Alison Morantz moved to California in 2004 to join the faculty of Stanford Law School, where she teaches contracts and employment law, and researches the law and economics of protective labor regulation. Her son, who has autism and comorbid mental illness, lives in the community after spending years receiving treatment away from home.
Despite the complexity of his condition, he enjoys considerable day-to-day autonomy, has free access to the outdoors, and sees his family frequently. Alison and her husband were founding members of the Parent Advisory Board of the Stanford Autism Center. They continue to advocate for their son and other individuals with developmental disabilities, especially those with comorbid conditions.