Autism Society Lehigh Valley | P.O. Box 3523, Allentown, PA 18106 | 610-751-6532
for Youth and Young Adults
The goal of the Creative Abilities Group is to provide opportunities for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities to participate in a variety of fine arts, performing arts, music and craft activities in their community, helping to inspire them, enrich their lives, and remove barriers that prevent them from realizing their full creative potential.
Here are some of the projects we have completed. For more information on our program, please contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papermaking with Jill Odegaard at Cedar Crest College (completed Fall 2019)
In the Fall of 2019, The Creative Abilities Group participated in C.R.E.A.T.E’s pilot program under the instruction of Professor Odegaard. This program has exceeded our expectations. Our young adults were introduced to an art medium that they otherwise would not have access to. Cedar Crest College students were eager to learn about our young adults and enthusiastic about helping them create beautiful, unique works of art in a seemingly endless variety of papermaking techniques.
Over the course of the six week program, our young adults with autism have repeatedly expressed their enjoyment of this experience, a great pride in their work, and they especially looked forward to working together with Cedar Crest College students. This setting for our young adults to interact comfortably with college students in an appropriate educational and social setting is rare opportunity.
Here is the brochure for this program.
Mural Project with Matt Halm (Completed March 2020)
Mural painting project with Creative Abilities group (Autism Society Lehigh Valley) in 2019-2020. This video is a brief look into the making of three mural panels for Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. (5 minute 25 seconds).