The Grey Bruce Chapter of Autism Ontario and the Meaford Hall & Culture Foundation have launched a new partnership.
The implementation of a visual art expressionism program, the Blueprint Project, free for families dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Meaford. The art program offers a unique opportunity for children with ASD to be less literal and concrete in self-expression, and it offers a nonthreatening way to deal with processing emotions. The concrete, visual characteristics of art help the children to relax and enjoy themselves while they are learning social skills in a controlled environment. “We are excited about this project as it is a new undertaking for us,” said Foundation Director Joanne McKenzie. “There are many families in our community that could benefit from this opportunity, and partnerships like this one align well with the Foundation’s mandate.” The eight week Blueprint Project kicks off on Sunday, April 12 at 2:30pm until 4:30pm and is designed for children ages 5 – 15 on the Autism Spectrum. Read more