Portia Iversen, an Emmy-winning art director (for The Tracey Ullman Show), has been a vigorous proponent of autism research since her son Dov was diagnosed with the condition in 1994. Together with her husband, Jon Shestack, she established the Cure Autism Now Foundation (CAN), one of the largest nongovernmental funding resources for autism research worldwide. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three children.
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