Autism Science Foundation
419 Lafayette Street
Alison Singer is Founder and President of the Autism Science Foundation, a not for profit organization launched in April 2009 to support autism research. From 2005-2009 she served as Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors at Autism Speaks, resigning in response to Autism Speaks’ decision to fund additional vaccine/autism research, despite overwhelming evidence indicating no causal relationship.
Singer serves on the federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) which is charged with writing a strategic plan to guide federal spending for autism research. She also serves on the National Institute of Mental Health’s Alliance for Research Progress, on the board of the Yale Child Study Center, on the external advisory board of the Autism Baby Siblings Research Consortium, on the board of directors of Mental Health News, and as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ New York State Immunization Coalition. She also chairs the Communications Committee for the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR).
Singer has a daughter with an autism, as well as an older brother with autism.