An art education initiative designed for children and families with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other differences.
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.
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. Join us the second Saturday of each month from 10-11 A.M.
There is no cost to attend but space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens two weeks before the event.
If you can not attend, please cancel your registration to open the spot up to another family. Thank you.
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