Autism Unveiled Week 1
“My autism makes things shine,” Mike Allcock
Autism is not a part of me. It is me. My soul is autistic.
My autism makes things shine. Sometimes I think it is amazing but sometimes it is sad when I want to be the same and talk the same and I fail.
Playing the piano makes me very happy. Playing Beethoven is like your feelings – all of them – exploding.
I think towers and castles and railway stations are interesting and exciting and so I paint them.
Mikey Allcock, 16, United Kingdom
See more paintings on Mikey’s website. Notable about Mikey is he was non-verbal until age 10 and didn’t start painting until a year ago.
Mikey is part of the Autism Unveiled Project – 6 weeks of Autism commencing on April 2, 2015, World Autism Awareness Day.