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Leigh Merryday Porch


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Leigh Merryday Porch is the author of the popular autism parenting blog Flappiness Is and a veteran educator and academic coach with a master’s in autism spectrum disorders. An Advanced Certified Autism Specialist, she provides training in autism awareness for schools, civic organizations, and law enforcement, and has presented at disability-related conventions. Her writing has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul for Parents Raising Kids on the Spectrum, The Huffington Post, and The Child Mind Institute. Porch has also been featured and interviewed in,, Autism Live, and Inside Edition. She resides in small-town Northeast Florida with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of poorly behaved animals her training in behavioral interventions has had no effect on.

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