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ABOUT THE AUTHORS


BARBARA L. KIRBY
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Barb is the founder and co-owner of the award-winning OASIS (Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support) Web page located at www.aspergersyndrome.org or, www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/
She started the first e-mail support list for families of children with AS and HFA and currently moderates several OASIS message board and chat room forums. A founding member and former vice president of ASC-US., Inc., she has been involved in helping to provide information and support to the AS community since her son was diagnosed in 1994. She lives in Newark, Delaware, with her husband, Jim (“Kirby”), her three sons, Joshua, Benjamin, and Nicholas, and their Labradoodle , Obie.

To read more about OASIS and how she got started:

Asperger’s Syndrome Q & A with Barbara Kirby
by John O’Neil, The New York Times



PATRICIA ROMANOWSKI BASHE, MS.Ed.

Patty is the coauthor of twenty-three books, including three national bestsellers and the acclaimed Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way. Her credits include cowriting Donny Osmond’s Life is What You Make It: My Story So Far, Teddy Pendergrass’s Truly Blessed , Annette Funicello’s A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Otis William’s Temptations–on which the Emmy-nominated 1998 miniseries was based–and Mary Wilson’s Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme. She also cowrote, with Joel Martin, the new age classic “George Anderson trilogy” (We Don’t Die, We Are Not Forgotten, and Our Children Forever) and Love Beyond Life: The Healing Power of After-Death Communication. As a coeditor and contributor, she received ASCAP-Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll. She is a founding board member of The David Center, and co-owner of the OASIS Web site. In May 2003, Patty earned her Master’s degree in Special Education from Long Island University/C. W. Post’s Competencies in Autism for Special Educators (CASE) program. She lives with her husband, author Philip Bashe, and their son Justin, on Long Island.

Visit Patty’s webpage at:  www.pattyrbashe.com

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