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“In my mind, I see many colors, bright like a rainbow, shooting about like comets in a night sky.” Take a closer look… what do you see?
In My Mind: The World through the Eyes of Autism (Tate Publishing 2008)
Published: October 2, 2008
Genre: Children’s Fiction
ISBN 10: 1-60696-601-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-60696-601-3
28 Pages (full-color paperback)
$9.99 (includes audio digital download)
A portion of the author’s proceeds benefit Tulsa Autism Foundation.
Currently available for order via Tate Publishing’s Bookstore (will be available wherever books are sold in January 2009).
“”In My Mind, The World through the Eyes of Autism” is a well-written book which opens the readers mind to the world of autism. Autism is a mystical condition; this book gave me insight into what we merely see on the surface when dealing with people diagnosed with autism. Through this picture book, I was able to connect with what lies beneath the observable characteristics. I really enjoyed the book and have encouraged others to read it as well.””
Special Education Facilitator
Adonya Wong attended Suffield University in Twin Falls, Idaho where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Administration.
She has a diverse professional background and has worked in several industries such as banking, telecommunications, sales, healthcare, and nonprofit management. She is also a veteran of the United States Navy; having served in Iceland and Maryland. After being honorably discharged in 1991, she served with the California Air National Guard for four years.
In My Mind creatively explores, through the form of a children’s picture book, the inner world of an autistic child… the world no one else seems to see.
From exciting adventures to silly games and conversations with a range of imaginary friends, the main character of the story, inspired by her son, Nicholas, brings readers into his world to demonstrate how a child with autism sees the world, and, in turn, how the world often sees a child with autism.
Adonya’s primary motivation for writing such a book stemmed from the most basic recognition that there was a scarcity of literature directed to and written for autistic children and their families.
It is her intention, through her work, to encourage readers to want to learn more about the autism disorder. In My Mind was written to help raise awareness about autism, and she hopes that the reader will gain a deeper sense of compassion and tolerance for those “different” than themselves.
When she is not writing, she homeschools her son and heads the Tulsa-based nonprofit which she founded, M.O.C.H.A. – Mothers of Color for Holistic Alternatives.
Adonya lives in northeastern Oklahoma with her family where she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, watching classic movies, and curling up with a good book.
Now for the Giveaway part of this post. I am so excited that the auther, Adonya Wong has offered an autographed copy of her book to the winner of my first Giveaway. I have not read this book, but I am a big fan of her blog Healing…Through the Eyes of Autism. Her writings are well researched, thought provoking, and filled with humor. This Giveaway will run from December 12, 2008 until December 26, 2008.
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The winner will be selected and announced on my blog December 27, 2008. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 48hrs to respond or another winner will be picked. Good Luck!