Dylan Yates is a high school senior from Royal Oak, Michigan. Dylan has autism and has a special gift for art. Dylan Yates is an Autism Light because he displays outstanding artistic skills and is using this talent to give back to autism charities in his community.
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- Autism Connections of the Judson Center in Royal Oak, Michigan
- Oakland County Chapter of the Autism Society of America
Dylan's Interests: Dylan lives an active and full life. One of Dylan's favorite classes in high school is the Visual Imaging class. His mother Donna Yates shares that, "Dylan loves swimming, bowling, plays indoor soccer with a special needs group and can play the piano."
Dylan's Heroes: Temple Grandin (Autism Light #38) once gave helpful advice to Dylan's mother about the importance of finding one's strength and getting a mentor for that skill. "None of this would be happening without the support of Dylan's teacher Anna Lukezich and Dylan's para-pro Deb Jablonski," says Donna Yates.
Media: Dylan Yates and his art talent was the subject of a news article by Judy Davids that was published in the Royal Oak Patch on November 15, 2011.
For more information on Dylan Yates' art visit his website at www.dylanyatesart.com. Special thanks to Dylan Yates for sharing his artistic skill with the world. Dylan truly has an amazing gift. We wish him continued success in his future.
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Photo: The Photos in this post are used with the permission of Donna Yates.