September 22, 2015 – Autism is a brain disorder that is characterized by difficulties in some social interaction, difficulties in motor coordination, and sometimes repetitive behaviors. But children with autism often excel in other areas; such as creative arts, visual skills, and mathematics.
Ava J. Clark, who was diagnosed with autism at age 2 1/2 is one of those gifted children, and along with her mother Alicia Coleman-Clark have decided to release a line of children’s books to encourage families who are also dealing with autism.
The “Ava Goes” series follows Ava on various adventures such as a trip to the dentist and to the beach. These wonderful beginner books are fun to read aloud and makes a great bedtime story. We believe this series will soon to be a favorite among parents, beginning readers, teachers, and librarians.
Alicia says that it’s her hope that Ava will continue to write these books and keep the series alive long after Alicia is gone. Hopefully with Ava’s own children one day.
Ava and her mother are currently on a local book tour which most recently included the West Seattle Barnes & Noble.
Alicia is also working with families, teachers, and education systems as an advocate with hopes of developing lasting partnerships that involve bringing the Ava Goes series to elementary schools.
Recently, Ava also made an appearance in the “LOVE YOURSELF” anti-bullying song by KHARI (video link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21LHPg57nxg&feature=share)
Alicia Coleman-Clark (and Miss Ava) can be reached at ARCC22@Aol.com
“Ava Goes” books can be ordered from http://www.avagoes.com/ and at bookstores everywhere.