Art is so universal that it can be a powerful aid in communication when we cannot find the words to express what we feel.
This is especially true for people that can sometimes struggle with communication, like those with autism.
I'd like to share a page on Facebook called "Artistic Autistic". www.facebook.com/ArtisticAutis…
Its basically a page where a parent shows her daughters art through the years, her daughter having autism was often able to express to her parents
things though her art more easily than she could trying to explain it verbally. Particularly the more complex things.
Like how eye contact was generally intimidating to her. Her parents did not know this until she expressed it in a comic panel for example.
Its a place where people can stir up conversation on these things both the good and the bad, like how to as a parent or a friend- help someone cope with the difficulties that arise with being autistic.
If you are curious or have any experiences or advice to share or maybe even questions of your own
I highly encourage you to go like their page and engage in discussion.
Its really important for people in to talk about these things since the statistics for autism keep getting bigger, it would be beneficial
if children especially could be better understood by everyone, and for people to share the tools, ideas and experiences that people aren't
typically prepared for to help make things easier in difficult circumstances.
I know the mom/owner of the page, she and her daughter go to the local art studio I go to.
She is super nice and a really good mom, with lots of experience to share on the topic and an open ear. So don't be shy!
Do it for art, and for helping others. <3