Molly Ola Pinney, Founder/CEO of Global Autism Project Pinney

Molly Ola Pinney

Founder & CEO at Global Autism Project

Molly is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Autism Project, a nonprofit organization focused on increasing the capacity of local individuals working with the autistic population worldwide. In 2003, after witnessing the mistreatment of children with autism while living in Ghana, Molly was inspired by the desire of the local community to create change. This community of change-makers inspired Molly to start the Global Autism Project, with a goal to "start in Ghana and go all over the world."

As a leader in the nonprofit community and the field of sustainable international services delivery, Molly has collaborated with, coached, and provided consulting services for multiple organizations to increase their ability to provide quality services to those with autism. Molly is a board member for Gracent, a national provider of evidenced-based behavioral analysis and therapy clinics providing a continuum of care to support people with autism and their families.

Molly has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her work, including the Comcast NBC Universal award, the Autism Light Foundation award, and Columbia University's Medal for Excellence award in 2019. Molly has been a featured speaker at numerous global events worldwide, and has delivered talks to domestic and international audiences. Her TEDx talk "Doing things for others doesn't help" discusses the importance of doing with people, rather than for them.

Resources by Molly Ola Pinney


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