Niki Shisler describes herself as a child of the flower children. Born in the early 60s to a single, hippie mother, she moved with her to swinging London where the rule book on everything from work to love to parenting was being rewritten in a flurry of optimism. She met her husband, Danny, who is from an orthodox Jewish background, at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. She has three children, Joey (from her first marriage), Evie, and Felix who is severely disabled. His brother Theo died soon after birth. She writes articles, and her website www.nikishisler.com provides contacts and links for parents of special needs children.