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Meet Our Autism Experts -- Here to Help You This Month

Posted by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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Throughout the month of April, a host of  leaders in the fields of autism research, education, therapy, writing, and support will be on hand to share their expertise and answer your questions!

CafeMom is thrilled to have this amazing panel of experts joining us for Autism Awareness Month!

Please join me in welcoming our expert panelists:

Dr. Joanne Cafiero: Joanne Cafiero, Ph.D. is an Augmentative Communication Specialist whose work is based on the strong belief in the benefit of meaningful contextually based instruction for individuals with autism. 

Judy Endow: Judy Endow, MSW is a prolific author and an international speaker on a variety of autism-related topics.  Besides having autism herself, she is the parent of three now grown sons, one of whom is on the autism spectrum.

Anna Hart Anna Hart is an autism curriculumn specialist and speech therapist specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the treatment of autism.

Monica Holloway: Monica Holloway is the author of "Cowboy and Wills" the extraordinary, deeply moving story of Cowboy, the golden retriever puppy who changed her autistic son's life.

Dr. Lauren Kenworthy: Lauren Kenworthy, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine, and director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Deborah Lipsky: Deborah Lipsky was diagnosed in 2005 with High Functioning Autism.  She is is the 2006 recipient of a Temple Grandin award and author of "From Anxiety to Meltdown"  and "Managing Meltdowns."

Ellen Notbohm: Ellen Notbohm is an author, columnist and mother of sons with autism and ADHD.  Her books include "Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew" and "1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger's."

Dr. Roya OstovarRoya Ostovar, PhD, is a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the author of "The Ultimate Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder", which received Creative Child Magazine's 2010 Preferred Choice Award in Parenting Aids-Special Needs-Sensory Processing category. You can read more about her on her website.

Shannon Des Roches Rosa: Shannon Des Roches Rosa is co-founder and editor of The Thinking Person's Guide to AutismShe has been writing on parenting and autism since 2003 at Squidalicious, and as BlogHer's contributing editor for parenting kids with special needs since 2009.

Susan SenatorSusan Senator Senator is a writer, activist, and the mother of 3 boys.  She is the author of of "The Autism Mom's Survival Guide" and "Making Peace with Autism."

Laura ShumakerLaura Shumaker is the author of  "A Regular Guy: Growing Up With Autism" and has contributed to several anthologies, including "Voices of Autism", and the forthcoming "Gravity Pulls You In."

Kim StaglianoKim Stagliano is the mother of 3 daughters with autism and author of the book "All I Can Handle I’m No Mother Teresa".  Kim is the Managing Editor of, the nation's first daily web newspaper about the autism epidemic.

Susan WaltonSusan Walton is the author of "Coloring Outside Autism's Lines: 50+ Activites, Adventures and Celebrations for Families with Children with Autism" and is passionate about helping families find accessible, fun recreation.

by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 1:13 PM
Edited by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 5:53 PM

 very , very cool

by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Thanks, Naomi! I'm very glad to be here and looking forward to hearing from other cafemoms.

by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 7:12 PM


by on Mar. 30, 2011 at 11:46 AM


by on Mar. 30, 2011 at 1:18 PM
yay! more experts. theres experts in every group on cm these days.
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by Bronze Member on Mar. 30, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Yes, I think we could All use some good advice!

by on Mar. 30, 2011 at 4:50 PM

welcome. When can we start asking question ?

by on Mar. 30, 2011 at 4:54 PM


Cafe Becky
by on Mar. 30, 2011 at 5:14 PM

You can start asking questions now! Our experts will be in the group starting April 1, though some  have already popped in.

Quoting angeleyesm:

welcome. When can we start asking question ?

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