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Autism Creates, formerly known as Art Aviators, is an educational initiative designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other exceptionalities. 

While children with ASD struggle with verbal communication, social relations, and sensory development, creative art-making activities enable them to foster new means of self-expression and communication. Utilizing two educational components—hands-on art workshops and the museum galleries —the Autism Creates program harnesses art and art-making activities as means of promoting expression and social interaction among children with ASD and their teachers, caregivers, and peers. Created in 2007, this innovative program, previously called Rainbow Artists and Art Aviators, and its results have been nationally recognized by museum associations and health care providers alike. 

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Support for Art Aviators programs is made in part by the Winfield A. Gartner Memorial Fund for Children’s Programs and Baptist Health. 


Saturday Family Workshops  

Monthly workshops are hosted on-site at MOCA Jacksonville for up to 10 children with ASD and their families. Families will explore the galleries, create art, and participate in sensory activities. 

10 – 11 a.m.   

November 13, 2021   

December 11, 2021   

January 8, 2022

February 12, 2022

There is no cost to attend but space is limited.  

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