I had the pleasure of meeting with Chante Douglas, a single mother, an autism advocate, a military veteran having served in the air force and a published author, bring awareness and advocacy about the autism community.
We cover so many topics, including when her son, Levi, was diagnosed, the mental health challenges she has faced, and how she has been working through them. Helping her son with his mental health after he had a 'terrible, terrible day,' which she drew inspiration from for her upcoming book that is going to be released soon called, "Are You Okay?"
She literally turned her son into a superhero, Echoboy, as well as introducing his side-kick, ABC Girl! Driving more representation in the black and brown communities, especially related to autism, is really important to Chante.
Chante has taken her pain and driven it to her purpose, using writing as a way to express herself through her poetry, but also writing childrens books, not only to help other children with autism know they are not alone, but also to educate other children (neurotypical) about autism.
She is an inspiration, through advocating for her son, being vulnerable in sharing her journey and impacting others in a positive way.
Check out the books she has available to purchase (see links below), as well as connect with Chante through the many channels she is available.
Through connection, we can find unity, through unity, we can find solutions and support for each other.
Books to Purchase:
The Adventures of Echo boy And ABC girl https://www.amazon.com/dp/1686224591/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_0RM7D9F5EWWQPK6QRB2A
ABC GIRL- The Wonderful World of ABCs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KMBY758/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_8533R7VR1WNV6MCN77SY
Connect with Chante:
Facebook Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/echoboyabcgirl
Facebook Personal: https://www.facebook.com/chante.douglas
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