(Photo: Leslie K, micro-enterprise business owner ) We help to provide self-employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum to become successful entrepreneurs. Leslie K creates her own fabric handbags and eyeglass cases and is learning how to be independent.
Artists with Autism, Inc provides self-employment opportunities and training for aspiring artists with autism to become self-sufficient, independent entrepreneurs.
Our purpose is to Promote a
Micro -enterprising philosophy to encourage entrepreneurship. We provide Opportunities for artistic expression, whereby
contributing to the community.
The Artists With Autism displays in many local galleries and shared space of institutions that support our vision of Inclusion in the Arts.
Meet our artists at our Gallery located at the Festival Marketplace. (enter West Entrance Booth #1519). The Gallery is used as a training facility for aspiring artists wanting to learn how to market and develop there own art business. It includes a training program assessment that is used to help prepare and teach individuals the basic tools needed for entrepreneurship and to evaluate their readiness and aptitude to embark on their own micro-enterprise business venture.
Our main goal is to provide guidance, expertise, and venue resources to aspiring artists with autism. All artists conduct and maintain their own personal micro-enterprise business when participating at local art events where their art is promoted and retain 100% of their sales. Their art is made available for purchase Print On Demand in a VIRTUAL GALLERY.
We support the neurodiversity movement. Neurodiversity refers to the idea that people experience the world differently based on their neurological attributes, and is a variation of human wiring and not a disease to be cured.