Paul DiPietro is a writer and Autism Specialist for the Holyoke MA Public School System. He has been working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and complex behavioral and emotional disabilities for the past 22 years. Personally, Paul enjoys spending as much time with family and friends as possible, enjoys the ocean, music, cycling, swimming, and traveling. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience working with individuals with Autism to build awareness in the community. He believes that through knowledge and education you can inform change within the world. Paul feels strongly that learning and education is the most important thing for our youth today. He believes in teaching our children not only to be successful but to improve our world. Find more about Paul DiPietro at growingupwithcourage.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Jennifer Lenox is a Vermont artist and illustrator. She runs a custom artwork e-commerce business through Etsy.com, and is a featured artist at several Vermont fine art galleries. This is her first foray into the world of children's book illustration, though she has done technical illustrations for medical and physical therapy publications in the past. Jennifer spent several years teaching art at the elementary and middle level in both Vermont and New York state after earning her bachelors degree in studio art at Nazareth College, in Rochester, NY. Currently, she resides in Vermont with her husband and two young sons. You can find more of Jennifer's work at www.etsy.com/shop/JenniferLenoxVT.