Laura ShumakerLaura Shumaker is a writer, speaker and a autism advocate. She lives in Lafayette, California. She is a mother of three children and her oldest son Matthew has autism. Laura Shumaker is an Autism Light because her writings and advocacy for autism are an inspiration to many.
Author: In 2008, Laura Shumaker published her book, A Regular Guy: Growing Up with Autism. The book chronicles her families journey of acceptance and love as their son with autism, Matthew, grows up (he is now 25). It also presents a unique perspective of how siblings face having autism in the family. There are some excellent reviews of the book online such as the following:
Blogger: Laura Shumaker writes often on autism related issues at the following places online.
- On her home blog at www.laurashumaker.com.
- As a contributor to the blog 5MinutesforSpecialNeeds.com.
- As a special contributor for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Social Media: To stay informed about Laura Shumaker you can find her at the following social media.
Special thanks to Laura Shumaker for being an Autism Light.
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Photo: Photo in this post used with permission of Laura Shumaker.
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