Clare Vogel-Weil was diagnosed with autism at the age of two-and-a-half, and is now eight years old. Her expressive language primarily takes the form of singing and poetic lines when she is speaking freely, though otherwise she keeps her own counsel. Most of her means of expression are conveyed through her art, piano/singing, and rhyme. She is a student at Broome-Tioga BOCES in Binghamton, NY and was the recipient of 2nd prize for 1st grade in the WSKG story contest for her story entitled “The Appearance” (June, 2019). She lives with her mother, Emily, and her father, Joe (both of whom are writers, poets, and musicians), and her younger brother Gabriel.