“True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist” ~Albert Einstein
April is Autism Awareness month. As an art-based fundraising company, what better way to wrap up the month than to provide an update on a recent collaboration between The Autism Society of America and the American Art Therapy Association.
Last year, the two organizations joined forces to develop a toolkit designed to provide art therapy information and resources to healthcare professionals and individuals on the Autism Spectrum. The art making process outlined in the toolkit was designed to guide people in attaining enhanced communication and socialization, improving cognitive and motor skills and increasing their sense of empowerment. Activities could then be designed to suit individual strengths and weaknesses, age and level of function. Read the rest of this entry »