Thank you for your courage and conviction in hosting this fine exhibit.
I think this is LONG over due that we recognize the gifts and talents of those with ASD. They have much more to teach us than we can teach them…Please, however, begin referring to these individuals as a “person with autism.” The term autistics running through the show is antiquated and upsetting.
I see your viewpoint but still maintain that if my child could have been born without autism, I would have happily accepted him.
I think that like so many issues, the “answer” lies in a balance. My 23 year old son was diagnosed with Aspergers at age 6 I believe that his challenge is to be able to flourish as he is in a world that does see him as different. I believe that the challenge for others is to value him for who he is despite his differences. As parents, our job has been to initiate, shepherd, and fuel the dialogue of interaction.
Thank you for the exhibit.
Art is at its most powerful when thre is an intention as well as a point of view revealed wihtin the work by the artist. Those with autism expressing themselves throughout is a unique insight into a unique and gifted point of view of the world.
Autistic people have/ need rights!! Include us –our opinions will make a positive difference in this crazy world!
I think this gallery is very well done. It’s nice to know that people who have a disability can be interested in art. I’m interested in art so maybe my autistic brother, Marcus, will be.