November 2013 Newsletter

November 18, 2013

Madison House Autism Foundation is planning a reception and month-long exhibit for April 2014 Arts for Autism event with the University of Maryland at Shady Groves. They are looking to identify artists on the autism spectrum (over the age of 18) who would like their art to be part of the exhibits. Selected works will be displayed at the Universities at Shady Grove throughout the month of April and they hope to move the exhibit to different venues. They are looking to identify an image that will be central to their promotional materials (invitation, posters, social media, etc.) as soon as possible. Email Lucy Lopez for art contract and more information

April 12, 2014 – Autismhwy. com Chalk Art Festival in Covina, California. Artists, musicians, poets, come out and chalk and share your talents! This will be a big Autism Celebration event in Los Angeles. Email Kelly at to reserve a booth or to RSVP and be added to our list.

3D Systems through the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards is offering free 3D software and an opportunity to win $1,000 prize for best designs. Open to High School students. is looking to display some children’s art on their website. Email

International Youth Film (deadline Feb 1, 2014) CALL FOR ENTRIES Exciting new opportunity for young filmmakers around the world. The inaugural International Youth Film Festival is seeking submissions in four categories – Documentary, Narrative, Social Action, and Experimental from video artists between the ages of 13 and 18. $4,000 in cash prizes. No Entry Fee. Details: OR

Southern California artists – The Art of Autism is having an exhibit in Ojai March-April 2014. Contact me at

Bay area artists – the Art of Autism has been asked by Future Horizons to exhibit in Monterey in January. Email me at

October 15, 2013

Harambee Arts seeking photographs of people on the spectrum for a monument.
Harambee Arts Project

Harambee Arts Project

In Kenya, children with any form of differences are extremely stigmatized and commonly the mom and child are forced to leave the village. There are no safety nets and less compassion. The City Primary School’s Special Unit is a rare pocket of awareness and understanding, started by the mother of a child on the spectrum. Harambee Arts has been leading art groups with these special children for 6 years.

Harambee Arts is planning to build a large monument in Nairobi in honor of children with differences all over the world. The monument will be built from recycled materials and trash with the help of the children from the City Primary School. It will be a place where people can come and be educated about the beauty of children with differences. The walls will include photos of children with differences from all over the world.

We are collecting photos of children, and young adults and would appreciate your participation.
Please send all photos (and short messages) to:

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