Pinney’s unparalleled work in the field of autism raises the bar when it comes to helping people on the spectrum gain access to education around the world. Driven by the belief that no parent or child should suffer simply because of the country they are born, led Pinney to create and deploy a highly sustainable model that works with local professionals around the world to quickly ramp up the availability of autism services in under-resourced areas.
“I’ve been doing this work for over 15 years. At the Global Autism Project, we believe that when you trust the locals, empower them with the proper knowledge, real change can take effect. I am grateful that my alma mater recognizes what we are building and am deeply humbled and honored to be receiving this award,” says Pinney.