Allison discovered the Autism Alliance when she was seeking support and community resources for her son (now 25) when he was three years old, only a few years after the Alliance was created.
Allison is a graduate, from the University of Southern Maine in the field of Therapeutic Recreation. She has been a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist for 33 years. Allison has worked in long term care and rehabilitative care for developmentally disabled and physically disabled adults. Allison has worked at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical School and Hospital in the Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic. She began as the Assistant Director of the Autism Alliance in 2006, and became the Executive Co-Director in 2015.
One of Allison’s main priorities is working on respite-focused family programming and broadening therapeutic recreation programs that serve the lifespan of individuals with intellectual disability and Autism.
“Autism is our heart and passion; it has changed all our lives in ways that are indescribable. It is a privilege to do this meaningful and rewarding work with families and the community”