Parenting

Amazing artists with autism

Amy and Talia attend a book launch for Carly Hatton, a talented young artist with autism

Carly Hatton holding the book she illustrated. Photo: Amy Baskin

Talia has some amazingly talented peers. Recently, we were thrilled to attend a book launch for our friend, Carly Hatton. While we munched cupcakes and chatted, Carly sat at the kitchen table drawing and signing copies of the book she illustrated: Limericks from the Animal Kingdom (written by Dr. I. Mary Hackney).
Most impressively, this isn’t the first book showcasing Carly’s art. You’ll also find her work in Artism—Art by those with AutismAnd she created the whimsical cover art for Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum by Shana Nichols. (If you have a daughter with ASD you NEED this book!)
It’s fabulous when our kids have a talent that brings them joy and future career possibilities. Way to go Carly!
If you’d like to support artists with autism, check out SocialStripes — a new Online Greeting Cards that support independent living for artists with autism.
Any amazing artists in YOUR family?