There are no limits to our imagination,
only limits to us being understood.
Alexandra Adlawan is a writer, illustrator, and founder of the Amazing Artists publishing company, from Long Beach, CA. Ms. Adlawan graduated from a professional digital arts & animation studio specialized for autistic artists. Ms. Adlawan is a naturally gifted visual arts and written word communicator who excels in reaching children with her humor and bold use of color. To date Ms. Adlawan’s The Adventures of Maddie and Albert children’s book series include Wild Imagination, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Flying the Imaginary Skies, and the upcoming, Backyard Jungle.
There are no limits to our imagination, only limits to us being understood. Open your hearts and welcome the gifts of our creative contributions to the world.
It was in late 2017 that my father challenged me to actually finish just one of the many story ideas going on inside my head. It has always been a dream of mine to hold in my hands a book that I had written and illustrated. When I think back now at that moment, it was a challenge that had to be made. Today I am a published author and after holding my first book in my hands, I was truly inspired to do more and knew deep down that “Wild Imagination: The Adventures of Maddie and Albert” was the first of many books to come.
It is an honor for me to be a Sponsor of the 2022 Autism Parenting Magazine Virtual Conference. I would never have believed that this would have been possible many years ago while struggling to find myself. With the help of many people, my parents, sister, mentor, and many heroes that I have encountered on this ongoing journey, I wanted to take this opportunity to share my story through my books.
My stories are not only about Maddie and Albert with their dog Houdini, who are hilarious if I should say so myself, it is about us, we who are on the Spectrum sharing our marketable talents with the world. Competing directly with all the talented people in the world regardless of their situation. Everyone in our Autism community has a talent, all who support the Autism community are responsible in helping each one of us find our talent to share with the world. Let us be Inclusive.
The Adventures of Maddie and Albert book series is available on my website Amazing Artists. Sharing with children of all ages is what I love to do. Readings at schools, libraries, bookstores, and special events are easy to arrange and schedule. You can reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s plan on getting together soon.