Parenting Special Needs Magazine PSN Mar/APR 2011 : Page 18

psn community news Artist with Autism – Art is often under-valued in society . Non-profit art groups promote local artists for the benefit of the artist, as well as the community. Whether as a hobby, business, or used as healing, art is an important aspect in any culture. The popularity of art exhibits is apparent in a bustling metropolis city as well as a small country town. The popularity of displaying the talents of local artists can be seen in the form of lightly-structured shows in the neighborhood coffee shops, to the more well-orchestrated outdoor art shows on village sidewalks. The financial compensation, most artists would agree, can be a tiring endeavor. In order to be successful, artists can only hope their style and creativity is well received from a mass of art connoisseurs. A local organization comprised of a handful of parents with their talented young artists are not sitting idle when it comes to showing the world, talent can be found at any SAT score level. As artists, they all have a style their own. With the collateral efforts of the group, the members share their knowledge of resources to help promote each others’ success. The young members of this group have several things in common. Not only are they interested in creating art and marketing their talents, they all share the same medical diagnosis of autism. ArtistsWithAutism.org , located in Broward county, is a networking group whose sole purpose is to promote the artistic talent of persons with autism. The members exhibit their art as a group. Most recently they have participated in the DisAbilities EXPO at NOVA Southeastern University, and a private exhibit at UniLatina International College. Event dates and more information can be found on the website: http://www.ArtistsWithAutism.org. For more information contact Cynthia Drucker, Founder at 954-895-2786, or email FlaGaL1106@yahoo.com. http://www.facebook.com/ pages/Parenting-Special-Needs-Magazine/182152089630 Share your Good News in PSN Community News. We want to hear about it! A Place for you, your company or organizations to share your achievements, anniversaries, awards, events, conferences or developments that affect people in our special needs community. Please send a 75 to 150 word description, plus image to JOIN OUR FAN PAGE. Please join us on Facebook and become part of our community. Sharing Information to assist and unite the Special Needs Community. We cover all ages and stages of guiding children/ individuals with special needs. Empowering parents, caregivers, teachers & friends of special needs children by providing resources, information and inspiration. Working together to achieve a life beyond limits for all individuals with different abilities. submit@parentingspecialneeds.org Please make sure to put PSN NEWS in email subject line. 18 PARENTING SPECIAL NEEDS.ORG MAR/APR 2011

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