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About Barbara…

Barbara Moran was in her forties when her sister Ruth, in school to become a doctor, helped her receive a proper – and “forgiving,” as Barbara calls it – diagnosis of autism. She works with colored pencil on Bristol board. Her uniquely conceived, colorful drawings of personified traffic signals, cathedrals, locomotives, and airplanes hang in The M.I.N.D. Institute, The University of California/Davis, and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, as well as in countless state, local, and regional office buildings, and in private homes. Barbara is now looking for a publisher for her story, Hello, Stranger. Rachel Simon (“Riding The Bus With My Sister” - Houghton Mifflin, 2002) writes: “Hello, Stranger . . . is a portrayal of Barb’s decades-long struggle to understand herself and to be fully accepted by others . . . remarkably detailed, stunningly honest, and, in the end, deeply moving. A unique look into the heart and mind of someone who never fit in . . . “

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