"I Want To Be ARTIST - An Autistic Savant's Voice and a Mother's Dream Transformed onto Canvas is the inspiring story of how a mother nurtured and encouraged her son's ability in art. Find out what your child is good at and then broaden and expand it. My mother always encouraged me to draw many different things. It is important to always "stretch" and expand a child's experiences."
-TEMPLE GRANDIN, Author
The Autistic Brain and Thinking in Pictures
"This book is an owner's manual of sorts, providing a chronicle of what did work-- stylized but painfully slowly, for this mother, Sarah Lee, for her son Ping Lian in helping him on the road toward realizing his full potential as an artist. But even more importantly, helping him also to attain the best communication and social skills he could on the road toward eventually being as independent as possible."
-DAROLD TREFFERT, M.D.
Islands of Genius: The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired and Sudden Savant
"There can be no doubt that Ping Lian owes a debt to his 'tiger mother', Sarah, who recognized his talent at an early age and worked so tirelessly to help him develop his artistic facility. One need not share Sarah's faith in either God or motivational literature to realize she has found a set of techniques that have brought out the best in her son."
Art critic for the Sydney Morning Herald
"I Want To Be ARTIST: An Autistic Savant's Voice and A Mother's Dream Transformed onto Canvas is the story of a mother's desperate struggle to get her autistic son to 'see' her; to 'love' his family and to be a contributing member to society. Readers will be fortunate to capture not just the turmoil but the life lessons and strategies created out of Sarah Lee's desperation that have led to her son's success."
-ROSA C. MARTINEZ, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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