A couple of years ago, I was home alone while my parents were out for the day. Suddenly, I felt like painting something. At the time, I was in an Art Appreciation class and was watching The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross on YouTube, so both of those played a part in making my painting, but I wanted this painting to be unique.
I decided to make a painting about what it’s like to have Asperger’s Syndrome.
- The black and white background represents how Aspies tend to see things in a black and white perspective instead of gray.
- The colorful mind represents how our minds are bursting with ideas that can change the world.
- The lines above the head represent how when we try to say what’s on our minds, it tends to be distorted by our social awkwardness.
Just last week, I presented the painting at an autism conference in Victoria, Texas and everyone was amazed by the symbolism of it and the art style. I hope that my art piece can be an inspiration for other Aspies and their family and friends who want to understand Aspergers more. – by Samuel Allen
Sam’s drawing obviously influenced us as Aspergers101 and his depiction of Autism/Asperger Syndrome soon became our logo! Interested in purchasing a signed copy with Sam’s description of ‘how it feels’ to have autism? 100% of proceeds benefits the operation and outreach of Aspergers101. Purchase Poster HERE
After an extensive career broadcast marketing, Jennifer and her husband searched for answers when their oldest son hit the kinder years with great difficultly. After finally learning that their oldest son had Aspergers Syndrome, she left her career in television and became a full time mother to both of her sons. Jennifer elicited the participation of her sons and together they produced several independent programs including a children’s animated series titled Ameriquest Kids (now distributed by Landmark Media) as well as her documentary and book titled, Coping to Excelling: Solutions for school-age children diagnosed with High-Functioning Autism or Aspergers Syndrome.
The need for more information encouraged Jennifer to elicit a team of autism experts to provide weekly, original content to a website free to anyone seeking to live their best under the diagnosis of High-Functioning Autism/Aspergers Syndrome… appropriately titled: Aspergers101.com.