Celebrating 45 Years of Research That Makes A Difference: Submit Your Photo and Help Tell ARI’s Story in a Snapshot
As members of the autism community many of you have come to understand the impact of sharing stories and learning from the journeys of others who are also navigating life with autism on a daily basis. We glean new information and insights from one another and not only feel connected to a community, but are inspired by windows and snapshots into the lives and experiences of others to truly know that we are not alone. You may have seen the recent notices about our new website at autism.com – now we are inviting you to be part of the story.
Today we launch a photo contest to celebrate our community – the theme is “A Story in A Snapshot.”
We hope you’ll share a favorite image of a loved one with autism who inspires you every day. Pick the best photo upload it through our website and earn a chance at an iPad2 and other great prizes.
The deadline for submissions is midnight, June 30, 2012 (CDT).
Grand Prize Winner (a $500 value):
Win your choice of:
- An iPad2
- Fall 2012 ARI General Conference Registration for two, including three nights of hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Orange County
10 Photo Finalists will win:
A copy of Dr. Martha Herbert’s Autism Revolution and a one-year subscription to ARI’s Autism Research Review International.
Finalists and Grand Prize Winner will be selected from among all eligible entries by photography/marketing consultants. Professional photos may be entered – be sure to contact the photographer or store where the photo was taken to obtain a release if copyrights apply.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR VISUAL ARTISTS/WRITERS/FILM MAKERS/PERFORMERS
VSA presents: 2012 International Art Program for Children with Disabilities Open for entries!
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2012
Self Portraits from Around the World
Children with disabilities, ages 5-18, are encouraged to create a self-portrait that illustrates who they are and who they will be. Will we see a snapshot of where they are today? In their future dream profession? As a fantasy superhero or imaginative superstar? Self-portraits allow artistic freedom for children with disabilities to celebrate the unique qualities they have to share with the world.
Details and entry forms are available here. http://www.artsonia.com/museum/collections/detail.asp?coll=259&express=y
For more information about the program or how to apply, you may contact Sonja Cendak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 18 +
The Academy of Special Dreams has a contest for visual artists, short film, performing artsts and writers.
They also showcase artist’s work on their website and have exhibits.
For more information, visit their website at www.specialacademy.org
Drive Mom Crazy Blog
Autistic Carnival – excerpted from the blog
“This is for any Autistic person from childhood through Adulthood to submit their work to my email address to be posted on my website on June 18, 2012. I am accepting any work from a creative work of art, writing, music, film, documentary, or someone who liked to introduce their latest positive productive invention they created to help Autistic people be seen as an important part of society. So dream up your latest creation or invention, get to work, and send your stuff to me to be posted on DMC on June 18, 2012, Autistic Pride Day. It’s your time, it’s time for us, Autistic people to SHINE NOW!!! Email submissions can be sent to my email address at email@example.com by June 1, 2012 by 11:59:59pm!!”
Art of Autism Art Events
The Art of Autism is having an event in Carpinteria, California, Saturday May 12, 2012 in conjunction
with the Carpinteria Open Studio Art Tour. We will be having a live art demo by artist Joel Anderson,
book signings by Debra Hosseini and Linda Anderson and an art exhibit fro the entire month of May.
We also will be having poetry and book readings as part of this event. visit www.the-art-of-autism.com for more information.
A FREE Art Exhibit “Art of Autism” on Wednesday May 16 from 5:30 to 8:30pm at Willistead Manor in Canada. This exhibit is part of a multi city tour. Keri Bowers will be their for a screening of Normal People Scare Me. Visit http://www.autismservicesinc.com/ for more information.
The Art of Autism: Shifting Perceptions book. Buy it for MOM – Mother’s Day is May 13.
Please pass on this coupon code for ordering the book. Free Shipping and Handling with the coupon
We’ve received tremendous feedback from the new book featuring 77 artists and poets on the autism spectrum. This book is more than an art book. It contains inspirational stories of love, determination, and the powers of families.