Social media has been a game changer for artists, bloggers, poets, whiz kids and film makers in the ASD community. Leaders like Carly Fleischmann, Paul Siebenthal, and Kerry Magro have found their voice and it’s given them ability to reach so many parents, kids, educators and professionals living and working with awesome kids on the autism spectrum.
There have always been differences of opinion and experiences that have led to important discussion and controversy, but art –
Art is the great connector.
The talent coming out of the ASD community has gained momentum and it’s bringing us all closer so that we can move forward together. Self-advocates are blazing the trail so that a new generation of kids will have that opportunity to find their thing.
Introducing two new spectacular self-advocates to our team:
Doctor Mad Science (also known as Jordan!) has lit up You Tube with his home made science experiments. He may only be 10 years old, but he’s a bit of a celebrity in these parts! We’re so excited to be featuring his videos in our SquagpadsTM and lending his science smarts to our blog!
Anabelle Listic is a super-talented (and lovely to boot!) 27 year-old photographer living is Seattle. We’re thrilled to feature her photographs in our Squagpads and also to have her mentoring parents and kids through the Ask Anabelle section of our blog (coming soon!)
Thanks to the Art Of Autism, we’re able to keep our SquagpadsTM bursting with art from professional artists on the spectrum from all over the world.
It’s an exciting new direction the collective ASD community is taking. And the future is bright.