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Catherine Spearnak

Catherine Spearnak is a San Diego-based freelance writer. Her journalism career spans 10 years, and she is a former freelance writer for the Los Angeles Times. She graduated with a masters degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and has a special interest in writing about emotional and behavioral disorders. She can be reached at

Love at First Sight – Making Romance Work When on the Spectrum


Three years after Tim Holt met Jamie Houghtelin at the San Diego Zoo, he placed a circle of roses on a patch of grass in the place they met, bent down on one knee, and proposed. She accepted and he placed an engagement ring on her finger. They married on Nov. 7, 2010, and recently […]

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