Transcript for Man with Asperger's syndrome looks to inspire by writing 5th children’s book
Finally tonight, "America strong." The author overcoming challenges with the help of a mentor, now working to inspire others. Reporter: Robert kneitinger is working on his fifth children's book and on a mission to inspire. It's a lot of work and time, but once I started doing it, it's just a love I have now. The ducks start chasing Myron around. Reporter: But the 57-year-old author and illustrator faced challenges as a kid. I had a lonely childhood. I really didn't have any friends. Other students labeled me as being different, and I started getting picked on and bullied. Reporter: Later as an adult, a diagnosis of asperger syndrome, followed by support services, changed everything. Getting a diagnosis, it just made me happy to know there was a problem. They've improved my life like 100%. Reporter: Last year, under the guidance of his life coach and mentor, artist don Jackson, Robert started illustrating and writing children's books. His style of drawing, it's very childlike in a way, and so it matches perfectly. I feel like that's probably going to inspire a lot of kids, especially kids with disabilities. Reporter: His books selling on Amazon. Proceeds going to organizations that support people with developmental disabilities. It's just a dream come true for me. Reporter: Now sharing his story, encouraging others to follow their dreams. You can overcome your problem. If I make one person happy, they'll be able to get out on their own, that's my mission. You're well on your way.
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