Dr James Morton is an accredited specialist in haematology-oncology, a Medical Director of Haematology-Oncology Clinics of Australasia and a senior specialist in leukemia and bone marrow transplant services. Above all, he is a passionate advocate for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and is the Chairman and Founder of not-for-profit AEIOU Foundation for children with autism.
As a strong and ardent advocate for children with ASDs and their families, Morton takes a whole-of-life approach to providing the best opportunities and programs for children with ASD. The first AEIOU Foundation centre opened in 2005 using the Morton’s personal savings; today, AEIOU is one of Australia’s largest providers of high quality, early intervention treatment and has ten centres in Queensland and South Australia.
Morton’s philanthropic interests also include the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland where he was a board member from 2000 to 2008 and was instrumental in creating and initiating ‘The World’s Greatest Shave for a Cure’.
Morton was named a Member of the Order of Australia in 2015, a decade after the establishment of the AEIOU Foundation. Morton has changed people’s lives, as a brilliant Haemato-Oncologist, as a philanthropist, and as an advocate for people with autism.