Fashion Designer and Published Author Use their Talents Together to Support Autism

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In August, 2012, My Positive Perspective founder, Jason Deierlein turned to fashion to produce an event that helped raise money for families of autistic children and expanded creativity in the life of autistic children.

It's important to remember that everyone is special in their own ways and fashion may enable one to feel special.

In August, 2012, My Positive Perspective helped host an event took place that involved the help of a fashion designer from Korea. Funds raised went to help support the families of autistic children. Designer, Kukso Koo said of the event, “I hope autistic children can use this skill to help develop their creativity.” This is especially important because one of the characteristics of children with autism is that their cerebellum often lacks the development to create things on their own. The cerebellum which is typically the major region of the brain responsible for creativity does not function on the same level as normal. The ability to stimulate this region of the brain is especially important with children with autism.

Current model and mother of an autistic child, Jennifer Tokarev noted that, “Fashion is an opportunity for one to express who they are without having to worry as much about what is correct.” Published author Jason Deierlein said about the event, “Whatever can be done to help these children feeling positive about themselves is what I am for.” We know autistic children have trouble stimulating creativity in their minds; therefore we need to figure out different ways to begin this process. Since there really is no wrong way to design fashion, we can allow creativity to have full reign in the minds of autistic children.

The event not only showed the fashion talents of the designer Kukso Koo, but also showed the autistic community that their condition may help them in discovering a talent they never knew they had. Deierlein says, “It’s important for everyone to remember that there are different things that make us special and fashion may be that one skill that an autistic child has that makes him special. For families also, never dismiss an opportunity to discover talent.

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