About the author

Jane Raca started her career as a lawyer, becoming a partner in a national firm of solicitors in her early thirties. Her career path took a different direction when her second child James was born with severe disabilities and she became a writer and campaigner on disability issues: www.standingupforjames.co.uk

Her first book 'Standing Up for James' was published in 2012 and was featured in The Guardian, The Daily Mail  and Woman magazine. Jane appeared on BBC Breakfast, ITV Lorraine and LBC radio.


Jane now writes, speaks and campaigns for disability charities including Mencap and National Autistic Society. She is a non-executive director of Seashell Trust, which incorporates Royal School and Royal College Manchester, residential educational settings for disabled children and young people.


She was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2018 for her services to disabled people and to their families.

She is married to Andrew,  Janina’s son, and they have three children.