Thursday, April 7th Spring was in the air and on the photos at our exhibit, as we celebrated the cherry blossom season in DC and together gave to a good cause! This was the first exhibit within our “ART CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE” series and presented cherry blossom inspired work by adults with autism at CSAAC (www.csaac.org)
It all began in December 2008 when two CSAAC staffers volunteered to teach a weekly photography class for the adults in the program who wanted to learn a new set of skills. The results were astonishing and a group of talented photographers emerged. Specially for this event they put together artwork highlighting the festival and this time of the year.
Sounds of spring filled L2 Lounge as string quartet Singing Strings DC performed its all new dynamic and exciting program. For the first time we will 2 VIP passes to ALL future ART SOIREE events were raffled. 100% proceeds from the raffle will benefit CSAAC Foundation, while the artwork made by adults with autism displayed at the event was made available as “gifts for donation” to CSAAC Foundation. www.singingstringsdc.com
Founded in 1979 through the vision of Jane Ford Salzano, a Maryland educator, CSAAC is a private, 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency which provides direct services to children and adults with autism across the lifespan. It’s mission is “to enable individuals with autism to reach their highest potential and contribute as confident individuals to their community.” CSAAC is the largest provider in the nation to serve individuals with autism exclusively with comprehensive programs from early childhood through retirement.
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