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Adonya Wong began writing short stories and poems at a young age and finds she writes her best through the inspiration of her loved ones.In My Mind: The World through the Eyes of Autism (Tate Publishing, 2009) is her first book. It was pre-released in October and was released worldwide on January 6, 2009. It was inspired by her son, Nicholas, who has autism.
In My Mind is a full-color book depicting the world as seen through the eyes of a young boy with autism; a world no one else can see. From exciting adventures to silly games and conversations with friends, look closely and see 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 children with autism and their families.
One reader commented, "Though the book is meant for children, it also poignantly reaches adults, inspiring them to examine their own preconceptions about people with developmental and other disabilities. The book teaches both children and adults to see the world through the eyes of others who may be different than they are, eliciting compassion, tolerance and patience from the reader."
When she is not writing, she campaigns for autism awareness and public acceptance as well as head the community-based nonprofit, which she founded, M.O.C.H.A. - Mothers of Color for Holistic Alternatives (www.mochacafe.org).
A portion of the author's proceeds benefit various autism organizations throughout the United States and Canada.
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