There are numerous autism influencers around the globe working to spread awareness about what a life impacted by autism is like. These autism influencers are on a mission to redefine societal perceptions and try to generate more social acceptance of people with autism.
Brightly colored paintings decorate the home of Harish and Sandhya Bikmal, an Ashburn couple with two teenage sons.
Their older son, Saket, 17, is a rising senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria. Himal, 15, who will attend Briar Woods High School in the fall, was diagnosed with profound autism when he was 2.
As Himal’s parents came to terms with his diagnosis, they worried about his future.
On February 16th, Del. Kaye Kory of Falls Church, VA, organized and hosted an exhibit called “Special Art from Special Artists” in the General Assembly Building in Richmond, VA. The event was a culmination of a 6-week art exhibition by artists with special needs, including works from artists in the Zenaviv program: Lee Jaworek, Andrew Earl, Sneha Athreya and Himal Bikmal.
When I began Zenaviv, people weren’t sure how it would all work. So, to prove the concept, I worked with with two artists with autism (one of whom is my youngest son), and created cards and calendars for sale...
Exciting new artwork is at the heart of Zenaviv products. Based on your feedback, we have new products in 2016.
This beautiful desk top calendar includes 12 unique pieces of artwork that are displayed in a landscape calendar case.