The Art Of Autism, On Display In Lexington, Kentucky

That painting is NOT by Nancy Sexton!

Beyond Autism Awareness

EXHIBIT GIVES PEOPLE WITH AUTISM A WAY TO BE MORE EXPRESSIVE

Teal, Orange, White by Nancy Sexton, part of Discover the Art of Autism.

Courtesy of the Church of St. Michael the Archangel

 

Children and adults with autism often experience impaired communication and social interactions, but there is at least one inexpensive activity that has been shown to help: art.

“It’s a way to express themselves,” says Kay Wright, who, with Donna Pizzuto, organized an exhibit called The Art of Autism, on display at The Episcopal Church of St. Michael the Archangel.

“A lot of people who have autism have a hard time expressing themselves and a hard time making social connections, so this is one way they can communicate and express themselves,” she says.

Wright, a real estate agent and retired teacher, is a volunteer for EAGLE (Embracing Asperger Gifts and Life Experiences), a social support group for…

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