Liane Kupferberg Carter is the mother of two adult sons, one of whom has autism and epilepsy. As a community activist, she co-founded the special education PTA in her school district, as well as the town’s sports league for children with special needs, and co-authored a parent resource handbook for the school system. As a member of the Autism Speaks’ Parent Advisory Committee, she helped edit the Transition Tool Kit . She also serves on the Stakeholder Board of the Autism Science Foundation, and has reviewed grants for both organizations.
Liane is also a journalist whose articles and essays have appeared in more than 40 publications, including the New York Times  parenting blog Motherlode, the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post , Parents, McCall’s, Skirt!, Babble, The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, Autism Spectrum News, and numerous newspapers and literary journals. You can follow her on Twitter or on Facebook .