“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.”
“I do not think the arts are as valued in a typical school setting so being able to participate in art activities is educational and fantastic for my daughter’s creativity. Socially, to be around other children is usually difficult for my daughter but she did so well. The teaching artists were so supportive and made conversation with her. Also, I like the subtle ways she was challenged in the activities. For instance, during the painting activity the teaching artist asked where on her canvas she wanted the paint. To be able to articulate her vision and her needs, was challenging and great for her. The Stripes Wee program is nothing short of amazing. The activities are wonderful, the workshop is fantastic, and the teaching artists are amazing folks.”
“It was a group setting and teacher had everyone introduce themselves- my child has difficulty socializing with peers so this was great. Also, creating the animated films in a small group was perfect, he had to work closely with 2 other children. He had to practice following directions and waiting for the rest of the group, he tends to roam off and to finish activities quickly but he had to be patient, which is something we are always actively waiting on. Also, listening to an adult other than the ones he is familiar with.”
“This was my son’s first time ever making a “movie” of any kind — so really cool introduction to the process, taking his love of drawing and storytelling to the next level in a non-intimidating way.”
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