Contessa Louise Cooper is an author, autism advocate, and the founder of Sensory for Autism where she travels to organizations to teach them how to manage behaviors holistically. Contessa was forced to pick up her gloves at an early age. As a young, single mother, learning that her son was autistic began her lifelong struggle for equality. Unrelenting in her advocacy for her child, Contessa took on school boards, doctors, therapists, specialists and anyone else who dared stand in her way. All the while raising two thoughtful, creative, kind and compassionate children essentially on her own. But her struggle was not in vain. Contessa has endured every rough step of her journey to pave the way for other parents of special needs children. Her struggle can now be their blueprint.
“Mad At The World: How to move on and find peace when you’re a special needs parent,” Contessa’s first book, is a narrative ripped from the soul of a woman constantly tested by the things so many have taken for granted. Her voice is quickly becoming the voice for all of those courageous enough to care for someone with a disability or chronic illness.
Her second book, “Chakra Affirmations & Journal” leads you through a self-healing journey while writing.
Contessa is now working on her children’s book “Mommy Has A Red Day”. This book outlines the exact method she used to teach her children about her chronic illness. She hopes this book will be able to help parents who may have an illness, dealing with surgery or any health concern. This book will be published in English and Spanish.
Other upcoming projects from Contessa include a Chakra Balancing Cookbook, “Mod & Alt Health Magazine” and the launching of her publishing company for spiritual and conscious authors.