“THE ART OF AUTISM” is a collaborative project that creates momentum for participants. The project helps this growing population by giving them opportunities to write blogs, display their art and diverse talents. This assists in building self-esteem.
The Art of Autism blog is dedicated to featuring innovative programs, promoting artists, and highlighting accomplishments of participants in the project as well as reporting on relevant issues that effect the autistic community.
Through participation in the book, calendar, and blogs, aspiring artists, poets, and writers can have their work displayed alongside blueprints by internationally-renowned Dr. Temple Grandin and art work of Donna Williams, as well as many talented artists on the spectrum.
The ART of AUTISM events are a source of inspiration for communities, families and children affected by autism; as well as the general public. Recent ART of AUTISM events featured artists, writers, poets, film makers, and speakers living on the spectrum. The Art of Autism has curated over 40 art exhibits from 2011 – 2015 in the United States, Canada, and China. Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Stephen Shore, Dr. Michael McManmon and Donna Williams, all participants in our project, are examples of people who are not only independent, but leaders in the community.
Autistic people are marginalized in society. They often internalize the negative messages broadcast on the media. We provide an alternative to those messages; focusing on the entire person and their experiences.