The Mentorship Project

All kids should have a safe place to express themselves through art. SO many parents we know are always looking for new ways to nurture their kids’ interests, talents and skills.

We are very excited to announce The Art Of Autism Mentorship Project. An opportunity for kids on the autism spectrum to express themselves through all kinds of art, amongst like-minded peers, supported by professional artists from all over the world.

We are partnering with The Art of Autism to bring all of this together through interactive, creative expression at no cost to participants.

How does it work?
1) Sign up for the Squag platform here. and enter the free offer code ArtOfAutism2016.
2) Starting in June our mentors in residence will send you an email at least once a month, detailing an art challenge for your child.
3) Kids noodle around in their Squagpads™, create their art and post their submissions into the private SquagSocial space.
4) Our mentors and curators will take questions from you and your kids all summer long!
5) Kids will have a chance to get input from our artists, and be inspired by work that other kids are creating across the country!
6) Throughout the summer, we will select submissions to highlight on our social media and website. Kids will get the encouragement and boost they need to continue to develop their talent and skills.
7) At the end of the summer, we will be excited to hear feedback from you and your kids about the experience.

Please spread the word! The more young artists we reach with this project, the more exciting it will be for all of the kids involved.

Sign up here to begin. Don’t forget the free offer code!

Meet some of our mentors for the summer:
Keri Bowers
, co-founder of the Art of Autism, parent, film maker, artist and art instructor. Keri has many years experience working with children developing creative projects and curriculum.

Joel Anderson of Joels Vision Arts is an animator, artist, philanthropist, public speaker, and author. Joel has spoken to thousands of students across the country about autism. His passion is to educate other’s about autism so kids on the spectrum will be accepted. Joel is very excited to be a mentor artist for this project.

CarolAnn Edscorn is a mom, an artist, an educator, and on the spectrum herself. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in the performing arts–acting and directing for the theatre and a Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs Management and Public Policy Analysis with a focus on Education and Health Issues.

April Dawn Griffin is an artist, a business woman, and a single parent on the autism spectrum who resides in Nipawin, Saskatchewan.