Kent discusses AutismSpot and family life with wife Angie and sons Luke and Sam (who was diagnosed at an early age with Autism).
Editor of AutismSpot
Craig Gibson is the Editor-In-Charge of AutismSpot and SensorySpot, and a writer for ImagineVLE. Craig has also published on the local and national levels, with autism and learning disabilities being his primary focus. In addition, Craig is the Lower School Student Support Specialist for the Renaissance Academy Charter School in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Amber Brooks is a Defeat Autism Now! (DAN) Doctor, Board Certified Pediatric Chiropractor, and Craniosacral Therapist. She owns Whole Child Wellness in Dallas, Texas where she helps families put all the pieces together by bridging traditional and alternative medicine for optimum pediatric wellness.
Robert Naseef is a psychologist in independent practice. He is the author of Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Parenting a Child With a Disability, co-editor of Voices from the Spectrum and has published articles in numerous journals and publications. With 25 years of professional experience and 30 years as a parent of an adult child with autism, he has a keen insight into the issues faced by families.
Emily Olson is a working mother of three in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her youngest, Sophia, has PDD-NOS high functioning autism and sensory integration disorder. Due to limited options, Emily created a home based early intervention for Sophia at just 22 months old and created a blog at sensoryhippo.com to share the day to day ways she has worked to make life more manageable for both her family and Sophia. In 2010 they added an Autism Service Dog to their family to continue improving the quality of life for Sophia and the whole family.
Julie Hornok has been married to her wonderful husband, Greg, for 14 years and is the mother of three children, Andrew, Lizzie and Noah. Lizzie was diagnosed with moderate autism at 2 years old and now, at age 8, is mainstreamed in school and enthusiastically enjoys relationships with friends and family. Julie feels blessed that her daughter has come so far and enjoys spending her free time helping moms with a new autism diagnosis and sharing the small bits of wisdom she has learned along the way. Julie also loves to give back to the community by putting together special needs events.
GFCF and Special Eating Needs
Kendra Jean Finestead is the ultimate M.O.M. (Mom On a Mission). Years of dead-end-paths to healing her daughter's many "puzzle-pieces" led Kendra to exploring the GFCF diet for Molly, at the same time discovering multiple food allergies. Molly's special diet has been life-changing for her and her family, providing the paramount inspiration for Kendra's ever-growing venture as the founder of Greater Tots Organization, a specialized meal-planning and meal-delivery service for kids on special diets.
Feature blogger, Alaina, shares about life with kids Tyler, Madison, and severely autistic son, Jacob.
Feature bloggers, Laura and Amanda (KidSpeak), discuss effective speech and language therapy techniques that are fun and motivating for the whole family.
Notes on Nutrition
Feature blogger, Mika, covers nutrition and life with a son on the spectrum.