Staff

 

Casey Gold is the Operations Manager 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.

 

Meredith Gilmer is the Community Relations Associate at the Autism Science Foundation. She works to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders, share the latest research in the field, and engage and inspire members of the community to support autism research. Meredith graduated from James Madison University where she majored in Sociology.

 

 

Carol Koch is the Director, Special Projects at the Autism Science Foundation. After a career in corporate law, including over twenty years in the legal department of Citigroup, Carol joined the Autism Science Foundation to work on various initiatives and programs, including the launch of the Autism BrainNet. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, has a JD from the New York University School of Law, and represents families in special needs planning and guardianship matters. Her youngest son has autism.

 

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.

 

 

2014 Summer Intern
 

Ramita Ravi is currently enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania, where she hopes to pursue a major in Health and Societies and minors in Urban Education and Consumer Psychology. Inspired by her cousin, who is on the autism spectrum, Ramita became interested in autism research and awareness at a young age. With interests in dance and healthcare, Ramita has used dance as a means of therapy, fundraising, and advocacy for Autism Spectrum Disorders. As the current Awareness Chair for UPenn’s student advocacy group, “Penn Speaks for Autism,” Ramita promotes autism awareness across UPenn’s campus as well as the Greater Philadelphia region.