Leslie Burby is the former Editor-in-Chief of Autism Parenting Magazine and a public speaker on autism related issues. She is the author of three autism related books: Emotional Mastery for Adult's with Autism (2013); Early Signs of Autism in Toddlers, Infants and Babies (2014); and the children's book Grace Figures Out School (2014). She resides in CT with her husband and three kids. Two of her three children are on the autism spectrum. She is a Board Member for Hope 4 Autism and is working with IEPHelp.com to encourage schools and parents to work collaboratively to improve education for all special needs students. Before becoming a mother, Leslie tutored special needs students while running her statewide tutoring company, L.D. Tutoring. She attended Franklin Pierce College and the University of Saint Joseph. Leslie spends most of her professional time writing, advocating, innovating new programs and researching the topics of autism and parenting.