JOLENE PHILO, M.Ed, is the author of five resource books for the special needs community: A Different Dream for My Child, Different Dream Parenting, The Caregiver's Notebook, and Does My Child Have PTSD?. She co-authored Every Child Welcome: A Ministry Handbook for Including Kids with Special Needs with Katie Wetherbee. During her twenty-five-year career as an educator, Jolene collaborated with special education teachers to mainstream children in her elementary classroom. She left education in 2003 to become a writer and speaker. She and her husband Hiram have two adult children and three grandchildren. They make their home in Polk City, Iowa.