Candace Waters

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This photo of Candace was taken on her swing.

Who would of thought a 13 year old little girl from Park Ridge, IL. who is non-verbal could inspire the WORLD!!  But She Has!!   

Our beautiful redheaded daughter Candace aka Candy is 13 years old and has severe autism.  Candy is non-verbal but she is a amazing painter!!  Even though Candy is non-verbal and unable to communicate through words she is able to express herself through her art and speak loudly!!  We have been flooded with inquiries on Facebook about how to purchase Candy's paintings from around  the Globe!!  Candy's art and story has inspired, raised autism awareness and given hope to people around the WORLD!  Prints of Candy's paintings are being sold through "Kind Tree-Autism Rocks Foundation".  The way Candy gives back to the autism community is half of all proceeds from the sales of Candy's prints are going to help others on the autism spectrum fulfill their dreams of becoming artists.

Here is some information on Candy's Amazing Art!!      

The University of California, Irvine Magazine is using my daughter Candy's "Mr. Sun" painting for the cover of their Summer 2013 issue that sheds light on UCI’s efforts to help those affected by autism!!  (Attached is a pic of the magazine cover with Candy's art on it.)  Here is the link to the magazine.

http://communications.uci.edu/magazine/

http://communications.uci.edu/magazine/2013/summer/index.html

 **One of Candy's paintings titled "New Years Day" will be on the Cover of the winter issue of "Something Special Magazine" it's a magazine dedicated to parents raising a child with special needs.  Also, a wonderful cover story will be done on Candy's Amazing Art inside!!  (Attached is a pic of the magazine cover with Candy's art on it.)**

 http://www.somethingspecialmagazine.com/

 **Candy's "Ray of Hope" painting will hang in the newly constructed Dan Marino Foundation's "The Marino Campus" located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida!!  The ribbon cutting date will be in the Fall. A media release recognizing Candy and her artwork will be part of the opening. Candy's bio will hang with the painting and Dan Marino will pose with Candy's painting!!  We appreciate this honor so much!! Thank You Dan Marino!!**

 http://www.danmarinofoundation.org/portal/#.UjaLcZMo45s

 Fox Chicago News, ABC 7 Chicago News, WCIU / The U & WGN just did "Special Segment's" on Candy's Amazing Art.  Here are the links.

 http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/23224604/non-verbal-girl-with-autism-creates-amazing-art-for-good-cause#ixzz2cu6PHxVo

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news%2Fdisability_issues&id=9239841

http://www.wciu.com/youandme.php?section=home&assets=videos&assetID=10011517

httphttp://wgntv.com/2013/10/08/autistic-girls-artistic-gift-helping-to-raise-money-and-spirits/

 

We wrote a song for our daughter "Candy" titled "Faith, Love & Hope".  Our song has received National Attention!! Also, here is a link to a NBC news story about our Autism Awareness Song "Faith, Love & Hope" and our Autism Awareness Radio Show "The Candy Store" on Blog Talk Radio.  Also, a link to our song on YouTube. 

http://www.ksdk.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=107133

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFK02rXi4Fc

Thank You for supporting Autism Awareness!!

 

Faith, Love & Hope,

Robert & Sandy Waters~Candy's Mom & Dad Host's of "The Candy Store" on BTR Radiohttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/thecandystore

http://www.facebook.com/people/Sandy-Waters/1063620297

http://www.myspace.com/sandywaters

http://twitter.com/zztop62

hotwater60@netzero.com  

 

The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Journal & Topics Newspaper and the cover of the current issue of The Bugle Newspaper just did "Featured Articles" on our daughter Candace's amazing paintings.  The article has received over 1,000+ "Likes" in a day and rising.  It's Gone Viral!!  We have been flooded with inquiries on Facebook about how to purchase Candace's paintings from around  the Globe!!  We call Candace "Candy" for short.  So, we call Candy's art "Eye Candy".  Here is the links to the articles. 

 http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/park_ridge_niles/ct-tl-park-ridge-autism-artist-20130718,0,4151271.story

http://parkridge.suntimes.com/people/candace-PRA-08222013:article

http://www.latimes.com/topic/ct-tl-park-ridge-autism-artist-20130718,0,745101.story?fb_action_ids=10200894546620287&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_ref=s%3DshowShareBarUI%3Ap%3Dfacebook-like&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

http://www.journal-topics.com/lifestyles/article_50f4e7a6-f49e-11e2-8d5c-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.buglenewspapers.com/niles/article_09647134-f978-11e2-a9eb-0019bb30f31a.html

 Autism Speaks, Geek Club Books, Easter Seals and The Autism Acceptance Project as well as numerous others just did a blogs on Candy's Amazing Art!!

http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2013/08/20/nothing-sweeter-candy

http://geekclubbooks.com/2013/08/candace-waters-autism-artist/

http://blog.easterseals.com/meet-the-artist-candy-waters/

http://www.taaproject.com/portfolio/candace-candy-waters/gallery/action-alert/

 Candace's paintings have also appeared in two art books "Artism: The Art Of Autism" and "The Art of Autism: Shifting Perceptions".  Here is the link.

http://the-art-of-autism.com/gallery/suns-moons/  

 Here is a links to "Kind Tree-Autism Rocks Foundation", "We Are Lions" and  that sells prints & T-shirts of Candace's paintings.  50% of all proceeds from the sales of Candy's prints go to help others on the autism spectrum to fulfill their dreams of becoming artists.  (See Link Below)

 http://www.kindtree.org/marketplace/artists/candace-waters

 http://www.wearelions.org/candace.html   

 Here is a You Tube video of Candy at work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bso4a3CshTA

 Here is a link to Candy's Like Page on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Candy-Waters-Autism-Artist/559925447386478?ref=hl

 Here is the link to our Autism Awareness Radio Show "The Candy Store" on Blog Talk Radio.  We named our Radio Show after Candace who we nicknamed "Candy".  Our mission/goal is to increase autism awareness and compassion and to empower other parents with knowledge. We reach out to other parents who have a child with autism to let them know that they are not alone and never give up Faith, Love & Hope!!   

 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thecandystore

Artwork by Candace Waters

Ray of Hope

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Ray of Hope by Candace Waters

Mr Sun #6

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Mr Sun #6 by Candace Waters

Sunshine #1

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Sunshine #1 by Candace Waters

Radiance


Radiance by Candace Waters

Sun #5


Sun #5 by Candace Waters

Balloons


Balloons by Candace Waters

Sunshine #4


Sunshine #4 by Candace Waters

Happy Dreams


Happy Dreams by Candace Waters

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