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BSAC For Autism Awareness

Equity | Diversity | Inclusion

Ambassador 

Beale Street Art Crawl for Autisum Inclusion

Everyone talks about awareness, few practice inclusion

Yadira V. Calderon has been eating, breathing, sleeping, challenging and accepting autism for the past five years. She is a dedicated warrior, advocate, radio talk show host, director of short films and author of the soon to be published – Autism: The Happy Kingdom. She holds a M.A. International Relations and Diplomacy, speaks three languages and has lived in six countries, having traveled to another twenty-seven. Her friends know that she is determined, persistent, positive, creative, open-minded and realistic, she believes these attributes prepared her to become the mother of ten year-old Thomais.

 

Yadira has worked as Editor for Trade Publications – Meat and Baking industries; Logistics- Cement Industry; Part-time Professor in China; and Teacher's Assistant in 3 middle schools – ESE classrooms. She's provided support to an adult with special needs and worked in retail stores.

Autism Journey with Thomais

Artist & Vendor 

Thomais V. Moshopoulos was born in Athens, Greece in 2008. She was developing like any other kid but at 36 months she had a massive regression and autism became a part of her life. She loves dinosaurs, whales and at times she believes she’s an encyclopedia and loves to share what she’s learned.

Dyslexia challenged her. Thanks to an incredible tutor, Thomais learned to read in 2017 at 8 years old. She’s beyond thrilled with the greater discoveries she’s making.

The art gathered in the last seven years represents her discoveries, challenges, funny moments and above all, Thomais being unique. The out-pour of emotion in each piece - many of them created on recycled cardboard or recycled plastic panels, acrylic - is considerably mature for a girl with a diagnosis many times identified as lacking emotion or a connection to the world.  

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