Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Autistic artist shares his ‘blessings’
ARTIST Jose Antonio Tan who grew up with autism plans to donate part of the proceeds of his painting exhibition to a local autism center as a way of “sharing” his blessings.
The 24-year-old artist and his family are donating 150,000 pesos (US$3,300) to the Autism Resource Center of Los Banos in Laguna province near Manila.
The center was founded by a parents’ group to help young adult and adolescent autism sufferers develop their skills.
The artist also “would like to make a difference to the world of autism even in a small way,” said Jose Antonio’s mother Zelie Tan.
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