AutismArtist.org, a not-for profit organization founded in December, 2009, announced today that it had begun accepting artwork from children with autism. One child’s artwork will be featured each day at www.autismartist.org. T-shirts, sweatshirts, bags and hats featuring the artwork will be auctioned online to raise funds for educational and other programs for children with autism spectrum disorders.
“When I began working with children on the autism spectrum and developed a close relationship with many students, I realized there was a void in the resources that were available to them. I became determined to find a way to enhance their education, and make a difference in their lives,” said Florence Arking, president of AutismArtist.org and former field worker and teachers assistant at the Douglas Developmental Disabilities Center in New Brunswick, NJ.
At the end of the year, the original pieces of artwork will be matted, framed and auctioned off at a black tie gala with 100% of the proceeds distributed to schools and other programs that support children with autism.
How to Submit Artwork:
Each piece of artwork should be created on paper or canvas that is no smaller than 8 x 10 and no larger than 20 x 24 inches. Children can use any type of art supplies including crayons, markers, paint etc. and can use any colors. On the back of each piece of art write the child’s name, date of birth, contact phone number and email address.
For more information visit www.autismartist.org
331 West 25th St
New York, NY 10001