Meet our Artists

Autism Arts Program

Images from artists involved in the Autism Arts program is featured. This program is run by Autism Nova Scotia in partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. It has been in operation for 10 years.

Patricia George-Zwicker

Autistic advocate, artist, writer, poet and photographer who currently resides on the East Coast of Canada with five chinchillas, two dogs and a yard that welcomes the many animals who travel through or stop for some seed. I love all animals and relate to them far better than I do people. I'm also an avid gardener with a special love of sunflowers, cosmos and Calendula, and grow many types of vegetables and herbs. I'm happiest when I'm by a brook with my dogs deep in the forest. Or when I'm with my chinchillas. Blessed be. 

http://www.persnicketypatricia.ca/autisticme

Georges Huard

I am a-57-year old with Asperger’s Syndrome, I have a brother with Kanner autism. I was helping the cause by giving talks to help students and professionals know more about what it is like to live on the spectrum.

In searching for help for my brother who was institutionalized, I approached Autisme Montréal, and it was found that I may have Asperger’s Syndrome because of my behavior patterns and special interests.

This lead me to getting a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, in 1995, at age 36, and since then I found many answers to what was troubling me throughout my life.

I have steady employment as a computer tech at Université du Québec à Montréal. It is through better awareness of the autistic spectrum that it was possible to help those in institutions access a higher quality of life.