When my family launched this website for our son Jackson, he was still in middle school. He’s now entering his senior year of high school. Time flies doesn’t it? To date, Jackson has gained several accolades for his art: winning a VSA Artist of the Year award in 2018 and gaining professional gallery representation from […]
Art show a BIG success
Imagine a room full of acceptance, a place where the artistic spirit is revered, a place of celebration of differences, where families and people on the spectrum, regardless of intensity of symptoms, are fawned over for the creative gifts that they bring to the community. Well, now you are picturing the art opening for “Viewpoints: […]
Art Opening for “Viewpoints: Artists with Autism”
Please join our family this Sunday, February 11, in supporting Jackson in his quest to be a “big artist” with his FIRST GROUP SHOW at the Austin Public Library Yarborough Branch from 3 to 5 p.m. Drop in anytime during this window to meet the artists, view the work and grab a snack. The event […]
Jackson Finally Meets Ellen? Fingers crossed!
This Monday, our son Jackson, an amazing artist who also has autism, and who adores Ellen DeGeneres and her show is getting the chance of a lifetime–to be in the studio audience for The Ellen Show! To say he is happy is an understatement. He has been watching the show and being positively influenced by […]
Delta Saves the Day
Dear Delta Airlines, Over the July 4th holiday, my son and I completed what to me seemed like an almost impossible task–flying from our home in Austin, Texas, to a beloved camp counselor’s wedding in British Columbia, Canada. The reason I say, “almost impossible” is because my son, Jackson, has autism. He doesn’t like long […]
Jackson wins regional Japanese language contest
Jackson competed two weeks ago in our city’s Japanese language contest and WON FIRST PLACE for the THIRD YEAR IN A ROW! I marvel at how much progress he has made from the first to the third year in his ability to wait, his ability to not walk in and out of the room and […]
Jackson’s Holiday Show a Success!
Jackson held an art show on December 11 and we had about 60 people come by during our two-hour Holiday Sale and Show. We displayed pen and ink drawings that Jackson created in his art classes over the last few years. These will be on display at an Austin hair salon’s art gallery for […]
Jackson’s ONLINE STORE is LIVE!
Finally, after three years since Jackson’s first art show in a restaurant’s meeting room, we have launched Jackson’s EyeTV’s page on Society 6. Go visit his site and buy notecards, posters, framed prints, and other art products that have the great works of “Jackson’s EyeTV” on them. We also have an art show this weekend […]
On the path to being a working artist–Christmas Art Show
A part of being a “big artist” and a working artist is to have art shows. To that end, Jackson was invited to show his work at a local salon and despite the amount of work this entails, we jumped at the chance to show off Jackson’s work. We are teaching Jackson about the skills […]
Why tests can’t measure intelligence with autism
My son loves to write stories, books and songs. He spends the majority of his free time writing. In fact, we (me and my group of dedicated volunteers) have several books written by Jackson that we are working on publishing in 2017. One of these is a collection of poetry about sacred bodies of water. […]