Keri Bowers is a speaker, filmmaker, advocate and mother of talented young man with Autism. She is the founder of Normal Films which has produced three films about Autism : NORMAL PEOPLE SCARE ME, THE SANDWICH KID and ARTS. She is also the co-founder of The Art of Autism and the editor of a book by the same name. The Art of Autism by Debra Hosseini, features 215 full-color illustrations by 77 artists and poets of all ages, from all parts of the world. Included in the book are four pieces of art which have been selected for United Nations’ World Autism Day Autism Awareness stamps. Over one million of these stamps will be offered for sale in this month.
Keri's work as an advocate, key note presenter, workshop leader, and social skills facilitator has touched the lives of thousands of people over the past two decades. The core of Keri's work began when her son, Taylor, was diagnosed with autism. Taylor, now 23, and Keri have made 3 films together and have travelled all over the world to present their talks and workshops. Past clients include The Army, Marines, Autism Society of America, The ARC, United Cerebral Palsy, Centers for Disease Control, numerous universities and colleges, and more. Keri’s highly charged and inspirational talks get participants up on their feet with highly interactive and innovative approaches to utilizing the arts as key “power tools” for interventions.
This week on Everyday Autism Miracles, Keri shares her story and how you can be involved to help celebrate Autism and the Arts.
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