Lindsey Nebeker is a 29-year-old musician, artist, consultant and self-advocate with autism who lives in northern Virginia with her boyfriend Dave Hamrick. She grew up in Tokyo, Japan with her younger brother who shares the same diagnosis, but faces a lot more challenges. She attended special education programs until kindergarten, when mainstreaming into a typical classroom environment ensued. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Technology from the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. Since graduating from college, she has been active within the autism community in the U.S and Canada by presenting at conferences and workshops about how autism has personally affected her.
Dave Hamrick is a 31-year-old man with autism. He is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in the Washington, D.C. area, and previously held a similar position in the same agency in Jackson Mississippi, shortly after earning his Masters Degree in meteorology from North Carolina State University. Hamrick has also been active in the autism community in the U.S and Canada by presenting at conferences and workshops about how autism has personally affected him.