Mafe Maria: Personal stories by autism parent mentor, Maria Stultz

Salvaged Portrait

Salvaged self-portrait


  1. On , Petie wrote:

    Joelle said, “woooooow. Who is that?” (I’m showing her your playground.)

  2. On , Petie wrote:

    Oh, I just noticed it’s a self potrait. :) I told her it was you.

  3. On , Maria wrote:

    It is me.
    Interesting that she liked this. Children supposedly are more attracted to bright colors. I wouldn’t say this one is bright — though there’s some yellow in it — but maybe the contrast is coming to the rescue.

  4. On , Petie wrote:

    This is the first piece on the playground that she noticed and wanted me to “make big.” Children often do like human faces. Babies immediately love to explore different faces… You’re right though, contrast is also an early gift for kids.