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A True Success Story Of An Artist With Autism

A True Success Story Of An Artist With Autism

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, tips

Ryan Medlock, from Camberley Australia, is a talented university graduate with a Masters Degree in children’s books illustration. Thirty year old Ryan has high functioning autism. Even though he managed to successfully complete his Masters Degree, he couldn’t hold down a job in an office with a large group of people. Yet he was not

Stephen Wiltshire: A Genious Autistic Artist

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

In previous articles “Art and Autism” and “Success and Autism”, I talked about this talented British artist. Stephen has a unique skill and gift in drawing the big cities like Rome, London, Paris… landscape to scale without omitting the tiniest detail after flying above it for only few minutes. He flew over New York in a

A Poem for The Autistic Community

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

I wrote this poem inspired with all the big hearts of autistic children I was privileged to work with. Autistic?… Oh, you mean artistic, I know you are born holistic. Sometimes you turn ballistic, But your big heart is always humanistic. Honesty is your characterestic, And your nature is so authentic. I like you when

Sing to Improve Speech

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

This is a technique that I learned about just by trying. A student with very little speech demonstrated a very short attention span for regular work (Math and Language Arts). But I noticed that he showed a lot of interest in the Music class, and was able to focus and stay on task for almost the

Art and Autism

Art and Autism

By Nadia Shanab | autism, parenting, tips

One of the world’s most famous contemporary artists is an autistic man named Stephen Wiltshire. He was mute in his early childhood and used to throw severe temper tantrums. He lived in his own world and never related to other human beings. At the age of three he was diagnosed with autism and he had