Anne Ford is the author of the acclaimed memoir "Laughing Allegra" about raising her severely learning disabled daughter, and "On Their Own: Creating an Independent Future for Your Adult Child with Learning Disabilities and ADHD." She served as Chairman of the National Center for Learning Disabilities from 1989 to 2001, and remains a committed advocate and frequent speaker on LD issues. The great-granddaughter of Henry Ford, she lives in New York City.
John-Richard Thompson is an award-winning playwright and novelist, who has collaborated with Anne Ford at NCLD and on her two previous books. He lives in New York City.