Mary Hickey is the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom have autism spectrum disorders. She works as a nurse and family life coach for families living with autism. She is passionate about defending the rights of children with special needs and helping families facing these challenges to live their best lives. She writes about her parenting journey and the many highs and lows that growing up with autism brings. She lives outside of Boston with her husband, her three sons, her daughter, and 5 well loved pets. Her favorite hobbies include reading, running, and shopping at Target by herself.