Alison Singer, is cofounder and president of the Autism Science Foundation. 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 national Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, which is charged with writing a strategic plan to guide federal spending for autism research. Singer also serves on the executive board of the Yale Child Study Center, on the external advisory board of the Marcus Autism Center at Emory University, as chair of the associates committee at the Seaver Autism Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and on the external advisory board of the CDC’s Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Singer chairs the International Society for Autism Research public relations committee and is a member of the International Meeting for Autism Research program committee and community advisory committee. In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics named her an “Autism Champion.”