Special Needs Contributor
As the mother of three sons, Emily Vanek has been known to get as excited about toys as her children. When her youngest son was diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, she became passionate about play in a new light, and began to focus on toys as an important part of therapy. As our special needs contributor, Emily shares her knowledge of toys and games and offers family tips in hopes to connect with other parents of special needs children.
Emily lives with her husband and three sons near Denver, Colorado. In addition to her work with TimetoPlayMag.com, Emily shares her family experiences across the web as owner and editor-in-chief of parent community ColoradoMoms.com, with daily reflections on AYearInAutism.com, and as a contributor to 5MinutesforSpecialNeeds.com. She has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal and The Associated Press, and featured on KUSA-TV (Colorado).