Shannon Rosa

Shannon Des Roches Rosa started her blog Squidalicious in 2003 under the pseudonym Squid Rosenberg so that she could grapple with her emotional stress following her son’s autism diagnosis. She has since become one of the most outspoken advocates for autistic kids and neurodiversity as a co-editor and contributor to the book, Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism. Her writing and interviews have been featured at Huffington Post Parents, io9.com, and by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Meanwhile, Shannon’s son Leo is now a happy teenager with a huge support system through Shannon’s blog.