Iris Grace may have autism, but that doesn’t stop her from making remarkable paintings. The five-year-old girl from Leicestershire, England, began painting as a way to help her with speech therapy. Now she has quite the following on Facebook and even has ..
At the halfway point of “Perfectly Normal,” the artful short documentary about a man with Asperger’s syndrome, there is a rare filmic experience of the sensory overload of autism. For about a minute, as Jordan, the articulate middle-aged subject of the film, speaks about his own condition, the music skitters and booms, rapid jump cuts intensify the sense of danger, and in this swelling moment of uncertainty, the viewer experiences a fleeting sense of what it might be like to live in a condition of ..