Laura Shumaker is a nationally recognized autism writer, speaker and advocate and the author of A Regular Guy: Growing Up with Autism. Her essays have appeared in many places, including the New York Times, CNN, NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism . She writes the popular autism and disabilities blog for the San Francisco Chronicle. Laura and her husband Peter are the proud parents of three terrific sons, and live in Lafayette, CA. Their oldest son, Matthew, has autism.