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Cornelia Pelzer Elwood

Cornelia Pelzer Elwood is the mother of two sons, one of whom has Asperger’s syndrome. She received her BA from Vanderbilt University, trained as a life coach, and earned a Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Antioch University New England. She has many years of experience collaborating with her son’s providers and interacting closely with his schools. She is based in the Boston area of Massachusetts. D. Scott McLeod, PhD is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Aspire Program (, clinical instructor of psychology for Harvard Medical School, and clinical psychologist for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families in his private practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA. He obtained his PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University. Cornelia Pelzer Elwood and D. Scott McLeod, PhD speak to groups about their book, present about ASD and parenting at conferences, and lead a six-week Take Charge ASD training for parents. Website: Book on Amazon: Facebook: