Alison Singer, M.B.A.
Co-Founder and President Autism Science Foundation
Alison Singer is Co-Founder and President of the Autism Science Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding autism research and supporting the needs of people with autism. As the mother of a child with autism and legal guardian of her adult brother with autism, she is a natural advocate. Since 2007, Singer has served on the U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) which is charged with writing a strategic plan to guide federal spending for autism research. She serves on the executive boards of the Yale Child Study Center, the Seaver Autism Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Marcus Autism Center at Emory University, as well as on the external advisory board of the CDCs Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics named her an autism champion. Prior to founding the Autism Science Foundation in 2009, she served as Executive Vice President of Autism Speaks and as a Vice President at NBC. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.