Autistic Teen Animator Dani Bowman received a Hero Goody Award necklace at the Exceptional Ability Awards in Los Angeles. Along with the Hero Goody Award, Dani was presented with the Next Level Artist Award. She gave a fun acceptance speech where she thanked everyone for giving her so many awards (including the Temple Grandin Award) that help her get the message out that people with autism have great gifts.
Dani’s goal is to be the Temple Grandin of her generation, and she is already there. To encourage autistic children to use their artistic talent, Dani’s taught over 250 children with autism to do animation working with Joey Travolta (who was also there and received the Inspire Award.)
As a freshman in college at age 18, Dani also runs her animation company, PowerLight Studios, that she started at 11 years old. During her free time (LOL), Dani just premiered her short, “Hannah Lost Her Smile”, at Comic-Con 2013. Congrats Dani, and we will keep giving you awards! For more information on Dani and her animation work, check out http://powerlight-studios.com
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