Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can and DO succeed as productive members of society. ASM is proud to showcase stories of people with ASD that can be an inspiration to others. (Maine Residents)
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My name is Nicholas Anderson. Planet Ripple is a project I've been working on for several years, and I drew and wrote everything attached to the name. I am also autistic. Most people may not know that I have autism now unless it was explicitly pointed out to them, but when I was a child it was pretty evident and intense. Minnow, the lead character of my series, is also autistic in addition to being physically disabled. There are other characters with difficulties of their own, both physical and mental. That said, the story isn't just about disabilities because nobody is just their disability. That isn't their entire personality. There's always more to learn about them. When you compound it with the everyday struggles people already go through, or more personal things like grief, it adds this extra layer that can make those things even more overwhelming, raise those hurtles to overcome ever higher. However, they're still the same human struggles, and I think anybody should be able to relate. It's a story about how people treat each other. See more of Nicholas' story and photos of his book series here.
Travis is a twenty-seven year old with autism. Five years ago he took a class in glass fusing and fell in love with the medium. He has since expanded his work to include stained glass as well.
It was perfect for Travis, he loves working with tools and is very good at cutting glass. His love of bold color has led to the creation of beautiful glass pieces. He combines this with his love of animals and often a dog or cat show up in his art.
His love of bold color has led to the creation of beautiful glass pieces. He combines this with his love of animals and often a dog or cat show up in his art. Travis lives in Wells Maine and has been trying to think of ways to share his art with others. He has a goal of having his own web site.
See photos of Travis' amazing glass art here