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Alix Generous      

Mental Health Advocate & Motivational Speaker With Asperger's Syndrome

Alix Generous is a college student and biology researcher with Asperger syndrome. She stresses the importance of building accepting environments for all kinds of minds.

Alix Generous has Asperger syndrome, but was misdiagnosed for years. A student and researcher who is passionate about molecular biology and neuroscience, she encourages people like her to share their intelligence and insights. She is a co-owner of the startup AutismSees, which develops technology tools to help all kinds of people give presentations.

At 19, Generous won first place in a nationwide competition for her work in quorum sensing and coral reefs. Her paper titled "Environmental Threats on the Symbiotic Relationship of Coral Reefs and Quorum Sensing," was published in Consilience. In November 2013, she was a youth delegate for the UN Convention of Climate Change (COP19), where she negotiated technology transfers and issues of medical importance. She has assisted neuroscience researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina, Tufts University School of Medicine, and the University of Vermont.

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TED Radio Hour : NPR

Alix Generous: How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger's. NPR logo NPR. TED Radio Hour TED Radio Hour. A journey through fascinating ...

Headspace : TED Radio Hour : NPR

TED Radio Hour · Alix Generous: How Do Stereotypes Of Mental Health Affect Us ? by NPR/TED STAFF. How Do Stereotypes Of Mental Health Affect Us?

One Year Later: How Is AutismSees Doing? - Forbes

Thank you, Danielle and the team at AutismSees: Alexandria Trombley and Alix Generous; Anthony Principe, Stan Laidus, and Laura Carpenter. Comment on ...

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