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Jennifer Byde Myers
Works at Thinking Person's Guide to Autism
Attended U.C. Berkeley
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One in 68 children is now identified with an autism spectrum disorder. However, the diagnosis means something different to each person and family affected by it. "If you meet one person with autism, you've met one person with autism," Steph...
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Being Hopeful Is Never a Mistake
Over the last few weeks I scanned-in, then shredded, thousands of pages of our life, old documents that were taking up space. The guest room is not a place where old memories should go to die, and so I pulled out a giant bin and began re-living moments of p...
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I don't need to hate autism to want my son to have an easier time at things.
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No Woe Here. It's a Happy New Year.
I drove past the building where my husband and I went to
those prenatal classes. The ones we went to when I was pregnant with Jake, and
a sob lifted up through my gut and caught me by surprise by gasping out so
sharply it was like a gunshot in the distance....
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Last Night in the Very Late Early Morning
It's late. I've tried all the remedies to sleep, but my mind is so filled this time of year, it's hard to imagine it will slow down. Instead of sleepy,  I fall in to nostalgia, which is possibly the worst category; it's worse than plain sadness or melanchol...
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I Don't Hate Autism, I Hate Migraines.
Last night my baby girl had her first migraine. Or maybe it wasn't a "real" migraine, but it was a headache so big, that it made her cry on the floor, holding her little seven-year-old head, while afraid to touch her scalp. It made her need help lying down ...
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"Instead of sleepy,  I fall in to nostalgia, which is possibly the worst category; it's worse than plain sadness or melancholy, or insomnia. I think nostalgia is a purgatory for people who have a solid sense of recall and an ability to include all of their senses when they remember."
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writer, editor, patient advocate, community manager
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  • Thinking Person's Guide to Autism
    writer, editor, community manager, 2010 - present
  • Gap Inc.
    management, IT, training, UI design, and everything else, 1989 - 2000
  • CMD
    Bay Area lead, 2000 - 2001
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Female
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Jennifer Byde, Jenny Byde, jennyalice, Jennifer Myers, Jenbyde
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Editor at The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism
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www.jennyalice.com www.thinkingautismguide.com

Jennifer Byde Myers is a writer, editor, and parent of a child with autism. She has been writing at jennyalice.com, since 2003 chronicling her family’s journey from diagnosis to daily living with her son’s special needs. Her writing has been featured at Salon.com, Autism Speaks, and in several books, including the award-winning My Baby Rides the Short Bus. Jennifer has been interviewed on NPR, most recently on Forum with Michael Krasny, and is a Parenting.com Must-Read Mom. She is a founder and editor of The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, a resource dedicated to providing science- and evidence-based information and practical advice, with information from autistics, parents of children with autism, and the professionals who support the community. She lives on the San Francisco peninsula with her husband and two children. Follow her on Twitter at @jennyalice.



Education
  • U.C. Berkeley
    English, 1990 - 1994