Zaffy has always used art as a coping mechanism and now understands that it can play a huge part in enabling autistic people to express themselves and to cope with their daily lives.
“I would always have a sketchbook in public places – when it became too much I would scribble with both hands. There’s so much electricity going through you, you just need to do something,” Zaffy explains. “When I can sit and scribble and don’t have to engage with people talking, it acts like a channel and I can listen to the conversation without overloading. I can even join in!”
Zaffy’s scribbles usually evolve into incredibly detailed and expressive pieces of art. When Zaffy looks at a picture, Z can explain what was happening in the conversations people were having around Zaffy at that time.