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Art

Art allows us to see the world through another person’s eyes, and has the power to change our own way of looking at things real or imagined. The Roman poet Horace said, “A picture is a poem without words.” The works in this section reflect the perspectives of both individuals with autism and those who have reflected on autism through a creative lens.

 

bethan turner

“I always start with the collage background and include pictures of the subject, items that I think relates to them, or the character they are playing or the sport they participate in. I then paint their portrait over the collage background. It gives my painting texture and depth.

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Marcy Deutsch

As a child, Marcy gave no indication that she had artistic talent — until age 12, when she took part in a schoolwide art event and surprised everyone around her. See Marcy’s wonderful art here (and find out what her younger brother has accomplished because of her!). Also included in this feature is a compelling story written by Marcy’s mom, Robin Deutsch, describing the obstacles Marcy faced growing up… valuable insights for every parent of a child on the spectrum.

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Kim Gerry-Tucker

Challenged with Asperger’s and selective mutism, Kim has developed her unusual artistic talent in a variety of media. Also a wonderful writer, she shares her story – and her art – here.

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JOEL ANDERSON

Joel (20), of Fallbrook, CA, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Today, he’s an award-winning artist and outspoken advocate for autism awareness — with a heart bigger than life.

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Vito Bonanno

Traffic lights and toilet bowls may not strike you as objects of beauty… but for this artist, they’re an inspiration!

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Kevin Hosseini

Sixteen-year old Kevin has developed an exceptional talent for painting, having earned several awards and been highlighted in galleries, books and film. His mom, Debbie Hosseini, is the author of a compelling new book on autism art. Read the story and see examples of Kevin’s fascinating paintings, many of which are based on his impressions of Iran.

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Kambel Smith

This young artist with autism was initially diagnosed with mental retardation. Read the uplifting story of his development as told by his father — and be among the first to see Kambel’s spectacular new paintings.

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Shawn Belanger

The drawings of this talented 24-year-old from Calgary, Alberta, offer insight into the way his fascinating mind works.

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Christian Early

A young man whose hidden talent has taken everyone by surprise! …

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Stephen Wiltshire

World-renowned artist Stephen Wiltshire couldn’t speak until he was nine years old, when his teachers had an idea about what might motivate him to talk. What was it … ?

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Dustin Alan Nunn

This 20-year-old cartoonist from Ohio published his first book soon after graduating from high school …

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Megan Tollefson Fraser

A painter with purpose…

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