The Foundation was happy to support a second “Blueprint Project” in the Fall of 2015.
A visual art expression program that was free for Meaford families dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The following comments came to us from one of the parents.
Kids on the autism spectrum explored expression through art with a facilitator, 20 kids.
Some of these kids don’t have the skills to express themselves through any venue. Through the trained facilitator they were able to learn. It was very scary for them to open up and be receptive. By engaging them one on one, the facilitator was able to build trust. The results were amazing, what parents saw left them speechless. Some of the art work is incredible. No one knew what was inside these kids.
From one of the parents …
“It is a thrill to view a painting done by your child who has unique abilities. It is a thrill to hear a talented artist talk about doing painting/art using Van Gogh and Rothko as examples of lines and colours. It is a thrill that my child knows more than I do in the art world. Thank you for this amazing experience. We will always be eternally grateful for this opportunity.”