Our Columnists

 Temple Grandin, PhD

www.templegrandin.com

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

 

Ellen Notbohm  

www.ellennotbohm.com

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

 

 Garret Mathews

www.pluggerpublishing.com

Garret writes for the Evansville Courier & Press. He was named “Columnist of the Year” from all Scripps-Howard newspapers, and has written 6500 columns from everything from murderers to moonshiners.

 

Dr. Jed Baker 

www.jedbaker.com

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

www.asperkids.com

Jennifer, winner of the 2012 Temple Grandin Award, is an Aspie (married an Aspie) with three Asperkids! She is the author of five books, including the new The Asperkid’s Game Plan.

 

Joanne Lara 

www.autismmovementtherapy.org

Joanne is founder of the Autism Movement Therapy (AMT), a 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

www.normalfilms.com

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.