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Misouda Heuangsoukkhoun

Art Curator and Social Worker in Vientiane

Autism and Art

PRESENTED ON MAR 02, 2017
IN VIENTIANE @ VOL 5

Misouda Heuangsoukkhoun, the artist, the social worker and the passionate woman found a great way to combine what feeds her life for the benefit of children with autism in Laos. She shares with us her passions and her commitment to a young boy with autism, letting us enter their working space. Step by step  we follow the boy’s artistic skills and drawings blooming under her wings. 

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Autism

BY DR. NEETU AGARWAL
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 15, 2015

Dr. Neetu Agarwal, medical college professor, pediatrician, author, teacher for kids with special needs, shares her perspective on autism.

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Vientiane Art Education Collage

BY HIROSHI YOSHIOKA
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Hiroshi Yoshioka spent several years teaching art to art teachers and students at a Lao school. What materials did they work with? What did they create? For his PechaKucha, Hiroshi will talk about his students and show some of their artwork, and discuss his thoughts about the role of art in Laos. These are all thoughts that grew out of spending time with his teaching colleagues and students.

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Soft Interaction for Connectedness and Well-being

BY JINSIL (HWARYOUNG) SEO
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Jinsil (Hwaryoung) Seo presents some of her interactive art research using soft/organic materials for children with autism and older adults. Her research focuses on promoting social/intergenerational connectedness and wellbeing.

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Giving Light and Hope

BY RASYIDAH SAMAH
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 26, 2016

Rasyidah Samah of Autism Advocacates Brunei promotes awareness (and thus, understanding) that Autism Spectrum Disorder is a challenge which is shared not just with the family of affected children, but also society. The path of advocacy can be a lonely one, which is why it is important to surround yourself with positive people.

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Site, Space, Matter: Experiments in Laos

BY SOMPHONSACK 'TOUN' PHAYOUPHORN
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

"Toune" Phayouph is an architect trained in Switzerland who combines Lao and international traditions in architecture. Toun will present some of his architectural work in Laos, some already built, some not yet built, and some in the course of production. 

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Statues of Vientiane - A Personal Selection

BY RUTH FOSTER
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Strolling around Vientiane Laos, you come across many different statues, all of which have stories to tell. Ruth Foster will present a personal selection of the statues of Vientiane.

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Art, Emotion, & Autism

BY HANNAH LYTTLE
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 06, 2017

"At one point or another we have all been considered the outsider" but to those with Autism this is an everyday occurrence and rarely subsides. 
Hannah Lyttle strives to narrow the gap between the neurotypical and those with autism. 

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My Autistic Son Blossoms with Art

BY JULIE SELTZER
@ VOL 8 ON DEC 13, 2016

Terese Giammarco speaks about her autistic son, his meltdowns, and how artistic expression helped him. She decides to quit her job and help her son blossom in his life, through art. 

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Breaking Stereotypes

BY PECHAKUCHA PENSACOLA
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 10, 2016

Pensacola Urban Sketching founder, Sara Olmar, shares the struggles and triumphs of being a female artist with Autism.