Laura Shumaker

Writer, Author, Blogger, Mother

Laura is the mother of three terrific sons. The oldest, Matthew, is a young adult with autism. She is the author of the book A Regular Guy: Growing Up With Autism, and a contributor to The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. She writes an autism blog for the San Francisco Chronicle that focuses on  helping disabled youth and their families with the transition to adulthood. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Literary Mama, NPR and