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Shannon Des Roches Rosa is our senior editor and co-founder, and manages our social media and content. She writes about autism and parenting for Washington Post and Spectrum, among other outlets. She is the parent of three autistic and neurodivergent children—all of whom are all now bigger than she is.

Jennifer Byde Myers is a writer, editor, and parent of an autistic young adult. She has been writing since 2003 at www.jennyalice.com, chronicling her family’s journey from diagnosis to daily living with her son’s disabilities. She is also a founder and editor of Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism. Her writing has been featured in Family Circle Magazine, and at Salon.com, Care.com, and in several books including My Baby Rides the Short Bus, and Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism. Jennifer has been interviewed on KQED Forum, and has appeared on several BlogTalk radio programs. She is a Parenting.com Must-Read Mom, a Top 10 Autism blogger at The Stir and a regular contributor at Dandelion. She lives on the San Francisco peninsula with her supportive husband, two wily children, and their dogs. Follow her on Twitter at @jennyalice.

Diagnosed  with  Aspergers Syndrome at the age of 44, Special Education advocate Carol Greenburg's understanding of autism is enhanced by the daily triumphs of her autistic son's struggles with verbal language. Carol is both the East Coast Regional Director of AWN  (Autism Women's Network) and an editor at Thinking Person's Guide to Autism book and blog. She has spoken in venues throughout the United States, including two BlogHer conferences in New York City, conferences for Autism Society of America, Asperger's Association of New England and UCSF's  Developmental Disabilities Conference. From her home base in Brooklyn NY, where she lives with her husband and son, she has presented local educational institutions such as Hunter College, City University of New York in Queens, and St. Francis College in Brooklyn, as well as a variety of parent support groups and community-based organizations. A member of the Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) Carol has written articles for or been interviewed by diverse media outlets ranging from Family Circle Online, Child Mind Institute, Parents.com to Neurology Now.


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