Our Columnists


Temple Grandin, PhD


Temple is a internationally respected specialist in designing livestock handling systems. She is the most noted high-functioning person with autism in the world today.

Ellen Notbohm


Ellen is the author of Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, and three other award winning books on autism.

James Ball, EdD, BCBA-D


Jim has been working in the field of autism for 20+ years helping children, teens, adults with ASD. Learn more about Jim’s consulting services company on his website.

Dr. Jed Baker


Jed is the author of six award-winning books, including No More Victims, No More Meltdowns, and a series of social manuals. He also directs the Social Skills Training Project.

Jennifer Cook O’ Toole


Jennifer O’ Toole, winner of the 2012 Temple Grandin Award, is an Aspie (also married an Aspie) with three Asperkids of her own! Jennifer is the author of five books, including the newly released The Asperkid’s Game Plan.

Joanne Lara 


Joanne is the founder of the Autism Movement Therapy (AMT), the recipient of two Autism Speaks grants, was the autism expert on the Fox show Touch, and is core adjunct faculty at National University in Los Angeles.

Keri Bowers


Keri is a mother, advocate, speaker, filmmaker, co-founder of The Art of Autism (www.the-art-of-autism.com), and owner of Normal Films. Her films, Normal People Scare Me, The Sandwich Kid, and ARTS, are films about possibilities, disabilities, and the arts.