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Seven-year-old Jalyn Weston’s art is more than a passion, it’s his way of communicating. “I did this one in Nashville at the Frist,” he said, holding a painting. “It’s me as a doctor. The white suit, the stethoscope around my ears, the yellow hair, which I have, and the orange skin – which is necessary.”

For Weston, who has a high functioning form of the developmental disorder autism, his work has provided opportunities that many children his age haven’t had, such as traveling to Washington, D.C., to debut one of his pieces being displayed in a national traveling exhibit with the 2010 International VSA festival. Formerly Very Special Arts, VSA: The International Organization on Arts and Disability helps people with disabilities participate in, learn from and enjoy the arts.

Read in Full:  http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/jun/09/autistic-youngster-communicates-through-his-award-/



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