Autism & Art

Some well-known people throughout history who are autistic and harness their superpower to leave unforgettable mark on the world.

  • Dan Aykroyd – Comedic Actor
  • Benjamin Banneker – African American almanac author, surveyor, naturalist, and farmer
  • Tim Burton – Movie Director
  • Lewis Carroll – Author of “Alice in Wonderland”
  • Henry Cavendish – Scientist
  • Charles Darwin – Naturalist, Geologist, and Biologist
  • Emily Dickinson – Poet
  • Paul Dirac – Physicist
  • Albert Einstein – Scientist & Mathematician
  • Bobby Fischer – Chess Grandmaster
  • Bill Gates – Co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation
  • Temple Grandin – Animal Scientist
  • Thomas Jefferson – Early American Politician
  • Steve Jobs – Former CEO of Apple
  • James Joyce – Author of “Ulysses”
  • Stanley Kubrick – Film Director
  • Barbara McClintock – Scientist and Cytogeneticist
  • Michelangelo – Sculptor, Painter, Architect, Poet
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Classical Composer
  • Sir Isaac Newton – Mathematician, Astronomer, & Physicist
  • Jerry Seinfeld – Comedian
  • Satoshi Tajiri – Creator of Nintendo’s Pokémon
  • Nikola Tesla – Inventor
  • Andy Warhol – Artist
  • William Butler Yeats – Poet
  • Greta Thunberg

How Art Helps Autistic Children.

Your child will appreciate it.

Autism is not a disability. Like "normal" people with strengths and weaknesses, they are strong with some skills and have deficit with others. Verbal communication is often one of the deficit. Not being able to express their feeling or thought is frustrating. I can definitely empathize. Art is a tool to help them express how they feel. Once they are able to do that, they will be less frustrated and be happier. This erasable backpack is that tool. Kids often have backpack on with them. With the provided liquid chalk markers, they can draw on it any time, any where to express themselves or to relieve stress and anxiety. Parents can write a note such as "I love you" for their child. They can also write a note to the teacher if it needs attention. Teachers can also write a note for parents. For an investment of about 9 cups of fancy $5 Starbucks coffee drink, your child will appreciate it.