Avenue Road Arts School

ARAS artist about to jump from canvas to fashion runway

Works by ARAS Student Niam Jain, 13, have been featured on CBC.

From CBC.ca:

He only picked up a paintbrush one year ago as part of his therapy for autism, but a Toronto teenager has now sold dozens of paintings worldwide and will soon have his work featured by a Canadian fashion designer.

Niam Jain, 13, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder — a social communication disorder — at the age of two, and still has minimal speech and comprehension skills. But give him a brush and some paint, and he communicates expressively.

Read more below:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/autistic-teen-paintings-inspires-fashion-designer-1.3909932

And check out our previous blog post about Niam!

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