6-Year-Old With Autism Sells Art To Celebrities, Shows World “Different Is Brilliant”

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Iris Grace is a six-year-old with autism who’s telling the world that different is awesome through her incredible paintings and ability to see the world in a whole new way.

Iris’ mom, Arabella, started a blog to showcase her daughter’s talent and share her experience of raising a child with autism.


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Now Iris (helped by faithful therapy cat, Thula) is something of a celebrity, having sold her art to stars like Angelina Jolie.


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“I love that we don’t have to conform; we can just go with the flow and follow Iris and she is happy,” Arabella said.


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“Her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings. She found her voice through painting.”


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“For the first time our family took a trip abroad. A remarkable achievement for a little girl who was once isolated, unable to speak or be around others.”


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Thula went too, obviously.


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Thanks to painting, “talking, reading and enjoying her home education is a different story,” according to Arabella.


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Now Arabella has written a book to tell Iris’ story and raise awareness of autism, to show people “that there can be a future — a bright one.”


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“Autism has opened up my perceptions of how you can teach a child. It doesn’t have to be in a classroom — it can be wherever the child is most comfortable, using their interests to inspire them.”

“[Iris] is more responsive, calm and easy when I set up ‘playrooms’ within the garden or sometimes out in the countryside.”


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“The techniques that work for Iris may not work with every child…;”


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“…;but I do believe there is always a key: following the lead of your child.”


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You can see more of Iris’ amazing work by buying her book on Amazon.

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