Whitney Ellenby is a former US Department of Justice, Disability Rights attorney and proud parent of a son with Autism. She is the founder of “Autism Ambassadors,” a charitable venture which provides recreational events for over 600 families in Maryland and surrounding areas, including a Sensory-Friendly showing of the world-famous “Gazillion Bubbles Show.” She and her “Ambassador events” have been featured in local t.v. news, the Washington Post, the Bethesda Gazette and Bethesda Magazine. She is a first-time novelist whose previous publications include a law review article, (“Divinity vs. Discrimination: Curtailing the Divine Reach of Church Authority,” Golden Gate University Law Review (1996)), and an amicus brief on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice regarding discrimination against mobility-impaired individuals in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She has testified before the Maryland Senate on disability-related issues and serves on the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council for Montgomery County, MD and the University of MD Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Board. Whitney was recently honored with an “Autism Awareness Proclamation” and a “Community Leader” award for her advocacy and dedication to the disability community of Maryland.

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Autism’s Bad Mother-f*cker

Grateful to Dc Story District for letting me share the story (an adapted chapter from the book) about the time Zack intersected with the gang. Please excuse the profanity but it’s necessary to the story, which underscores a serious & salient point about public disclosure of Autism ~ never underestimate the lengths to which the general public will go if accurately informed of the truth.

Thanks HeidiLynn!

Beyond grateful t Nonfiction Authors Association and HeidiLynn for taking the time to embark on the remarkable journey so many make, and for listening without judgment to my uncensored voice: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2685292610?fbclid=IwAR1K-5UcuvMnL-BENzmMt8aOhFcySlJxsbwRQV9fTBh-m53BH6rvVpiZSSA