Art And Asperger’s Syndrome – A Combined Discovery at 55 Years Old

Mike Tolleson PaintingWhat if you picked up a paint brush on a dare and started painting pictures that sold for thousands of dollars – and you had NO TRAINING AT ALL? That’s what happened to Michael Tolleson. ConversationsOnTheSpectrum-PodcastCoverARTWatch the Podcast Now – Below.

In this episode of Conversations on The Spectrum, Tolleson shares how he discovered at 55 years old, he had an amazing talent for art and also a life-long condition he never realized before. Tolleson discovered he had Asperger’s Syndrome. Today he shares his talent with challenged children and adults at his gallery The HeART of The Spectrum in Seattle, Washington.

This is just the start. Later this year, Tolleson’s art will be featured in a new book called: “Been There Done That, Try this” which is a compilation of insightful essays and stories submitted by “Aspie Mentors” or people with Asperger’s/HFA that have gained their understanding from first-hand experience.

Tolleson’s art and story will inspire and amaze you!


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5 Responses to Art And Asperger’s Syndrome – A Combined Discovery at 55 Years Old

  1. Lisa K March 7, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    Esther – brilliantly done. Absolutely fascinating. I’ve already shared this with two other famliies with autistic children (both in the Portland / Seattle area).

    Thanks for all you do!

  2. Kristen March 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    Wonderful story!

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  4. Autism Care January 30, 2015 at 11:29 am #

    What Causes Autism And Its Spectrum Of Disorders Among Children?

    • Esther May 18, 2015 at 9:47 pm #

      This is a very large question that I am not qualified to answer. There are many beliefs and diagnosis by doctors and theories but a direct single cause has not been determined. It may take years for researchers to determine exactly what causes it.

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