Registered Nurse for an inpatient pediatric behavioral health unit where she received additional training in crisis prevention. Her personal areas of clinical interest include psychopharmacology, behavioral therapy and social skills training.

Staff

Miles Banks
Miles Banks
My name is Miles Banks. I am 26 years old and am from Providence, RI. I watch television, game shows, and YouTube videos, and I play online games (computer, app, video). I like to walk a lot and listen to music. My job-related interests are stocking (putting things in order) and counting money. I want to find a well-paying job and get back into Trident Tech for online networking. Some fun facts about me are that I am into puzzles, racing games, word searches, math, cars, action games, and wrestling.
Scott Biehl
Scott Biehl
I’m into cars, kids, autism, drawing, trains, and driving. I’m from New York. I went to a trade school for collision and refinishing. I look forward to help others learn about autism and how to help others with it.
Kristina Blake
Kristina Blake
My name is Kristina Blake, and I am 24 years old. I live in Goose Creek, SC. I have fun riding horses, doing Zumba, reading, playing games, and listening to music. I like working with children and animals, and possibly want to be able to work in a music studio. During my time with the Autism News NetWORK, I would like to accomplish better communication skills, be more comfortable around others, and learn everything I possibly can. I love my pets and being a part of groups.
Jennifer Engel
Jennifer Engel
My name is Jennifer Engel. I am from Ohio and I am 19 years old. I love animals, video games, and spending time with family.
Leo D. Glover
Leo D. Glover
I have Autism. I am online as Leo D. Glover. I live with my mom. I enjoy film and theater. I love NBA basketball and my favorite team is the Boston Celtics. Also, I am a BIG Charleston Riverdogs fan!
Bobby Kalman
Bobby Kalman
My name is Bobby Kalman, and I am 22 years old. I was born in Romania, and have lived in Charleston for most of my life. I like to ride horses and enjoy taking pictures with my iPhone. I am interested in graphic design, making cool logos, and working with fonts with an app on the phone. My goals for this program are to hopefully get assigned a job with a TV or radio production company that is local to the Charleston area. Some fun facts about me: I love horses, technology, and gaming.
Ainsley Knight
Ainsley Knight
I’m 19 years old and I enjoy reading, listening to music, and hanging out with my family. My most recent project is Autism News NetWORK, where people with Autism work together to make a website that will be launching soon.
David Mitchell
David Mitchell
My name is David Mitchell. I am 21 years old and from Ravenel, S.C.
I like to play video games, edit videos, read articles, artwork and drawing, railfanning, live streaming on YouTube, making blueprints, and repairing and building things, working out. I also like to do public speaking. I am a Self-Advocate for autism rights, video blogger, livestreamer, Youtuber, video editor, artist, advocate, speaker. I am proud to be autistic.
Patrick Reid
Patrick Reid
Hi! I’m sort of your everyday average Joe. But I’m also a passionate competitive Pokemon player. When you face me, watch out! Because I don’t go easy! I’m also an artist! Both on paper and digital (pixel art). You can see some of my work on Facebook. I also LOVE anime! My favorite is Gurren Lagann!
Dr. M. Frampton Gwynette, MD
Dr. M. Frampton Gwynette, MD
Dr. M. Frampton Gwynette graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine in 2000. He completed both his residency in Adult Psychiatry and fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Gwynette joined MUSC’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Faculty in 2006. He is the Founder and Director of Project Rex, a social skills training program that has served hundreds of patients with Autism and their families throughout the state since 2008. Dr. Gwynette is also the Director of the General Psychiatry Clinic within the Department’s Community and Public Safety Psychiatry Division. In this role, Dr. Gwynette has administrative, teaching and supervisory roles working alongside third and fourth-year psychiatry residents, clinical faculty, and support staff.

Since 2011, Dr. Gwynette has helped lead both on-campus and community efforts to bring an Autism Center to MUSC. From 2011 to 2013, he served as the Co-Chair of the MUSC Autism Center Strategic Planning Committee, and was the lead author on the committee’s Strategic Plan submitted to Dr. Etta Pisano (the MUSC College of Medicine Dean) in 2012. Dr. Gwynette is currently an active member of the Steering Committee for the MUSC Center of Neurodevelopmental Medicine, created in 2013 from the integration of both the MUSC Autism Center and the MUSC ADHD Center Strategic Plans.

Dr. Gwynette’s clinical and research interests include biological and behavioral interventions for patients with Autism. He is currently the Principal Investigator for the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Adults with Autism and Depression trial, and a co-investigator for the Learning Enhancement Through Neurostimulation (LENS) study. The latter trial will investigate the impact of transcranial direct-current stimulation on the response to social skills training in adolescents with Autism. Dr. Gwynette also recently served as the primary investigator for an internally funded pilot grant studying the implementation of a social skills program using an online social network (Facebook). In addition, he served as a Co-Investigator on the Biomarkers in Autism of Aripiprazole and Risperidone Treatment (BAART), a federally funded, multi-center pharmacogenetic trial led by Primary Investigator Lindsay DeVane, Ph.D.

Dr. Gwynette is also active in community efforts to raise Autism awareness and support for patients and families. Most recently, he helped to organize the Lowcountry Autism Forum for the third consecutive year. This free educational event aimed at parents, loved ones, and stakeholders attracted over 800 attendees from four different states in October 2014, making it the largest free annual meeting of its kind in the world.

In 2014, Dr. Gwynette was appointed to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability Committee. He also serves in several other leadership positions in the state, including the Executive Council of the American Psychiatric Association’s South Carolina Branch and as the Vice Chair of the Board of the Lowcountry Autism Consortium.

Amanda Eblin, DNP, APRN
Amanda Eblin, DNP, APRN
Dr. Amanda Eblin is an ANCC board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Maryland in 2015, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from MUSC in 2019.

Dr. Eblin’s graduate training included: outpatient psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, consult liaison, partial hospitalization, and assertive community treatment. She received specialized training in suicide prevention and the therapy models of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Based Therapy while in graduate school. Her doctoral research was based on reducing seclusion and restraint practices on an inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry unit.

Dr. Eblin first began her career in psychiatry leading Dialectical Behavioral Therapy groups at a partial hospitalization program for children and adolescents during undergraduate. Upon graduation she worked as a Registered Nurse for an inpatient pediatric behavioral health unit where she received additional training in crisis prevention. Her personal areas of clinical interest include psychopharmacology, behavioral therapy and social skills training.

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