Autism in the Family are Peter Burczyk and Diane MacNaughton, we are on the Autistic Spectrum and we do presentations at the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce Board Room. 607 4th St. S.E. in Medicine Hat right across from the Medicine Hat Transit Bus Terminal downtown.
Everyone is Welcome!!! Parents, Educators, Spouses, Autistics, and members of the public.
Autism in the Family has been a member of the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce since June 2011.
Autism in the Family has a business license for Presentations & Consulting with the City of Medicine Hat No. 178261
Tuesday, July 4th -- Survival Skills -- Peter and Diane discuss a few skills we have learned that have helped us get through our lives so far. Peter is 27 and Diane is 59. So this is 86 years of experience on the Autistic Spectrum.
This Presentation is from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. $10 per person, payable at event.
Please register by phone or by email at 403-928-6638 or email@example.com
Autism in the Family is a small business, our presentations are designed to be interactive. They are short and promote discussion. If you have a particular question to ask we will try to address it from the point of view of people on the ASD which we both are. We are not a support group but we are supportive. All presentation topics are designed to move the discussion along if people wish to discuss something else we are open to that too.
Any of the following presentations are available at other locations for
a reasonable fee plus transportation and expenses.
Consulting at $15/hr. this includes advocating at school meetings.
Tuesday, July 18th -- Importance of Introspection
Tuesday, August 15th -- Mental Puberty (Adolescence on the ASD)
Tuesday, August 29th -- What is Autism?
DIANE'S BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE !!!
"Congratulations Your Bipolar!" by Diane MacNaughton
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.
Available at www.smashwords.com, www.kobo.com, www.bn.com, and iTunes.
"Autism in the Family -- A Journey" by Diane MacNaughton
this book tells the story about how Peter and then Diane were diagnosed on the ASD. How "Autism in the Family" started out as first a Respite business for Diane, how then she started to do presentations after she received the Humanitarian Civic Award for 2010 from Medicine Hat and discovered she could indeed talk in front of people. Then Peter join her in doing presentations. Their presentations are mainly advocacy and they enjoy doing it very much.
available on www.smashwords.com, www.kobo.com, www.bn.com, and www.itunes.com
"Getting Back My Sanity" by Diane MacNaughton
available on www.itunes.com, www.kobo.com, and www.bn.com
excerpt "As you can see in my story so far my autistic brain protected me from abuse and helped me to function. Also with the "Gift of Mental Illness" and the support groups I was able to leave an abusive husband. I think most people who hear about a woman in my situation you will feel sorry for me but my story is not over yet. I have more to tell. At the moment, I have left my husband of 19 years, have one child with me, and I am starting over. It will be a rough few years but everyone in town is telling me how well I look. I do look good because I have just left "Hell" and the only ways is "UP!!!"