Helen Hipp, Children's Author
Positively Different: Author Helen Hipp, Helping Children to Understand That Their Uniqueness Is Not a Weakness.
Helen gained first-hand experience with autism as she helped her son face his unique challenges. At the same time, she learned to overcome the barriers to finding adequate services for her son. Helen received her M.A. in counseling and began her career as a psychotherapist to help people find answers for their life problems. Her work eventually evolved into a coaching practice, WithinU Life Coaching, focusing on individuals with special needs and their families.
Helen has authored articles for Family Works and Washington Family Magazine and written multiple self-help articles published by ezine.com where she is viewed as an expert in her field. Her children’s adventure books, combine all the best of Helen’s beliefs in tales that celebrate the value of differences, motivating kids of all ages to meet their challenges with self-acceptance, offering readers ever-changing perspectives that transform personal challenges into opportunities.
The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her book:
Has a book ever changed your life? Not just inspired you but helped you to see your life differently? Helen Hipp's stories provide children with the opportunity to identify how they are the same, and yet different from other people, and how they feel about the differences. With a cast characters experiencing real-life issues such as anxiety, fear, physical differences and poor self-esteem Helen Hipp’s adventure books provide children with the opportunity to identify, understand and feel supported by the characters handling of similar fears, interests, and concerns. Encouraging young children to discern for themselves what is possible.
Why the author is an authority on the subject of her book:
As the mother of a child on the autistic spectrum, Helen Hipp dealt with not only his life challenges, but the challenges a parent goes through to get social services in place, and an education at public school where special education children are the minority. As a professional whose expertise is working with adults with special needs Helen talks about self-acceptance and respecting each other’s differences repeatedly, but sometimes, it takes a journey into self-discovery before a child can connect to an abstract or universal message. This is where the ideas for her books came in. Looking at things in different ways remains an integral part of who she is and how she works.