Emily Scott’s journey with autism began fifteen years ago as a parent after her youngest son was diagnosed with autism. 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 quickly led to her nomination as 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 is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and is currently completing her M.S. degree at Louisiana State University in Nonprofit Management. She has received several state and national advocacy-related awards for her efforts to improve the lives of autistic Oklahomans. With a commitment to serving the lifespan, Emily is currently leading efforts at AFO to provide autism education for childcare workers, post-secondary education institutions, employers, law enforcement officers, and justice system professionals.
Emily lives in Oklahoma City with her three children, several pets, and even more houseplants.