Iris Grace is a 5-year-old who lives with her mom, her dad, and her cat in Leicestershire, England. In December 2011, Iris was diagnosed with autism, which affected her ability to communicate, caused her to become “desperately distressed” when she would interact with other children, and resulted in certain obsessive behaviors.
“She is now starting to speak but that doesn’t come easily to her and she has great trouble with interacting with others,” her mom, Arabella Carter-John, explains on Iris’ website. “But she expresses herself through movement and art.”
Iris likes nature and flowers and reading and dancing, but her favorite thing to do is paint. Her mom says she has an “incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints.”
And painting helps with her speech therapy and joint attention.
The Miracle of Little Masterpiece- Amazing Iris Grace Painting
Iris Grace Painting a 3 1/2 year old artist