Connecticut mom creates art to raise autism awareness


Her hope is to spread the word about autism and invite others to share their experiences.

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — April is Autism Acceptance Month and a West Hartford mom is on a mission to spread the word.

Jamie Kaminski is an artist by trade who painted this “Let’s Talk About Autism” mural. Her hope is to spread the word about autism and invite others to share their experiences. She is the mother of an autistic teenager.

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“I think social media is fantastic when used for the right message and it’s the most accessible place for a parent with special needs — so I say seek out and build a village,” Kaminski said. “It’s a mural used to share stories, to raise awareness about anything autism, acceptance, awareness, action, successes, stumbles, anything anyone would like to share. ”

If autism is part of your family’s journey, Autism Families Connecticut wants you to know they are there for you.

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“I think for Autism Month, we’re looking for visibility — we’re looking for meaningful conversation and we’re looking for education,” said Jackie Procyk, co-founder of Autism Families Connecticut.

The organization currently works with a thousand people across the state of Connecticut to meet their family needs. Visit the Autism Families Connecticut website to learn more.

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