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Social Story Character: Ella

Name: Ella

5 Favorite Hobbies:

  1. Spending time with her sisters
  2. Drawing abstract art
  3. Picking flowers
  4. Playing the Piano
  5. Photography

5 Favorite Things:

  1. Playing with her dog “Daisy”
  2. Eating ice cream
  3. Doing things with her Family (she prefers family over friends)
  4. Computers
  5. Art museums

5 Strengths:

  1. Amazing at drawing designs and adding color to them during her free time
  2. Talented singer
  3. Knows all of the bells and whistles in photography editing
  4. Her family and friends adore her bright beautiful smile
  5. Excellent at math, and writes the answers in an artistic kind of way

5 Weaknesses:

  1. Extremely shy
  2. Often times she isn’t strong or confident in what she does
  3. Hard to stay focused at school, and very insecure about her outward appearance, and her mind is typically on when she will see her big brothers again.
  4. Tends to get lost when people (other than family) come up to her to say hi or have a conversation.
  5. Doesn’t know how to use body language in a social situation

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Photography

art autism photography Aug 22, 2017

"Every picture tells a story." says the artist.

I love photography! When I was in community college, I took a photography class to learn more about my camera and what else I can do with it. Love to find good the good angles.

When I was just a sprout, I never knew what a camera is, instead I would line up my toy cars a certain way and the next thing I would do is that I would stand, crouch, or lie down on the floor looking at the toy cars differently. Like to make them look like they are going fast when I align them a certain way and see them in certain ways. When I got my first camera, first thing I took a picture of was myself by mistake. The flash was bright, and I had permanent blindness for at least ten seconds. But boy did I had a blast with that camera! Took a lot of pictures of my toys until I ran out of film. Disposable cameras are cool! Then I went to digital later on when I was with my Dad more. Dad sure knows his tech, and I am almost always behind when it comes to...

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Art

art autism writing May 10, 2017

Art

Drawing, sculpting, and writing are examples of art.

I used to think that writing never really was considered an artform until I was sixteen. When I think of ‘art’, I think of the stuff you see at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) or anything that shows off a picture of some sorts. I’ve seen some drawings done by people with autism, and most of these drawings are no different than any of the other creative art that has being shown, but the meaning behind these drawings are even more surprising. For example, a man draws an entire city at bird’s eye view because of his uncanny photographic memory of the time he was in a helicopter ride. Another thing I saw recently is someone drew their favorite fictional made up characters next to the autism awareness ribbon logo, or another drawing where characters put all the colorful pieces together. To me, there are stories behind every one of these drawings and different kinds of artwork.

Photography is another type of...

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