Allison has served as an Autism Consultant with the Florida State University Autism Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) for fifteen years, primarily working with their teen and adult clients. She provides consultation to individuals living with ASD, their families, educators, social service and medical professionals, and the community. She’s also participated in grant-funded research supporting adults with ASD with job interview skills, created and curated the Artists and Autism Exhibition Series for FSU CARD, and provides ASD training to law enforcement throughout the region. Prior, Allison worked for Leon ARC for eleven years as a job coach for persons with disabilities and has served on their board since leaving the organization in 2006. She also serves on the KEYS Big Bend Committee which raises scholarship funds for students with disabilities to pursue post-secondary education, is the current PRISMS Regional Representative for the state of Florida providing guidance and support to Smith Magenis Syndrome (SMS) families and their supports, and also serves on the board for Florida Network on Disabilities (FND). Allison is passionate as a professional and as a parent about giving other individuals, parents, caregivers, educators, and professionals the guidance and ability to navigate the complicated system of supports to more successfully live and thrive with ASD. She lives in Tallahassee with her husband and two sons, one of which has Smith Magenis Syndrome, and with their energetic and lovable Welsh Terrier dog, Ruby.
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