A Mother Inspired, Not Defeated, by Autism Acclaimed Artist Lezley Saar's latest works are inspired by her 16-year-old daughter, who has autism. Saar has transformed her family's struggle with autism into something positive; she uses it for new and innovative approaches to her art.
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A Mother Inspired, Not Defeated, by Autism

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A Mother Inspired, Not Defeated, by Autism

A Mother Inspired, Not Defeated, by Autism

A Mother Inspired, Not Defeated, by Autism

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Acclaimed Artist Lezley Saar's latest works are inspired by her 16-year-old daughter, who has autism. Saar has transformed her family's struggle with autism into something positive; she uses it for new and innovative approaches to her art.

NPR's Farai Chideya talks with Saar about her challenge of nurturing a child through mental illness.