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Social Story Character: Tyler

Name: Tyler

5 Favorite Hobbies:

  1. Writing
  2. Snowboarding
  3. Dancing
  4. Reading
  5. Competing (in sports or other games that can be challenging)

5 Favorite Things:

  1. Animals
  2. Toys
  3. Video Games
  4. Things that go fast (cars, planes, and trains for example)
  5. Music

5 Strengths:

  1. A colorful mind in the world of imagination (cleverly creative)
  2. Open minded to any kind of entertainment such as music and movies
  3. Fearless
  4. Focused
  5. Fast learner

5 Weaknesses:

  1. Finding his words in the correct order when talking
  2. Gets a bit upset when people don’t understand him or when they see him as questionable
  3. Facial expressions can be difficult at times when expressing emotion
  4. Loud noises and vibration on the ground is overwhelming
  5. Embarrassing moments keep coming back to him, and whenever he thinks of them, he’s not fully in the present. Extremely hard to forget them and wishing it could have all been different.

Family: Divorced parents and raised by his mother from the time he was eight years old; his father is...

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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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