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Keri Horon

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Keri Horon is one part educator, one part journalist, one part writer & author, and 97 parts mom to a special needs son.

She taught high school English for 25 years, taught journalism and yearbook publishing for 22 years, and has been writing stories and poetry since she was six years old. Finding herself the parent of a child with special needs, Keri applied her skills and talents for teaching, investigating, and writing to become a strong advocate for her son. She has worked as a Peer Coach for the M.I.N.D. Institute at U.C. Davis (helping families face a new autism diagnosis). She is a Community Parent for WarmLine Family Resource Center. She ran a support & resource group for moms & dads raising kids with autism, which led to getting a proclamation issued by the City of Napa for an Autism Awareness Day. She has written for North Shore magazine, Elk Grove Tribune, Stargazer magazine, and (too many) high school yearbooks. She writes the special needs blog for Her own autism blog,, is a compilation of stories about her autism journey with her son. When there’s “spare time,” Keri enjoys traveling, wine tasting, yoga, reading, and creating art. Creating spare time is something she’d like to learn…

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