David G. Amaral, Ph.D is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is the Research Director and Beneto Foundation Chair at the M.I.N.D. Institute. (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders).
Geraldine Dawson became Autism Speaks first Chief Science Officer in January of 2008. She serves as the scientific leader of Autism Speaks, working with the scientific community; stakeholders, and science staff, to shape, expand, and communicate the foundation's scientific vision and strategy.
Linda Lange earned her bachelor's in journalism from the University of Texas in Austin. Prior to her children, Madison 1996 and Olivia 1999, Lange worked in public relations and design for Schreiner University
Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at the University of Colorado and is one of the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. She is known worldwide for her work on the design of livestock handling facilities.
Vernon Smith is a Harvard Ph.D. and a professor of Economics at Chapman University. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002. He has authored or co-authored over 250 books and articles on finance and experimental economics. Vernon is without a doubt an extraordinary person with extraordinary achievements that he attributes to traits that some say are associated with Asperger’s.