“Different Is Brilliant” – It’s This Autistic Girl’s Motto! She Sells Her Artwork To Celebrities…

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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. 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.The techniques that work for Iris may not work with every child, but I do believe there is always a key: following the lead of your child.”

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