“Art Touched by Autism”

“Art Touched by Autism” Exhibit, Silent Auction March 31 at NFCC Hardee Center for the Arts

MADISON, FL – Madison County’s Always Support Kids 4-H Club (A.S.K.), a support group for children with autism and other developmental disabilities, and North Florida Community College are joining forces to help support autism awareness. Recently the NFCC Art Department hosted a painting workshop for A.S.K. that allowed talented young artists to create some amazing works of art. These works will be featured in an “Art Touched by Autism” Exhibit and Silent Auction on Thursday, March 31 at 6 p.m. at the Hardee Center for the Arts (NFCC campus, Bldg. 11). Proceeds will benefit autism awareness and help fund camps, field trips and activities throughout the year for A.S.K. participants. All are invited to attend this special event.

The event is planned in connection with 2016 World Autism Awareness Day which is being observed on April 2. Autism affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide. Current statistics identify around 1 in 88 American children on the autism spectrum. (Autism Speaks, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The Madison County A.S.K. 4-H Club offers resources, support and activities to children with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families.

For information contact Leslie McLeod, A.S.K. Leader, at 4hleader.ask.madisonfl@gmail.com or Lisa Thompson, NFCC Art Director, at (850) 973-1642 or thompsonl@nfcc.edu.


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