About the Author

Katelyn Martin is a administrative professional and musician, currently residing in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with her husband Derek, children Greyson and Roslynn, and fur babies: Carlie and Duke.

Born two weeks late in the sweltering August of 1989, Katelyn graced this Earth with firey red hair and a personality to match it. Katelyn is a musician, graduating from Millersville University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Music Performance in the Spring of 2012. Her collegiate career included a trip overseas, several tours and competitions, a major role in the local opera company and success as a performer. After applying and auditioning at prestigious graduate schools, Katelyn decided to work for a year or two before pursuing her musical career and education further. So upon graduation, Katelyn began working with children on the Autism Spectrum. Katelyn enjoyed her work so much, that she stayed in the field for eight years.

After her son Greyson was diagnosed in 2017 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Katelyn began advocating and publicly speaking about Autism and its impact on her family. She began blogging her family’s journey and daily life, including living with a severely Autistic son and working in the field of Mental/Behavioral Health. In March of 2020, Katelyn became a stay-at-home mother, becoming Greyson’s primary caregiver and advocate over the course of a year and a half.

Katelyn has not given up her musicianship throughout this endeavor. She is currently the talent recruitment officer for the Bethany Presbyterian Church choir in Lancaster, and keeping the music director (her husband) organized. She also sings in the choir. Katelyn enjoys photography, art and researching her geneology and family history, and can often be found changing diapers and asking “what do you have in your mouth, Greyson?”.