A special event at the Kansas Expocentre has brought out a special Kansan and his remarkable talent. It's the Autism Expo today and tomorrow.
And just outside the Expo is Erik. He's set up with a special workshop for the two-day event. Outside, he demonstrates his woodwork skills.
"Can't really have conversation with you at all, but he is very skilled when it comes to a scroll saw," said Erik's caretaker, Kevin Pfeifer. "It's been real rewarding to see how he's progressed just in the four years I've been with him. It's pretty neat. It's what he does."
He does such a good job that people buy his work. Kansas universities have even let him have rights to sell projects with school mascots and logos on them. The funds from the sales help pay for Erik's long-term care at home because they don't want to put him in an institution.
You can see Erik and attend the Autism Expo tomorrow between 7:45 a.m. and one p.m.