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It feels so good to write 2021 and put 2020 behind us. Though the last year was dark with fires, COVID, and economic uncertainty there were times of light and laughter. Autistry ended the year with stunning success stories. We supported 20 students taking several different courses at College of Mar…
07.01.2021 · From Autistry Studios
“The remarkable abilities of the artist with autism surface because of their autism, not in spite of it.” Darold Treffert, M.D. The Art of Autism mourns the death of Dr. Darold Treffert. Dr. Treffert was a psychiatrist and researcher who specialized in autism, hyperlexia, and savant syndrome. He c…
18.12.2020 · From The Art of Autism
The first week of college classes has begun. Yes, summer 2020 is truly over and what a strange, surreal experience this has been. In mid-March we converted all our services to working remote. We usually plan several outdoor adventures during the summer: whitewater rafting, kayaking, camping, and lon…
28.08.2020 · From Autistry Studios
Autistry shot into 2020 as if from a child’s slingshot with the Heart of Marin Award quickly followed by the Jefferson Award and now here we all are grounded like naughty teenagers. The Autistry staff was not deterred. Within 2 days of the Shelter-in-Place (SIP) order they had all our clients …
01.04.2020 · From Autistry Studios
Another year of rapid growth and development at Autistry! We have grown so quickly that I only just realized it has been a year since the last newsletter. The silence is not from lack of cool news to report – more like lack of time to report it! New students – Fall semester 2019 we supported 20 stud…
26.11.2019 · From Autistry Studios
Dance to the beat of your own drum, because when you dance to your own rhythm, life taps its toes to your beat.” Kandregula Chandhu Sai Raja By Helen Wallace-IlesToday I’m shining a light on a truly inspirational club, aptly named ‘Inspiration Drum Line’. It’s a drumming group for children …
29.05.2019 · From The Art of Autism
By Katherine Valdoria I have always had a hard time “owning” labels. You know when you’re taking a class or participating in a workshop and they sit you in a circle and ask you to say your name and “something interesting” about yourself, to break the ice? I hate that. I get overwhelmed with…
11.05.2019 · From The Art of Autism
Oh, what an amazing year! Autistry growth in 2018 was much like that of a teenager- awkward and exhilarating, fun and a bit frightening, at times plodding and frustrating yet filled with limitless possibilities. We grew in bursts and scrambled to hire staff to work with all the new students. We …
30.12.2018 · From Autistry Studios
Autistry Studios builds independent adults. Becoming independent is not a passive process. It takes courage and an inner fortitude to challenge oneself to learn a new skill, break an old habit, or create a dream.   Autistry is a therapeutic/educational Maker Space celebrating its 10th year prov…
24.11.2018 · From Autistry Studios
Contestants must submit a fun sock design As part of its Giving Back Program and its mission to show what people can do when given a chance, John’s Crazy Socks is sponsoring an Autism Can Do Scholarship. This program will present a $3,000 scholarship to a person on the autism spectrum in the United …
22.09.2018 · From The Art of Autism
We are well into the new school semester and I still haven’t done a summer wrap-up newsletter. Let’s fix that! In June we launched our first Autistry Comprehensive Adult Program (ACAP) Summer Session. It was five days a week of exercise, vocational training, college prep, and fun. The pr…
12.09.2018 · From Autistry Studios
Summer is here! Before I tell you about the great summer program at Autistry I want to celebrate and congratulate our students who have successfully found employment. This is a tough job market where even entry level positions often require college degrees. Though Autistry does not formally provide …
17.06.2018 · From Autistry Studios
A story of accompanying my younger brother to his Senior Prom. By Elizabeth Osborn He wags his tail when he’s happy … my 17-year old brother that is. He has Asperger Syndrome. He’s a Senior in High School and I know he’s happy when he wags his tail like our puppy dog. His smile is so big that …
01.05.2018 · From The Art of Autism
Ian’s Reading Circle April is Autism Acceptance Month. I’m not sure what that means as I can’t imagine not accepting autism as a way of being, a way of experiencing the world. But I also know that many individuals need help along the way. Please take some time this month (and every…
21.04.2018 · From Autistry Studios
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