Arts & Crafts for Special Needs!
My son Raymond has Autism, and I've come to learn about so many of the people in our area who have special needs.
I would very much like to offer free arts and crafts classes and studio time to special needs programs and individuals that are in New Haven and Fairfield County Connecticut.
Many special needs individuals do not like crowded, or noisy environments. I would like to dedicate some studio time as "sensory friendly" with lower lighting, and quiet music and fewer patrons. The $6000 raised would provide enough materials and allow me to dedicate studio time (leased space) for this purpose.
If you have someone in your family with special needs or a friend who has a child with special needs, then you understand and can help me spread the word about my Campaign for Art for Special Needs.
I'm hoping to spread this through Facebook, and If I can find 6,000 people to GIVE $1 each to this cause, I will have met my goal.
Now more than ever, while I have 5 events scheduled for the Kennedy Center, a local organization that provides community outreach for those with Autism, I ask if you would be willing to donate even a single dollar to this fund. Thank you for helping, or even just sharing this with your friends!
When my studio is open, I'll be contacting ACES to have them come in for a session and invite them to my grand opening!
I pulled the pedestal sink from the studio bathroom to install one that is wheelchair height friendly. My plummer is installing it next week!
Thanks for your support and if you know someone with special needs, then please give even a small amount if you can. Having a child or family member with special needs is a challenge in itself, finding affordable activities that are special needs friendly is even more challenging.
Thanks again and spread the word!