Art’scool Autism Awareness Event
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
FREE for Members
FREE with Gallery admission for non-members
Auditorium, Galleries, and Education Classrooms
In connection with Autism Awareness Month, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will host an autism awareness event in partnership with Arts Work for Autism Services Inc. From 9:40 to 10:30 am, in the Gallery’s Auditorium, the public is invited to attend a presentation on autism and communication, with a special musical performance by No Words Spoken. Participating students will then experience a guided tour and classroom activity designed to increase awareness about autism.
Art'scool, presented by the Albright-Knox and BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, is a school tour program designed to create the critical and creative thinkers of tomorrow. All guided school tours are free, include a transportation subsidy, and are guided by a specially trained docent. Learn More
The Art’scool Autism Awareness Event was part of an Autism Enrichment Program hosted by the Education Department in partnership with Autism Services Inc. Autism Services Inc. Executive Director Veronica Federiconi presented information about how artistic expression can be a means for people with autism to communicate, and showed a short video about the organization’s creative arts program, Arts Works for Autism Services Inc. Following the presentation, No Words Spoken, a musical group composed of adults with autism, gave a performance. Then, participating students were invited to go on tours of the Gallery’s Collection and participate in art activities in the Education Classrooms.