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Name:  ABBY T.

Age:  32

Profession: worker at Goodwill / Artist

Years at T.A.D.:  5

Favorite color:  yellow 

Favorite dance move:  no

Favorite word:  can't think of any right now

Interview with the artist

     Who is your artistic inspiration??

             Leonardo Da Vinci. He's very talented, and his artwork is awesome. I especially like the Mona Lisa.

     What is one thing you like about yourself?

         I like that I am very friendly

     What do you struggle with?

             I struggle sometimes with my social relationships - with making and keeping friends

     What is your favorite food?

              Pizza Hut pizza! I like pepperoni, sausage and cheese

     WHo do you admire?

              My sister and brother! My sister is married with two amazing kids, and she is making my dream come

              true for her.  I admire my brother because he works hard at everything he does. He's a flight officer in the

              Navy, and lives in Pensacola, Florida.  I also admire my dad. He's a dentist, and never gives up. He has his

              own practice, which I think is very cool. My family are all great role models for me.

     What is your spirit animal?

               Penguins! Penguins are special to me because they are symbolic. I am a person just like everyone else,

               except that I have Down Syndrome. But I'm a little different, and that makes me special.  A penguin is a bird

               like any other bird, but it is different, and it can't fly. It's still special though, and, like me,

               can do other things that make it unique and special. I also just like the colors black and white.

     What are you most proud of?

               I am most proud of how far I have come since I was little. I have accomplished so much.

               Sometimes I think about the things I want to accomplish but haven't been able to yet, but I know

               I'm doing what God wants me to. I am happy that people have supported me and helped me to

               accomplish so much. I am proud of being independent and living on my own.

     What do you do for fun?

         I love to do art, and color and watch TV, and do church activities. I like to be on the computer,

              and watch Netflix with my parents. I love painting, and going to the movies

     What is your dream?

                I have a lot of dreams. I would most like to get my driver's license.

                I would also like to get married and have a family, and to start my own business. I think it

                would be cool to be in the music industry

     What is your favorite music?

                "All of the above" :0)

     Where would you like to go, where you have never visited before?

              The Grand Canyon! It's so big, and I've only seen it on TV. I'd like to see it up close and persona

     Do you have a favorite quote or saying?

         Be yourself and have fun!!

     Thank you, Abby!!

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