Autism Expert and Award-winning Author
second novel, Eye Contact, is a riveting, literary mystery about a nine-year-old autistic boy who witnesses a murder.
In this poignant and suspenseful book, Cammie
own experience as the mother of an autistic child to articulate the struggles-and the victories-that consume the lives of parents raising children with special needs.
has written extensively about parenting a child with autism and the issues facing families coping with this epidemic disorder in The New York Times
, Good Housekeeping
, Reader's Digest
, The London Sunday Times
, and others.
She is also a co-founder of Whole Children, a pioneering center in Western Massachusetts established by a group of mothers of children with special needs to run after-school classes and recreation programs for children of all abilities.
In the three years since its inception they have served over four hundred families and become a model for other centers around the country.
Cammie is also the author of Seeing, was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and received the Nelson Algren Award in short fiction.
work has been published in Redbook
, Seventeen, Glimmer Train, TriQuarterly, and other publications.
lives with her
husband and three children, the oldest of whom is autistic, in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Speaking Topics - Cammie McGovern
"We ended up having 395 participants attend the conference…I think Cammie is a very talented writer and it was a great pleasure to get to hear her perspective on autism as a parent.
- Jamie Canales, Region 16 Service Center, Education Specialist