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Kids With Autism Find a Creative Haven at Islands of Brilliance

By Becky Benishek | Posted on 06.04.2013 | 0 comments
Kids With Autism Find a Creative Haven at Islands of Brilliance
"In a digital age, he can contribute content and make connections for the rest of his life."
It can be hard for parents of children with autism to envision how they’ll survive in the job market, let alone be equipped to live independently. Social, communicative, and other challenges can make it hard for individuals on the autism spectrum to complete essential tasks and work with others.
Enter Islands of Brilliance, a Milwaukee-based, Sunday morning academy for children with autism. Five-week sessions teach basic skills in programs such as Photoshop, fostering “creativity through technology” and focusing on one area of interest for each child. Each child is paired with a volunteer professional mentor from the surrounding creative community. The teams present their completed project during an engaging, encouraging share session.
Find out more about the personalized training and success of this program.
Read Young People With Autism at Work in a Digital World.
Download our free guide, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Supportive Strategies for Crisis Prevention.
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