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.
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 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.
What kinds of things do you typically Tweet about?
autism awareness, eco-conscious living, personal growth, advocacy
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business, blogging, special needs children, technology, social media, twitter, the arts, work-at-home, green living, travel, fitness, movies, wine, vegetarian/vegan, writing, breastfeeding, tattoos
Sorry I missed your book signing just checking this account today! Surprising we have time to chat some days! We should start a Tulsa coffee get together with the Tulsa moms. I was just telling my hubby how socially defunct I am this yr! I work work and never take time to do mom time, and when I left full-time job, it was like that group of people I normally see I don't.Anyways, enough of my ramblings, definitely love to meet and chat sometime. I'll have to order a copy of your book, I suppose there is a link on your page somewhere.
Nice to talk,