Jeanne Simons, LCSW, ACSW (1910–2005), earned her degree in clinical social work from Boston College. In 1955, she founded the Linwood Children's Center for children with autism in Ellicott City, MD. There, she pioneered a highly successful treatment approach, which she described in the book The Hidden Child: The Linwood Method for Reaching the Autistic Child. Sabine Oishi, PhD, was educated first as a teacher and then as a child psychologist at the University of Geneva. She earned her PhD in child development and family therapy from the University of Maryland. She has worked as a teacher, researcher, and therapist both in Switzerland and the United States. With Jeanne Simons, she was the coauthor of The Hidden Child. James C. Harris, MD, is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he is the past director of the Johns Hopkins Division of Child and adolescent psychiatry and currently is Director the Johns Hopkins Developmental Neuropsychiatric Clinic. Dr Harris founded the Johns Hopkins Autism Clinic in the 1980's.