The Author of
The Chronicles of Blue: Me, You, & 22q
T'Wana Betrice Jones-Wilson, M.S., MCHES®
Twana Wilson is a passionate mom of a child with 22q and Autism. She is a devoted wife and mother of three children. She wrote this children’s book about the life of her son, Kaymon and how their family learns together daily to empower him to overcome obstacles. Kaymon is kind-hearted, enjoys learning new things, and making people laugh. Parenting a child with special needs is by far not an easy challenge, but extremely rewarding. Twana wants to raise awareness of 22q, provide representation in children’s literature, and help other families understand that a diagnosis does not yield defeat. Mrs. Wilson hopes that The Chronicles of Blue: Me, You, & 22q, will inspire other families that they can do all things with faith, hope, and love.
Twana has over 19 years of experience in the fields of higher education, health and wellness, customer service, health care research, corrections, and professional leadership. In addition, Twana is nationally certified as a Master Health Education Specialist (MCHES®) through the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing, Inc. She has enjoyed working with people with mental health and developmental disabilities since she was a teenager. Twana graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of General Studies specializing in Social Work and Sociology. To add, she obtained a Master of Science in Health Promotion. In addition, Twana is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Over the years, Twana has gained a wide range of experience working with people with developmental disabilities across a variety of settings including in-home, schools, clinics, group homes, residential facilities, and community environments.
Twana works as a Field Interviewer for a national health research study. Twana is also the current CEO and co-founder of Abilities Above Bounds Beyond, LLC where their mission is to go above and beyond in helping people utilize their abilities in breaking everyday bounds in their daily lives. They offer a wide range of services to meet the needs of individuals in a unique way. As the CEO and Executive Director, she also oversees all the daily business operations of the company.
Recently, Mrs. Wilson was able to speak along side her son about 22q and what is means for other 22q families to the local City Council and receive a proclamation (legislative advocacy) for 22q Awareness to be recognized during the month of November and November 22nd as 22q Awareness Day.