Art helped woman with Asperger's syndrome learn to express herself

10/24/2008 | Edmonton Journal (Alberta), The

Yvette Prefontaine, 27, who has Asperger's syndrome, uses art to communicate and focus. "One of the things we know about people with autism is that they often perceive the world differently, so that one or two or up to all senses can take in information much more intensely than the rest of us," said Deborah Barrett of the Autism Society of Edmonton Area. "It's really a gift to be able to see the world through their eyes."

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