Alycia Halladay is the Chief Science Officer at the Autism Science Foundation. She oversees the science programs and portfolio of ASF. She previously served as Senior Director of Environmental and Clinical Sciences at Autism Speaks. She holds a PhD in psychology from Rutgers University and completed a post doctoral fellowship in pharmacology and toxicology at Rutgers University.

Casey Gold is the Director of Operations at the Autism Science Foundation. Casey assists with the implementation of the brain tissue donation campaign in addition to other ASF events and programs. She has three years of teaching experience in special education, working mostly with children with an ASD. Casey graduated from Skidmore College with a BS in Educational Studies and received a Masters in Early Childhood Special Education from George Washington University.

Jason Ross joins ASF as Part-time Program Associate. Jason is a seasoned advocate for people who are often misunderstood and have suffered abuse as a result of their disabilities. He is a frequent contributor to the field of autism education and has helped others to self-actualize through oral presentations, blogging, artwork and creative writing. He continually strives to inform and defend those in the autism community who wish to better stand up for their rights and to improve the quality of their lives. Jason has appeared on a PBS special, This Emotional Life, and has served as a keynote speaker at the 2010 Autism Society of America Conference. His Drive Mom Crazy blog is widely read and often elicits responses on a variety of topics dealing with autism. He has a bachelor’s degree from Long Island University in Biology with a minor in Psychology.

Summer Interns

Priyanka Shah joins ASF as Science Relations Associate. Priyanka is a rising senior at Boston University where she works with Helen Tager-Flusberg. She is majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Special Education, and enjoys painting and drawing in her free time.