OUR ESTEEMED COLUMNISTS
Temple Grandin, PhD
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.
Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.
Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D., formerly a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, is the recipient of the Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome (GRASP) Divine Neurotypical Award.
Carol Kranowitz, MA
Carol's Out-of-Sync Child books help parents, teachers and therapists understand Sensory Processing Disorder. An OT-wannabe and former preschool teacher, she continues writing and speaking about SPD.
Paula Simpson, OTR/L, MHA
Paula is the founder of Bridges of Possibilities, a pediatric therapy clinic that specializes in occupational, physical and speech therapy services for children with special abilities. She is also the founder of the MY Kid Counts, INC . Paula, is the author of the book entitled, Sensory Intergation, "Now that makes sense!"
Adam is an acclaimed authority on autism. He is the author of the much praised books, A History of Autism: Conversations with the Pioneers (2010) and Autism Works: A Guide to Successful Employment Across the Entire Spectrum (2018). He has lectured on autism all over the world.
Elizabeth Irish, MLS
Elizabeth is a health sciences librarian, specializing in education and consumer health information. She is a frequent contributor to AASD as well as having published and presented in the library field.
Ido Kedar, 25, is the author of two books. His memoir, Ido in Autismland; Climbing Out of Autism’s Silent Prison, was published when he was 15 years old and has been translated into five languages. His groundbreaking novel, In Two Worlds, takes the reader into the head and heart of a nonspeaking autistic boy, Anthony. Ido has been a tireless advocate, blogger and public educator.
Shoshana Levin Fox, EdD
Shoshana Levin Fox, EdD, is a child psychologist, play therapist/supervisor, autism specialist and the author of the parent-friendly An Autism Casebook for Parents and Practitioners: The Child Behind the Symptoms. The Child Behind the Symptoms. She has shared her wealth of experience using playbased methods to assess and treat young autistic children in numerous worldwide conference forums.
Jan Starr Campito, M.S., M.PhII.
Jan is a life, college and career coach specializing in neurodiverse clients. She is the author of the book Supportive Parenting: Becoming an Advocate for Your Child with Special Needs and recently published a book chapter on moving towards adulthood in A Spectrum of Solutions for Clients with Autism.
Jennifer Cook O’ Toole
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.
Krisshonda Odufuwa, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, SLP-Assistant
Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D., formerly a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, is the recipient of the Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome (GRASP) Divine Neurotypical Award, American Academy of Pediatrics Autism Champion, and two-time recipient of the Council for Exceptional Children Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award
Meet the Editors
Lyn Dunsavage Young
Lyn has received accolades for her superlative work, editing and writing, over the decades. She has worked in book publishing for 17 years before stepping into the role of editor for Autism Digest.
Katriona is a writer and social media manager with a lifelong interest in autism. She is passionate about promoting the use of technology and evidence-based techniques to help improve the lives of those with autism.