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Larry Bissonnette

Disability Rights Advocate and Artist, Vermont

More about Larry . . .

Larry is a disability rights advocate and artist who lives in Williston, Vermont. He has been painting and drawing since he was a young child and exhibits his art both locally and nationally. Over the past 20 years, he has been a featured presenter at many national educational conferences and has written and spoken on the topics of autism, communication, and art.

Larry is both the subject and writer of a film about his art and life called, “My Classic Life as an Artist: A Portrait of Larry Bissonnette” (2005) and starred in the documentary, “Wretches and Jabberers” (2010). He also is a contributing author to, Communication Alternatives in Autism: Perspectives on Typing and Spelling for the Nonspeaking (2019), a book edited by California Lutheran University professor, Dr. Edlyn Peña.