We help individuals with autism have meaningful lives with purpose, by focusing on their talents and abilities and helping them build a business around those talents. We believe supported self-employment is a very viable alternative for paid employment. We offer opportunities for emerging and aspiring artists with autism to be recognized for their talent and not defined by their circumstances. We provide ARTrepreneur training through our Microenterprise Program Focus On Positive Abilities (FOPA)and offer retail sales experiences in a real art gallery with free exhibit space.
The retail gallery is supported by Artists With Autism, Inc as the main initiative and is run and operated by volunteers and artists with autism.The Autism Art Gallery in Pompano Beach, Florida is located at the Festival Marketplace and is used as a "Training Gallery" for artists to learn business skills in a live retail setting as well as develop the social skills needed to help them succeed in their own self-employment ventures. The Autism Art Gallery is the only one of its kind. At AWA ,we are "Promoting Micro-enterprising, Providing Opportunities, Creating Independence" for adults with autism who have aged out of the school system and want to focus on their art talent. Visit us to view one of the largest collections of autism art in the Fort Lauderdale area.
The Autism Art Gallery offers handmade gift items, greeting cards, T-shirts and affordably priced original artworks and reprints of various sizes all created by individuals with autism. Art mediums include acrylics, watercolors, digital, photography and handmade jewelry and gifts. We support other organizations that share our same goals. The Artists receive the proceeds from the sale of their items to reinvest into their business. The Gallery is a non-profit exhibition space and studio dedicated to helping aspiring artists on the autism spectrum gain work experience in a live retail environment while learning how to become self-employed as professional artists. Our FREE workshop series: Focus On Positive Abilities helps individuals with learning differences with their startup entrepreneur business.
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Artists with Autism, Inc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in South Florida, USA. Your support and generous contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve our programs. Thanks for supporting our mission.
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