In addition to being an advocate for neurodiversity and autism acceptance, Sally J. Pla is the critically acclaimed #ownvoices author of middle grade novels The Someday Birds  and Stanley Will Probably Be Fine, and the picture book Benji, The Bad Day, And Me, all of which feature 'differently brained' kids. 

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Kate Piliero is an author working towards the publication of picture books that feature neurodiversity with humor and heart. 

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Merriam Sarcia Saunders is a writer and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for helping people with ADHD, Learning Differences and Autism. She is the author of the companion picture books, My Whirling, Twirling Motor, and My Wandering, Dreaming Mind. 

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We are proud to welcome our new intern, Margaret Lennon! Margaret has a passion for writing and using her life to connect with others. She is currently working on a memoir detailing her experiences with disabilities and mental health.