Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome (a form of Autism) at age 10, Amy Gravino, M.A., is a Certified Autism Specialist and international speaker. As the founder and President of A.S.C.O.T Consulting, Amy offers autism consulting and college coaching services for individuals on the autism spectrum, mentoring services for young adults with autism, and professional presentations for conferences, autism events, schools and professional development workshops.
Amy Gravino has given two TED Talks, spoken twice at the United Nations for World Autism Awareness Day (2011 and 2018), and presented to numerous audiences on a variety of topics, including autism and sexuality issues faced by girls with ASD, growing up on the spectrum, bullying and bullying prevention, and transitioning individuals on the spectrum to higher education. Amy obtained her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis (ABA) from Caldwell University in 2010. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Specialisterne USA, Yes She Can, Inc., and the Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City. Amy is co-facilitator of the Morris County support group chapter of ASPEN-NJ and is now authoring The Naughty Autie, a memoir of her experiences with dating, relationships, and sexuality from the firsthand perspective of a woman on the autism spectrum.