Arts For Autism and Community Inclusion
Community Stories showcase, Woodside Learning Studios foyer
This community exhibition showcases one of the many ways in which with the right support and opportunity, communities can successfully understand, embrace, celebrate and include all individuals with Autism.
The Arts for Autism program was developed by the Autism Association of WA in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) as a celebration of diversity and creativity in the Western Australian Community.
As a part of the program, works were submitted by teenagers and adults with Autism and selected winners were exhibited at a special event at the AGWA. Winners received awards and recognition for their artworks and had the opportunity to sell their works.
As a result of the collaboration with AGWA, the Autism Association went on to support with a series of sensory quiet sessions and at the art gallery for people to access supported and guided tours through the gallery during times when it was closed to the general public.
Image: Graffiti in Argentina by Christopher Hummel