ABOUT ART POSSIBILITIES: The Begining
I began Art Possibilities as an impending need: my son, Christian graduated from high school with a special diploma thus had nowhere to go: truthfully, they practically graduate to nothing. He was also too bright and too creative to spend his life in an adult day training workshop: they were too boring for him and lacked the challenge he needed. We went through a very hard time after the school years, yet all was not bleak as that was the birthing of Art Possibilities and our first two books. Those years also were wisely spent in the in-home-art-studio I created for him: he bloomed as the artist he is today.
All this is served to prove that our artistic adults with Autism- even though they may not fall in the very high end of the spectrum- can be trained and can become valuable assets to our society. My son began to paint at 17 and look at his art. Nobody thought he liked this nor had this ability. What does this mean? He could be taught.