HISD Students’ Artwork On Display For National Autism Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness Month will launch tomorrow during Kick-Off Day on the Plaza at noon tomorrow, April 1, on the campus of Texas Southern University Department of Human Services and Consumer Sciences, in front of the Cecilia Scott Lane Building, 3100 Cleburne.
Young Audiences of Houston ’s “Discover” program will present the art of Houston area students from schools that serve children with learning differences and difficulties such as the works of students from Briarwood, The Monarch School, Dodson Elementary Special Education Dept. and Yates High Schools’ Life Skills class. The exhibit titled Faces of Autism features works of art in various mediums that serve as an outlet for creative self-expression and communication for these unique individuals. The exhibit will also work to disseminate the latest information on Autism and raise the awareness of Autistic Spectrum Disorders. The exhibit is open to the public and will remain on display through April 30.
The guest speaker for the campaign launch is Gerald E. Harris, a clinical psychologist. Harris teaches at the University of Houston, and is active professionally and politically in the autism community. Harris is the Executive Director of the Texas Young Autism Project, providing early intervention ABA services through intensive in-home, center-based, and parent-directed programs.