A bigger splash

This abstract painting is one of a range of works of art by autistic adults in an exhibition that opens at a north London gallery this month. The show is intended to illustrate how people with autism - contrary to common belief - often have vivid imaginations and unusual ways of perceiving the world. It is organised by the Hoffman de Visme Foundation, named after its Swiss founder, which runs homes and a day centre for autistic people. "This is a fantastic opportunity for the organisation to publicise its work, and for our service users to demonstrate their skills," says Alison Forbes, the foundation's chief executive. The exhibition is at the Millinery Works Gallery from 30 July to 10 August. For further details log on to www.hdvfoundation.org.uk.

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