Emily Scott’s journey with autism began fifteen years ago as a parent after her youngest son was diagnosed at the age of three. Concerned over a lack of services and inclusive opportunities in her community, she has since been a part of several grassroots advocacy efforts to expand education and healthcare options for Oklahoma’s children and youth with autism. Her experience as an advocate, volunteer, and fundraiser for local autism organizations led to her nomination to serve on AFO’s Board of Directors in 2017 and she was Board Chair of the organization prior to accepting the role of Executive Director in 2018.
Emily worked in healthcare marketing and communications before joining the staff at AFO. She holds degrees from FIDM, the University of Oklahoma, and is currently completing her M.S. degree at Louisiana State University in Nonprofit Management. Emily has received several state and national advocacy-related awards for her efforts to improve the lives of autistic Oklahomans.