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Inclusive Saturdays

These 75-minute structured workshops are specifically designed to help children with autism develop social interaction and communication skills, manual dexterity, and the ability to express themselves through art. The program’s supportive environment also helps strengthen family ties and builds a sense of community for families affected by autism.

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Inclusive Saturday Sessions

Ages 7 & Under

By exploring different art mediums, this class focuses on tactile experiences while building creativity, self-regulated independence and communication skills. Families also participate in therapeutic music, and movement exercises.

Classes are held on Saturdays from 9:30-10:45 AM in the WEE Studio.

Upcoming 2017 Dates: 

April 8

April 22

May 20

June 10

June 24

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Ages 7 & Up

This class uses art to build social skills and peer-to-peer relationships. Families will work on a series of collaborative projects incorporating a variety of art mediums in CMA’s Media Lab and Sound Booth.

Classes are held on Saturdays from 9:30-10:45 AM.

Upcoming 2017 Dates:

April 1

May 13

June 3

Register for Each Date Individually

Registration Info

To register, click on the registration links above.
These inclusive classes are free, but space is limited.
Please note that your registration is not official until you receive a confirmation letter.


 “It’s so nice to have a place where our son can be himself and I don’t have to worry about how he might react to other kids or activities. He’s accepted for who he is, and all his strengths come out.”

“I am always so impressed these programs at CMA are of such high quality AND free of charge. Families of special-needs kids in NYC really, really want/need to participate in the arts (and it’s a big reason everyone loves living here), but there are so many reasons this can be hard. So kudos to you guys for doing this. We are very grateful, and I will tell all of our friends in the autism community.”


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Support for this program comes from the George Link, Jr. Foundation, the Barker Welfare Foundation, and CMA’s Young Professionals.

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