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“The remarkable abilities of the artist with autism surface because of their autism, not in spite of it.” Darold Treffert, M.D. The Art of Autism mourns the death of Dr. Darold Treffert. Dr. Treffert was a psychiatrist and researcher who specialized in autism, hyperlexia, and savant syndrome. He c…
18.12.2020 · From The Art of Autism
I want to see autistic characters who are Black, Latino, Asian, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Indigenous, non-verbal, LGBTAQ+, and/or physically disabled By Dana Trick Recently there has been a very vocal demand for representation for diverse people of various ethnicities, religions, sexuali…
02.12.2020 · From The Art of Autism
How painting unlocked one woman’s ability as a savant. Congratulations to Amanda LaMunyon who on the Megyn Kelly show this morning! Here’s the video for those who missed it! Here’s a link to the Today show article Source: The Art of Autism
25.08.2018 · From The Art of Autism
How an accidental brush by an autistic savant with a silent movie classic has changed one of the world’s most recognizable films into Hollywood’s first 3D motion picture. By Carl Hernz For those not familiar with the ways of children with autism, a toy in our hands can all too often serve its …
09.08.2018 · From The Art of Autism
By Stephie King I was going stir crazy as usual. I needed an outlet. My modus operandi was to be emotional while having no outlet and to seek emotionlessness in thought. I stifled myself until I couldn’t handle stress. Usually I would cry. I used to cry all day. This went on for years. Over se…
29.03.2018 · From The Art of Autism
By Nils Skudra The ABC miniseries “The Good Doctor,” which has become an extremely popular television show of late, features the English actor Freddie Highmore as Shaun Murphy, a young medical genius with “high-functioning autism” and Savant Syndrome. In the TV Series, Shawn is hired at …
27.02.2018 · From The Art of Autism
Some of Grandy’s cool Halloween costumes include dressing as a microwave, a deck, a fire alarm, and this year a tornado. By Ron Sandison When Grandy was three years old, his mother Brittany Miller noticed that he had an unusual interest in fans and light switches. These were the only things …
31.10.2017 · From The Art of Autism
“Synchronicity is evident when a Life is ABLAZE with ReFIREment,”  Laurence A. Becker By Ron Sandison On March 22, I was delighted as I opened a letter from Dr. Laurence A. Becker founder of Creative Learning Environments and the producer of With Eyes Wide Open, a documentary film of the life …
03.07.2017 · From The Art of Autism
By Ron Sandison Stephen Mark Shore said, “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” Every person who has autism is unique in his or her own ways. When I was eight years old I was diagnosed with autism. The educational specialists and doctors warned my parents that I w…
09.05.2016 · From The Art of Autism