Nancy Perry graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed her Ph.D. with a specialty in Neuropsychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. Her dissertation was among the earliest efforts to explain and explore the developing concept of the executive functions. She has worked for over 30 years as a psychotherapist and for the past 12 years as the Clinical Director of a unique program serving adults on the autism spectrum. Dr. Perry is the author of Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest: Achieving Supported Independence available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She lives in Berkeley with her husband and has a grown daughter who lives nearby.