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Traveling Art Show
As part of the 2007
Autism Ambassador Program, Suzann Brucato provided a series of Autism
Awareness presentations against the backdrop of the
HAP Traveling Art Show.
In recognition of Autism
Awareness month, the
Middletown Main Library
in Middletown NJ displayed a set of posters including the works of Ryha
Gavin, Megan Miller, and students at High Road School.
YMCA Camp Arrowhead in
Marlboro opened the Traveling Art Show with a series of presentations to
adults, children, teachers, and camp counselors.
Nursery School in Beachwood NJ invited parents to a morning and
afternoon presentation to learn about autism and how adults with autism
can find ways to participate and contribute in the community in which they
live. Suzann talked with the children about the artwork and shared
face-painting caterpillars and butterflies, explaining how our real beauty
is sometimes hidden within.
The Art Show finale
included a three-part presentation with the fifth graders at
Elementary School through which the children became Junior Autism
Ambassadors, sharing what they learned with other students, parents, and
members of the community. As part of an art-exchange project, the
children also created art work expressing how them "participate" and
"contribute". Their art work was combined with handcrafted pictures
from children at the
Interactive Playground & Wellness Center in Freehold NJ. The
resulting HAP Quilt was on display at both schools through 2007.