Lindsey Rowe Parker
AUTHOR: Lindsey Rowe Parker
Lindsey is a mom in the trenches of toddler-hood, embracing the next phase of parenting while learning to navigate and advocate for her autistic daughter. With a recent adult diagnosis of ADHD, and a new deeper understanding of her own sensory experiences, she has begun to delve into the neurodiversity community learning all she can from neurodiverse voices. This is her first picture book, and she hopes it connects with everyone who has felt the need for a wiggle, stomp or squeeze!
ILLUSTRATOR: Rebecca Burgess
Rebecca is an autistic illustrator living in the UK. They love history and nature, but comics and illustration most of all! Their passion has led them to work with the likes of The Guardian and Jessica Kingsley Publishing. Rebecca is most famous for their online comic 'Understanding The Spectrum', a comic explaining autism that has been shared in several books and used by parents, teachers and doctors.
SPANISH TRANSLATION: Laura Fuentes Lopez
Laura is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who is passionate about working with children with speech and language difficulties. She has been working specifically with children ages 0-11 for 14 years. Laura enjoys working closely with parents and learning about their home routines in order to develop and carry out a therapy plan that targets the child’s needs and harmonizes with the family dynamics. She currently specializes in early intervention. During that time, she has had the opportunity to care for children with a wide variety of needs, including Autism and sensory differences. Laura is also the mother of two curious and active children who love stomps, wiggles and squeezes.