15-year-old boy with autism uses art as an outlet, raises $16K for research through his greeting cards

MADISON — A 15-year-old boy with autism loves art and is very talented. In partnership with the Waisman Center at UW-Madison, he’s showcasing his line of greeting and holiday cards, and they are on sale this holiday season.

According to a news release from UW officials, Giizhik Klawiter (whose name means “white cedar” in Ojibwe), was diagnosed with autism when he was a 5-year-old boy. He learned to draw before he learned to speak. His mother, Pam says drawing became an outlet for...

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