This month, Eastern Tennessee will be raising awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorder in the form of a number of traveling attractions.
Artistic Spectrum is a non-profit founded in Knoxville. They are dedicated to providing creative and recreational opportunities for children on the spectrum while also educating the public about their special needs.
Their goals are three-fold:
To organize fine art workshops which develop the individual talents of persons with ASD
To facilitate family-oriented events where children with ASD are welcomed and accepted
To work with other arts venues and museums to create Autism Arts opportunities for families to attend fine arts performances and events
Thus far, this month’s events have comprised of speciality cocktail hours, sensory-friendly haircuts, and an art field trip via “the Love Bus.” It will be interesting to see what else they have in store for the days to come!