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Diane Kruger in Role with Asperger's
In FX's 2013 detective drama "The Bridge," actress Diane Kruger plays a detective with Asperger's syndrome who puts her unique skills to use in a hunt for a serial killer.
"It's been almost 2 years since our diagnosis day. Though I feel like I'm more on top of her triggers and stims, there is so much I do not know. Briley is such a smart little girl and has such a huge personality, but she lacks in her expressive language. She has the best memory of any child I've ever met..."
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The National Autistic Society (NAS) in the UK was founded in 1962, and has since worked toward providing support, education, and training for people with autism in order to give them the ability to live independent, empowered lives.
One of NAS's programs, called Artrack, provides special training and studio facilities to established and emerging artists on the autism spectrum. "Art benefits people with autism," says Artrack's art coordinator Darrell Hawkins. "It allows them to express themselves, and create something they can be proud of."
Find out more about the amazing work being done by Darrell and the folks at NAS!