Sandra Peoples (M. Div, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is one of the leading voices in the special-needs community. She is the author of three books: Speechless: Finding God’s Grace in My Son’s Autism, Held: Learning to Live in God’s Grip, and Unexpected Blessings: The Joys and Possibilities of Life in a Special-Needs Family. Sandra formerly served as the executive editor and social media manager for Key Ministry and Not Alone, and her writing has been featured by FamilyLife Today, DaySpring, Parenting Teens (LifeWay), and Crosswalk.
Sandra and her husband Lee have two sons—David and James. James has level 3 autism. They live outside of Houston, TX where Lee is a pastor and Sandra serves as their church’s special-needs ministry director. Sandra also has a sister with Down syndrome which gives her a life-long perspective on being in a special-needs family.