Adelle Jameson Tilton is the former autism guide on About.com and the mother of an autistic son. In the mid-1990s, Ms. Tilton served as Secretary for WAYSAC, a nationally known autism organization in the state of Michigan. A member of the Autism Society of America, she is in communication with various autism groups in the United States including CAN (Cure Autism Now), FEAT (Families for Early Autism Treatment), NIDS Research Institute and Parent Coalition (NeuroImmune Dysfunction Syndrome), and the National Alliance for Autism Research.
Charlotte E. Thompson, MD is a pediatrician with fifty years of expertise in pediatrics and adolescent medicine, including fifteen years in private practice. She specializes in children with special needs, including autism and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Thompson is the author of several groundbreaking pediatrics journal articles and presentation papers at key international medical conferences. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and was selected as one of America's Top Physicians by Consumers' Research Council of America.