Islands of Brilliance autism mentoring program

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Islands of Brilliance autism mentoring program

Postby CPI-Training » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:15 am

Based in Milwaukee, the Islands of Brilliance program provides an opportunity for kids on the spectrum to develop their creative and technical skills by working one-on-one with a professional mentor from the design community. Utilizing each student’s area of perseveration as a starting point, together these creative teams work on visual projects utilizing Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (and sometimes paint, canvas, and other tangible material) to produce colorful posters and other artwork.

In terms of the heart, however, Islands of Brilliance is a labor of love, brought about by one couple’s intense desire for deeper communication with their son Harry, who is on the spectrum. Through their striving to develop a greater connection with him, Mark and Margaret Fairbanks seized upon an idea that blossomed into a thriving entity for creative artists to inspire each other through the unique dialog of collaborative art.

Now expanding to Chicago!

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