Helen Hipp 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’s approach to finding solutions along with her tendency to look at things in different ways remains an integral part of who she is and how she works.

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.

She is the author of two books titled A Different Kind of Safari and Rosie and Friends: Positively Different inspired by a once-in-a-lifetime trip led by the author’s father to Africa.