About the Author
In addition to raising three children, Laura E. Marshak, Ph.D., is a professor of counseling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She also maintains a private psychology practice and sees many parents of children with disabilities. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Fran P. Prezant, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is a nationally certified speech and language pathologist, parent trainer, and researcher on disability issues. Currently she is Director of Research and Evaluation at Abilities! (formerly National Center for Disability Services), a non-profit organization dedicated to the full participation of people with disabilities in society. She lives with her husband and two adult children in West Orange, New Jersey.
Both authors have written extensively on disabilities issues and co-authored Disability and the Family Lifecycle (Basic Books).