Autistic artist Amoako Buachi, of Brooklyn, displays work at Port Authority in Manhattan

Amoako Buachi was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2.

Amoako Buachi was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. (3/27/13)

BROOKLYN - A young Brooklyn artist with autism has gained lots of attention for his work now on display inside the Port Authority in Manhattan.

Amoako Buachi, 22, was diagnosed as autistic at the age of 2, but has already had his colorful paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The McCarton Foundation, an organization that works with autistic individuals, helped to get his work on display at the Port Authority, where his paintings are seen by thousands each day.

"I like to paint and draw and do all kinds of things," said Buachi. "I just want to be an artist forever."

This coming fall, Buachie will receive the foundation's Genius of Autism Award.

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