Donna Carol Koffman is a Canadian author and poet. She has a degree in Psychology and is a Certified Life Skills Coach and Reiki Therapist. She was inspired to write Different Kinds of Special by her grandson Reese who has autism and is for the most part non-verbal. Although she touches on various differences in the book, her focus is on communication and social disorders. She is in the process of a sequal to this book which looks at the point of view of typical siblings of special needs children.
Donna was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and currently resides in Toronto.