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Born in 1951 when autism was totally and wholly misunderstood, Lyndon Rochin has persevered through countless obstacles in his life. In spite of living with classic autism, Mr. Rochin has reached a level of adult independence rare in the autistic community.
He lives alone in an apartment in New York City, as he has for nearly 20 years, with only part-time assistance. He travels the city alone, frequenting restaurants. He has always been a foodie and has ingratiated himself within the staff of his favorite places. Lyndon is a shining example of the intelligence and determination of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Lyndon creates masterful mosaic tile work with precision detail. And he, of course, had his own motivations for the initial creation of his artwork: the chance to fly around New York City in a sightseeing helicopter. Lyndon loved helicopters. He…

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  • Male
  • Born on March 11
  • Joined July 29, 2011

Favorite materials

Ceramic tiles, plates, trays, tissue boxes, grout, pebbles, stone

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About

Born in 1951 when autism was totally and wholly misunderstood, Lyndon Rochin has persevered through countless obstacles in his life. In spite of living with classic autism, Mr. Rochin has reached a level of adult independence rare in the autistic community.
He lives alone in an apartment in New York City, as he has for nearly 20 years, with only part-time assistance. He travels the city alone, frequenting restaurants. He has always been a foodie and has ingratiated himself within the staff of his favorite places. Lyndon is a shining example of the intelligence and determination of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Lyndon creates masterful mosaic tile work with precision detail. And he, of course, had his own motivations for the initial creation of his artwork: the chance to fly around New York City in a sightseeing helicopter. Lyndon loved helicopters. He wanted to take the trip every weekend. His mother explained to him that this hobby was VERY expensive. She made him a deal, if he could sell his plates, he could pay for it himself. That is exactly what he started doing. He flew every weekend for over a year. No longer intrigued with helicopters, Lyndon now makes mosaics in his later adulthood as a form of self-expression when words fail him.

Viewing his plates, one is aware of the great void he must cross to reach out and communicate with the outside world. His designs are abstracted geometries that swirl and combine to create dramatic patterns and interactions with color. His abstract and custom work is available as plates, furniture, and wall decor.

Lyndon has held both volunteer positions and competitive employment before starting out with his own business, Lyndon’s Mosaics. We hope you like what you see! And please forward us to your friends!


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