Alison Morantz moved to California in 2004 to join the faculty of Stanford Law School, where she directs the Stanford Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Law and Policy Project (SIDDLAPP), and teaches contracts, employment law, and mental health law. Her son, who has autism and serious 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 co-occurring mental illness.