Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty
My name is Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, and I write about autism at www.autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com. I’m a former educator, and presently a stay-at-home mom/therapist. I’ve recently had the good fortune to have several different articles published in Exceptional Parent Magazine, including one which illustrates the immediate steps to take if your child is diagnosed with autism. I have also been published in Autism Parenting Magazine. My post, The Talk, was selected by Autism Speaks as one of the top ten most informative and inspirational blogs of 2013. My blog is linked to multiple sites throughout the country on Patch. In 2012 I produced my play about mothers of autistic children with all proceeds going to POAC Autism Services, a non-profit located in Brick, NJ. I’ve recently had the honor to be selected to participate in the Family Partners Program, a part of the Autism Treatment Network at CHOP (funded by Autism Speaks.) I have also published my memoir about my boys, Raising Autism: Surviving the Early Years. When not promoting my book I can be found on the couch with chocolate, a good book, and an even better glass of wine.