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Art for Autism

We just wanted to thank you on behalf of the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix for the art work you submitted for our art contest!  We hope you enjoyed participating in this art competition. We had several wonderful pieces of art submitted and it was a challenge to only choose 5. Thank you for ALL  for participating and supporting us  we strive to provide information, resources and support for this with autism throughout the valley.
The Winners
Ernesto (Ernie) Morales age 29
Ernesto has been an artist since age three. He has received certificates of completion from both Phoenix College in Media Arts & Digital Animation, as well as the East Valley Institute of Technology in 3D Animation. Ernie continues to draw every day, and hopes to fulfill his dream of working in an animation studio. He has been a member of the AZ ASSIST Community for ten years. Incidentally if you want to see more of his work, check out his YouTube videos:
Tiara Halliday age 19

She is 19 now, and currently attending EVIT towards getting her certificate in Early Childhood Development.   Little children has always been her special interest, and she is moving towards her goal of working with them professionally.  With an artist mom, drawing has always been part of the family life too, and often counts as therapy.

Alexandra Wishnatsky age 18
As a child age three, I have been creating art and been passionate about art. I have learned how to draw pictures and creating crafts to keep me calm. I wanted to learn how to draw pictures so I can be a better artist. my Mom is a great artist, and thought me how to draw and paint early on.

Walter Ben Hill age 23

A young man with autism has become a wonderful artist. Wally has progressed from being severely autistic to high functioning with lack of language being his primary disability.       Wally speaks, with art, his beautiful perspective of the world.  See more of Wally’s Art on  For more information contact             Director –  Angels Purse, Inc. a 501c3 providing practical assistance to the families of children with autism since 1998.

Ben Bonaroti age 13

Ben Bonaroti is 13 years old and lives with his family in Gilbert, Az.  He enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and hanging out with his friends, but most of all he loves his artwork.  Just this past year, the young Picasso made his talent known and was invited to share it at the AutismOne conference.  Ben is very funny, loves to make people laugh and with his big heart, picks them up when they are down.  He is fondly known by his family as “angel boy” because he has taught them more about life than anybody and how to heal from the inside/out.  Today, Ben’s Autism is barely recognizable, is making friends on his own, and enjoys helping other families on this truth-seeking quest.  Our family mantra: “Faith~hope~knowledge~recovery”.