Alix Generous (born 1992) is a professional speaker, neuroscientist, author, applied behavior analyst, and observational comedian. Her TED talk “My Inner Life…” has received over 1.5 million views. Her works have been featured on NPR, Bloomberg Businessweek, TEDx, and the Sydney Opera House. Through high impact media, comedy, and creative storytelling, she advocates for scientific literacy, child welfare, and for the advancement of Mental Diversity. She grew up in Washington DC. At 17, She attended the College of Charleston where she studied Psychology, Molecular Biology, and Neuroscience.

 At 19, Generous won the 2012 Citizen Science Biodiversity competition for her paper on coral reefs and microbiology which she then presented at the United Nations Convention of Biological Diversity and subsequently had her work published with Columbia University’s Consilience: Journal of Sustainable Development. During that time, she also hosted her own radioshow “Brains and Fluff: Making Science Sexy” at CisternYard Media. At 20, she was a youth delegate with SustainUS at the United Nations Convention of Climate Change.

From 2013 to September 2016, she was the co-founder for Podium (formerly AutismSees), a social impact company that creates technology to help high functioning autistic millennials improve their presentation skills. In her 2015 TED talk, she comedically shares how tech improved her public speaking skills. 

When she’s not speaking at conferences, she lives in Los Angeles where she works on writing and is a registered behavior analyst for children with Autism.

A Voice for #MentalDiversity

 Her 2015 TED talk has gained over 1.4 million views on TED.

Alix offers services as a keynote speaker for select events on issues concerning science, mental health, STEM, and women.

Notable clients include the Sydney Opera House, TED, TEDx, United Nations, among many others. You can inquire about her availability to speak at your next event by emailing


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How to Think Big


Communicating My Inner Life with Aspergers

Girls Inc.

Sharing Experiences to Inspire

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Speaking at The Sydney Opera House: A Reflection

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

As I reflect on 2016, I think of all the wonderful opportunities I’ve had to help others in mental health advocacy and all the milestones I’ve accomplished. I quit AutismSees. I spoke at several conferences. I […]

Alix Generous Resigns from AutismSees to Pursue New Ventures

October 3rd, 2016|6 Comments

Generous comedically mentions how AutismSees and the App Podium helped improve her public speaking skills.

Alix Generous resigns as Co-founder from AutismSees to pursue new technology projects in Los Angeles. AutismSees is […]

Feeling With Heightened Senses

May 21st, 2015|Comments Off on Feeling With Heightened Senses

An Aspergers Perspective on Living With Sensory Integration Issues.

Some of the greatest struggles I had before I went to treatment at 11 are sensory integration problems. My sensitivities to food, certain fabrics in clothes, and […]

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