Jillian Ma is a resource teacher with the Burnaby
School District who has dedicated her life to working with special
needs children. She obtained her Bachelor of Education in her
hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. Prior to becoming a teacher, Jillian
completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in
psychology and sociology. She was first exposed to working with
special needs children as an educational assistant and later became
a Behavior Interventionist before turning her attention to
education. Her students are some of the happiest, strongest, and
most carefree people she has ever met, and they continuously
inspire her to become a better person. In her spare time, she likes
to travel, create beautiful memories with her friends and family
and lend a helping hand to those in need.
Mimi Chao grew up in the make-believe worlds of Calvin & Hobbes, Studio Ghibli, and Roald Dahl and never quite grew out of them. She believes in maintaining that child-like wonder while integrating the perspective life brings. In 2014, Mimi left a secure career in the corporate world to work towards her idea of meaningful storytelling. She's since illustrated for children's books, designed characters for companies, and created keepsake stories for individuals. Besides drawing, Mimi thoroughly enjoys architecture, technology, and puppies. See more at www.mimochai.com.
This is an absolutely brilliant book with some of the most gorgeous
illustrations I've seen in a children's book in a long time. If
you've got a library of picture books or if you've got a youngster
on the spectrum, then this is the book you need to have."
- Gavin Bollard, Life with Aspergers blog