January 27, 2011
Hello, my name is Forrest Sargent. I have autism. I use a letter board to communicate. I am 19 years old. I am a photographer. I like to take pictures of nature. I sell my photos. I love taking photos because I can make something beautiful; I am an artist. I think photography is the loveliest art because it shows the truth. It shows the secret beauty in things. Taking pictures, I need to find the hidden light in everything. I want people to get pleasure and reach my mind from my photos.
I was born in Tokyo, Japan. I lived there for three years. I became autistic when we moved back to Seattle. It was terrible, and I couldn’t talk or do this. I was not happy. I lived at home and acted crazy. Now I live at Fircrest. I go home and see mom and dad lots. Now I can talk with a letter board and I feel much better. I have friends and I don’t scare people anymore. I will get better and have a relaxing life. I know a lot and I want to share it. Visit Forrest’s website for more information about his work: http://www.sargentstudios.org.
April 10, 2013
The Autism Society, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization, has chosen Pittsburgh as the host city of its 44th annual conference on autism spectrum disorders.
April 5, 2013
Individuals with autism can attend the Autism Society National Conference and Exposition (in Pittsburgh) for FREE this year! Learn more: www.autism-society.org/conference.
April 3, 2013
Monarch Teaching Technologies, the makers of VizZle®, web-based educational software for visual learners with autism, will give one-year of free VizZle to every new (or renewing) Champion Member during April.
April 2, 2013
Read the Autism Society’s digital magazine about autism spectrum disorders!
April 2, 2013
Today, throughout the world, individuals will come together highlighting the needs and dreams of people living with autism.