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Hello from Richmond, VA

Post by MissHeidi on Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:53 pm

Hello everyone - I've been surfing around the forum for a few weeks and decided to introduce myself. I've decided to try my hand at painting after volunteering at several Autism Society & Autism Speaks events. I've already found some great advice and can't wait to see what else I can learn!!
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Re: Hello from Richmond, VA

Post by Katurah on Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:52 pm

Welcome Miss Heidi! Love your avatar Smile
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Re: Hello from Richmond, VA

Post by fesspenter on Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:42 am

Welcome to the Forum.
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Re: Hello from Richmond, VA

Post by PaintedFaces on Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:04 am

Hi there! Smile
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Re: Hello from Richmond, VA

Post by Valerie A on Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:01 am

Welcome MissHeidi! If I may ask, do you have a family member with ASD or just work with kids with autism? Did you find many kids with tactile issues that were upset by the idea of being painted? I've thought about checking to see if I could paint some of the kids in school here with austim/Aspergers...thought it might help them 'connect' with other kids if they had a cute little painting... cat
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Re: Hello from Richmond, VA

Post by MissHeidi on Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:34 am

My oldest son has Aspergers. Honestly at the Autism walks (I work 2 every year) the majority of the kids who get painted are not on the spectrum (some certainly are though). Most of my "customers" on these days are the "teammates" of the ASD kids. The siblings, cousins, friends who have come out in support of Autism Awareness. Because like you said for some of these kids (but not all) the soft strokes of a paint brush would feel painful.
I would certainly contact the school, some of the kids may enjoy the face painting. Like I love to say: If you've met one kid with Autism, you've met one kid with Autism. They are all different!
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Re: Hello from Richmond, VA

Post by Valerie A on Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:18 pm

Heidi,
Thanks for the info about Autism walks painting. Very helpful.
I have twins, boy and girl, and my daughter has Asperger's. It's been an adventure cat ...she is the sweetest
girl though!

(don't know why the color/font is chopped up like that, sorry)
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Re: Hello from Richmond, VA

Post by Valerie A on Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:20 pm

Oh! I keep forgetting to tell you I like the "snake face" you did! Never saw one like that, very clever!
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Re: Hello from Richmond, VA

Post by MissHeidi on Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:27 pm

Thank you! They certainly are an adventure aren't they?
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Re: Hello from Richmond, VA

Post by Ashley Pickin on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:00 pm

Welcome! I'm in Hampton, VA Smile
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Re: Hello from Richmond, VA

Post by MissHeidi on Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:12 pm

Thanks Ashley!! I've seen you talk about the possibility of you teaching... if this becomes a reality in your neck of the woods please let me know, I would love to come learn from you!
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