I live in small town Alberta, Canada. I am in my fifties and I am a self-advocate. I am bipolar/autistic who does tons of community work. I do presentations with my son Peter who is also autistic. I think people like me need to chair more community meetings to get the world out of the mess that it is in.
A woman who is diagnosed with mental illness, trapped in a abusive marriage and diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum finds the courage to find her way and rebuild her self-esteem. She becomes an advocate for those with mental illness and autism, wins many prestigious awards in her community. Find out why she believes in the "Gift of Mental" and the "Joy of Autism".
Congratulations Your Bipolar! Is one woman's story of being diagnosed bipolar and how she cope's with it by going to a support group in her area. In Mood Disorders she meets other people like herself and slowly finds that she is not alone. Although she lives on disability she is awarded several prominent volunteer awards in her city and is able to live a full and rewarding life.
Autism in the Family -- A Journey: Is the Journey of Peter & Diane take in being diagnosed Autistic. Peter is the son, Diane the mother. It is a journey that lots of family make but the difference is that in the end, they become self-advocates their community. Autism in the Family is now a small business that offers presentations and three of these presentations are offered in this book.