Join us for this wonderful event supporting autism awareness and A.S.K. 4-H Club

Art Touched by Autism

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | Hardee Center for the Arts | 6 p.m.

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.

You're Invited - Art Exhibit & Silent Auction

Recently the NFCC Art Department hosted a painting workshop for A.S.K. that allowed local children to create some amazing works of art. These works will be featured in the “Art Touched by Autism” Exhibit and Silent Auction on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Hardee Center for the Arts (NFCC campus, Bldg. 11). OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

“This is a wonderful experience for our children and they look forward to this every year,” said Leslie McLeod, A.S.K. Leader. “It is a great way for them to express themselves, especially when many of them are unable to do so verbally. We are so thankful for all that Lisa Thompson and North Florida Community College do for A.S.K. 4-H Club. This experience benefits our children in two ways. It allows them to have this opportunity to express themselves and raise money so that they can go to a summer camp that is structured for their needs. This is all achieved while bringing awareness to our community.”

Greeting Cards

Greeting cards featuring these unique works of art are also on sale now through the NFCC Art Department and will be available for purchase April 5; cards are $2 each or get a deal on three cards for only $5.

Proceeds will benefit autism awareness and help fund camps, field trips and activities throughout the year for A.S.K. participants.

Featured Art

Art Touched by Autism Painting 1Art Touched by Autism Painting 2Art Touched by Autism Painting 3
Art Touched by Autism Painting 4Art Touched by Autism Painting 5Art Touched by Autism Painting 6
Art Touched by Autism Painting 6Art Touched by Autism Painting 8Art Touched by Autism Painting 9
Art by Emma - Art Touched by Autism ExhibitArt by Hayden - Art Touched by Autism ExhibitArt by Peyton - Art Touched by Autism Exhibit
Art by Olivia - Art Touched by Autism ExhibitArt by Addison - Art Touched by Autism ExhibitArt by Malakai - Art Touched by Autism Exhibit

The event is planned in connection with 2018 World Autism Awareness Day 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 68 American children as on the autism spectrum - a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years (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.