Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty
My name is Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, and I’m the mom of two young sons on the autism spectrum, ages six and nine. I’m a former educator, and presently a stay-at-home mom/therapist. I’ve recently had the good fortune to have several different articles published in Exceptional Parent Magazine, including one which illustrates the immediate steps to take if your child is diagnosed with autism. My blog is linked to multiple sites throughout the state on New Jersey Patch, an online source for community-specific news. In late April I will be producing my play “Raising Autism”, with all proceeds going to POAC Autism Services, a non-profit located in Brick, NJ. I’ve recently had the honor to be selected to participate in the Family Partners Program, a part of the Autism Treatment Network at CHOP (funded by Autism Speaks). When not doing therapy, or hawking my as yet unpublished manuscript about my boys, I can be found on the couch with chocolate, a good book, and an even better glass of wine.