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.
- “I have noticed that children with autism think in pictures,” according to art therapist Theresa Van Lith. “So it’s a natural progression, then, to use the visual arts to communicate what’s going on in their world.”
- Art therapy can help with social skills.
- Art therapy can address Sensory Processing Disorder.
- Drawing or doodling can be calming when stress or anxiety is overwhelming.
- Introducing art making activities can be beneficial in numerous ways. Through art mediums, children with autism spectrum disorder may find new outlets for communication, social-emotional growth, and beneficial sensory experiences. Art serves as an opportunity to explore the abstract using concrete methods. Art can be used to express ideas about goals for the future, exploring interests or hobbies, or illustrating a personal timeline. Within an art therapy setting, a therapist may ask an individual with autism to illustrate a difficult conflict at home or school. Through art, people and events can be dramatized through emotional reflection. While an individual on the spectrum may struggle to express these feelings or memories verbally, the context clues in art may help an art therapist ask appropriate questions, helping the individual process the event.
"The Chalk Wild erasable backpack is a great on-the-go resource for children who love to draw. Drawing can be very soothing and may help to ease feelings of anxiety or stress and help to regulate emotions. The backpack can be used as a canvas at any time, such as whilst waiting or on the train. This is very helpful for children who are always moving or have attention difficulties. I would recommend the Chalk Wild erasable backpack to parents and teachers!"
“Terrific idea. Don’t be surprised when it spreads to adults with briefcases on subways.”
“What a great idea! I will also get one for my granddaughter.”
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.