How To Sign Up For The Art Of Autism Mentorship Project

We are SUPER 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.



1. Sign up for squag and enter the free offer code ArtOfAutism2016.

NOTE: It’s very important for us to take your credit card information in order to secure the membership as it is directly related to our compliance with COPPA standards (The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and keeping the Squag platform safe and secure for all users. During the registration process you will be asked for your credit card information but when you put in the free coupon code ArtOfAutism2016, you will not be charged anything.

2. Every few weeks you will receive an art challenge from one of our awesome Art Of Autism mentors.

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! Kids will have a chance to get input from our artists, and be inspired by work that other kids are creating across the country!

5. 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.

At the end of the summer, we will be excited to hear feedback from you and your kids about the experience.

Questions? Email us anytime at



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

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

J.A. Tan is an artist and a black-belt in Tae Kwon Do. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Class of 2010) in Vancouver, Canada. He resides in Vancouver. His website is

Joel Anderson of Joel’s 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.

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.

Luis Tirado is a fifteen-year old entrepreneur on a mission to be independent and help others on the ASD Spectrum. Luis is a musician, an artist and an advocate for people on the ASD spectrum. Luis is fluent in Spanish and Italian. His website is