People With Autism Find Outlet in Artwork

June 15, 2010, Elko Daily Press

People With Autism Find Outlet in Artwork

ELKO — In real life John Williams has a difficult time looking people directly in the eye. In the portraits he creates, though, the eyes are the main focus of the work, usually looking directly at the viewer.

The artwork, he said, is “a direct outgrowth” of his disability. He has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism, he explained on his Web site.  Williams, whose grandmother Berna Johnson lives in Elko, is featured in a new book “Drawing Autism.”  Read full article.

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