Alix Generous’s childhood was hindered with undiagnosed Autism until she learned to harness her gifts. Now at 23, she has already achieved what most people can only dream to do in their lives: speak at the United Nations, make a significant contribution to science, give three TED talks, most recently at TEDWomen 2015, and travelled the world.
In 2012, Alix travelled to Bali, Indonesia to study coral reefs where she discovered that bacteria deficiencies contributed to coral reef deaths.
After writing and submitting a research paper on these findings to the SustainUs Citizen Science Research Competition, she won 1st place and presented her findings at the United Nations Convention of Biological Diversity. She has over 3 years of experience working in neuroscience research at theTufts University School of Medicine and the Medical University of South Carolina.
In 2013, she co-founded the social impact and technology company Podium (Formerly AutismSees) and developed their
first product “Podium”, an iOS Application that teaches vocational and presentation skills to autistic youth.
In 2015, Her passion for working with youth led to the creation of a peer mentorship program with Podium and the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Aspire Program.
Alix is an advocate for the advancement of girls and young women in the sciences through education. When she is not traveling for speeches or working on her book, she tutors youth with special needs and abilities to improve their potential.
Alix offers services as a motivational speaker for issues concerning science, mental health, STEM, and women. Alix is an experienced professional speaker who tailors each speech individually towards the needs of the organization and it’s audience.
Alix has spoken for prominent organizations including Girls Inc., 4H, The College of Charleston Business School, The National Speakers Association, TEDx, and the United Nations.
AutismSees Presents Podium
Podium (Formerly AutismSees) was founded to bring a tech solution for young adults who fear eye contact while speaking or fear making public presentations. Higher-functioning teens and young adults on the spectrum with social communication disorders who are entering the workforce need tools to prepare for interviews; open-ended dialogue and debates; team presentations; and personal and professional relationships. Podium instills confidence, allowing users to enhance soft skills needed to succeed in life.
Our mission is to enhance the social and occupational functioning of teens and young adults with technology that allows users to practice public speaking, interviewing, and presenting to a virtual audience. For more information, check out our website: www.autismsees.com