In doing our part to inspire mindful peace, The Art of Autism is supporting our friends and collaborators in many things autism throughout the month of September. We join our friends, Poems for Peace; Yes Salon International; SICA (Subud International Cultural Association), and USC Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery, to enroll autistic artists, their families and friends to be a part of this international, critical and heartfelt event.
In autism and other disabilities, we know all too well that peace begins in our hearts, helping us to manifest strength and determination to face and live with the challenges of disability. Together, we celebrate our right and commitment to peace within ourselves, and to the individual manifestation of this message in the world.
Throughout September 2016 we will share the poems and art we received from our artists and their families via blogs and social media posts, along with free and accessible online peace events you can take part in. Last year, an estimated 1.5 billion people played a part in World Peace Day on September 21st. We encourage you to share this opportunity with your friends and family, finding a way to be a part of the heart of peace.
We hope you will join us. The Art of Autism is accepting poems and original art with the theme of “Peace.” Peace may be interpreted as inner peace, peace of mind, peace in relationships, peace in autism, and world peace. Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a note granting permission for reprint of your original poem or art work. We will endeavor to print all submissions, but reserve the right to omit from publication.
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