She is one of many examples of a "savant," someone that demonstrates remarkable characteristics in a specific area despite their diagnosis of a neuro-developmental disorder.
These areas can include,
...and more, all done with levels of extreme
brilliance and awe.
Had Iris never come across painting through her
therapy, this hidden talent within her would have remained unknown.
Autism impairs a persons ability to interact normally with others in a social setting.
This is one of many potential differences on a very large scale spectrum. I personally feel that the ability to interact normally with others in a social setting is irrelevant.
Maybe some of these kids are simply choosing not to
interact? And there's nothing wrong with that, perhaps it's not an
impairment? Perhaps it is.
These causes, I believe, are a result of numerous
toxins found in our surrounding environment that could potentially
explain the skyrocketing rates of autism over last few decades.
Her mother said she wanted to share her paintings with the world to raise awareness about her daughters condition, which currently affects 100,000 children in the UK and continues to rise dramatically.
The paintings are currently being sold for $500-$1000.
The good news now is that Grace has finally starting
to speak and express herself through art and movement.