One Autistic Artist Dreams About “What Autism Really Is”

Last summer, we shared Diego Raf Diaz's story, an autistic artist with a dream to create an animated film. His first attempt at fundraising wasn't successful but Diego's determination to make his film still burns bright! If we, as an autism community rally around him and support his efforts...we can make his dream come true. Diego wants to use his talent as an animator to tell the real stories of autistic people. He's calling it, "What Autism Really Is." Diego was diagnosed with autism at an early age. He says that watching videos had a huge … [Read more...]

#ImpactfulBlogs: The Art of Autism

Debra Hosseini Muzikar is the author of The Art of Autism: Shifting Perceptions and Keri Bowers is the producer of Normal Films. Together they started a collaborative featuring autistic artists, authors, and entertainers from around the world. In the last year, The Art of Autism has produced Autism Unveiled: 90 blogs from autistic people in six weeks, the Beijing international art exhibit, an exhibit at the All Autism Wedding, and the 2016 Art of Autism Calendar...to name just a few of their successful projects involving the autism … [Read more...]

Curious Interviews 2015: Authors, Autism, Inspirations, Oh My!

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style. Maya Angelou In 2015, our curiosity took us to places beyond our imaginations. We discovered people of passion and compassion. We learned about ourselves and others through literature, personal stories, and from those who are doing good works. Here is a recap of the amazing interviews we published in 2015: [Tweet "Read @geekclubbooks 2015 curious interviews with authors, changemakers, entrepreneurs for … [Read more...]

40 Days of World Autism Day!

If you met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism. Dr. Stephen Shore Stephen Shore's quote inspired Debra Muzikar, autism mom and co-founder of The Art of Autism. She's launching an initiative that will bring positive attention to the autistic and showcase many autistic individuals' gifts, culminating on World Autism Day. She explains... I noticed Lent this year started on February 18 and ended on April 2. I was raised Catholic but no longer am a practicing Catholic. I woke up in the middle of the night and had an … [Read more...]

Autistic Artist Candace Waters
Her Bright & Happy World

12 year old Candace Waters has severe autism, is non-verbal, unable to communicate through words, and has trouble interacting with others. But “Candy” lives in a bright and happy world. How do we know? She expresses what she thinks and how she feels through her paintings…and her visual messages on canvas are inspiring people from around the world. Candace has a very unique colorful happy style of painting.  She seems to know how colors blend together perfectly.  When she paints she becomes very happy and laughs which is priceless.  We are so … [Read more...]