Embracing Differences

Artists as Mentors and Teachers of Autistic Artists

Featuring Katie Flores and Xolchi Ochoa

mentored by Amanda St. Claire and Johanna Hansen

Katie Flores

Katie is a prolific and passionate painter with a natural eye for color and spatial relationships.  Katie was born in 1994 and was diagnosed with autism as a young girl…

Xolchi Ochoa

Xochitl Ochoa was born in San Diego in 1990. With family in San Diego
and Tijuana, she was raised on both sides of the border. Xochitl has a
deep appreciation and understanding of her Mexican heritage, as well
as a love for pop culture…