Autism is Art
Autism is Art
An art book created by children with autism.
An art book created by children with autism. Read more
Fact: Everyone has something to say. Autism in many ways robs children of their ability to speak, and are therefore often overlooked. Autism is Art is a cooperative art project between parents, teachers, and students with autism.
This project was born in a Wayne State University classroom, when given the assignment to come up with a project to help your community. Although I wasn't required to actually follow through with this project; it is something that I feel will truly make an impact on the students participating and have decided to launch it here.
Through my education at Wayne State I have had the opportunity to work with several students with autism, both verbal and non-verbal. These children struggle daily to be understood and yet clearly have something to say. Art class was always the chance for these students to express their thoughts without the hindrance of words. Autism is Art is a publication project meant to spread the voice of theses children.
The book will feature stories from parents and students about the struggles of autism and full page art done by students with autism. Above all else this project is meant to enrich the lives of the children who participate in it.
All funds are broken down as follows:
$5,000 for publishing: After collecting several quotes from both online and local publishers my estimated publishing cost will be just over 5,000 dollars.
$700 will be used to buy art supplies for the schools and students so that they may not only make the art found in the book but have art supplies for the rest of the year.
$500 The final five hundred dollars will be used for shipping products to the backers, the postcards, and any unforeseen scene costs.
Finally any additional money raised from this kickstarter will be given to the schools participating in this project to fund their after school and summer programs.
Risks and challenges
The main risk of this project is completing it on time. I have already secured majority of the work for this project and have already gained permission from local schools to work with their students. If I run into an issue I have enough support from my UNiversity and friends that I will have the help to complete this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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