Art and Autism

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  • “Intensity” by Siobhan Forrester 1 of 8
    "Intensity" 

by Siobhan Forrester
    Born 2003. Age when she painted this: 4
    "This is a beautiful and very special side of autism that most people don't get to see. We want to share it with the world so parents don't see autism as a death sentence." — Siobhan’s mom, Julie
  • Starry Night with Spiderman by Maximus Oberto (Max) 2 of 8
    Starry Night with Spiderman 

by Maximus Oberto (Max)
    Born 2001. Age when he painted this: 7
    “Max enjoys art and creating every chance he gets.” — Max’s mom, Sunny
  • Sunflowers by Amanda LaMunyon 3 of 8
    Sunflowers 

by Amanda LaMunyon
    Born 1995. Age when she painted this: 7
    "My art is very personal. I feel like part of me is coming out of my hands."
  • Balloons by Candace Waters 4 of 8
    Balloons 

by Candace Waters
    Born 2000. Age when she painted this: 8
    "Candace's art is a form of communication and expression for her. It allows people to view the world through her eyes, to see what she sees, in her own unique and special way." — Candace’s parents
  • “Gaugin and Me” by Kevin Hosseini 5 of 8
    "Gaugin and Me" 

by Kevin Hosseini
    Born 1994. Age when he painted this: 9
    "I feel very good about my art because it makes me feel good to express myself."
  • Reflections by Trevor Aycox 6 of 8
    Reflections 

by Trevor Aycox
    Born 1995. Age when he painted this: 12
    "I'm not very good at things like sports that are important around here. When I do my art, i see what I can really do."
  • “Face” by David Idell 7 of 8
    "Face" 

by David Idell
    Born 1993. Age when he painted this: 12
    "I think people who are considered genius were all probably obsessed with a subject and followed their obsessions." — David’s mom, Cindy
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