Stephanie Duesing discovered, documented, and diagnosed the first ever case of a unique neuroplastic adaptation to a common but poorly understood disability in her genius artist son, Sebastian. She is an author and speaker with a unique understanding of neuroplasticity that has impact for tens of thousands of people here in the U.S. Stephanie’s book, EYELESS MIND: A Tragicomic Zen Dystopian Singspiel, will be available this summer. Stephanie Duesing is a bel canto trained voice and music teacher with many years of experience teaching in both public and private settings. Stephanie's hobbies include stress eating, cooking, and sneaking animals into the house when her husband isn't looking. So far, she's managed one pomeranian, nine guinea pigs, two parakeets, a dusky conure named Mimi, and a goldfish too big to flush. She is not divorced. When she's not cleaning cages, Stephanie is a self-taught expert in the science of neuroplasticity and also homemade marshmallows. By necessity, she is bringing awareness to the public health crisis surrounding the tens of thousands of people in the U.S. that share her son’s disability. She hopes to do so with some much needed laughter. Through her writing and speaking, Stephanie brings hope to the thousands of parents of children affected by her son’s condition, that they too can take steps to improve outcomes for their children. A passionate advocate for the arts in education, Stephanie provides a unique insight into the necessity for art and music education for all children.