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

Art Touched by Autism

Monday, May 15, 2017 | 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 Monday, May 15, 2017 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 May 15; 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

Painting by OliviaPainting by LouisPainting by Dustin
Painting by EmilyPainting by OranePainting by Tabitha
Painting by ConnorPainting by SummerPainting by Emma
Painting by AlexPainting by MarkPainting by Mary
Painting by MasonPainting by PresleyPainting by Sean
Painting by PaytonPainting by Hayden

The event is planned in connection with 2017 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.