Many of you know I have a landscaping business that keeps me busy from April (usually) to October here in Ottawa. What you may not know is that I need something to keep myself from going stir-crazy in my offseason, especially when the winter months are as miserable as they have the potential to be. One of my other passions is writing, so when an opportunity came up to help update manuals for TIPES, I was keen to join this impressive group of people dedicated to helping autistic children and adults as well as their families.
TIPES is a charitable organization founded in 2007 by Jennifer and Deborah Wyatt, who just happen to be the twin daughters of my husband’s childhood friend. The business started small but has exploded exponentially with the rising need for its services and programs. The more time I spend writing, editing, and revamping the policies and procedures for their manuals, the more impressed I am with this program.