I received the great news that I have been selected as official nominee for the prestigious 2017 INAP AWARDS (International Naturally Autistic People AWARDS) on the world stage at the 8th annual ANCA World Autism Festival.
The INAP Awards celebrate the talents and abilities of autistic people and the great work done by individuals and organizations supporting our autistic community.
I am a Nominee in the Category of Visual Arts representing Canada.
I specialize in photorealistic pencil drawings of everything I find interesting, mostly animals. I always donate part of the proceeds of my drawings to good causes that help animals. With my drawings I raise the awareness that autistic people have gifts and talents, and that it’s important to keep focussing on our strengths instead of our weaknesses.
Besides being an artist, I also devote time to raising awareness and understanding about autism. My Remrov’s World of Autism videos are seen and appreciated all over the world. My presentations about autism and my consulting work help autistic people and their families, caregivers, and teachers as they come for advice on every aspect of their lives.
I recieve a lot of positive feedback about my videos, presentations, and consultations. This encourages me to keep on doing what I’m doing. My goal is to continue making the lives of other autistic people and their families easier, and to keep building a bridge between the autistic and neurotypical worlds. And I want to keep being a voice for non-verbal autistic people.
The awards ceremony will take place in Vancouver during the 8th anual World Autism Festival, from September 28th to October 4th 2017, and will include many workshops and presentations.
I help a lot of people for free because many people can’t afford to pay me. I love to help people like this, but it means that my own budget is very limited. Attending the awards gala and the World Autism Festival is very expensive. I do really wish to go, as it will be a great opportunity for me to raise more awareness and touch more lives. At this event, I can continue my work on a more global level and help more people.
It will mean a lot to me to be able to go. It’s a huge step forward in my journey and my goal — to keep making my drawings and helping animals in the process, and to keep raising awareness and understanding about autism, and to keep on helping other autistic people and their families.
Who wants to support me?