Autism Resource Links

Art, Music and Theater Programs (back to link categories)

Applied Theater Research and Autism Network (ATRAN)
An online network uniting professionals and parents interested in applying theater techniques to help individuals with Autism.

Art Stream
Art Stream is a regional organization based in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area whose mission is to create artistic opportunities for individuals in communities traditionally under-served by the arts such as the Autism community.

Arts Horizons
Arts Horizons "Arts for all Learners" programs are led by professional teaching artists with the sophisticated training, experience and resources necessary to support individuals of all needs, including Autism, to successfully participate in the creative process.

Arts Unbound
A non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic achievement of youth, adults and senior citizens with challenges. In 2007, The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation funded a pilot program that created the opportunity for young adults and adults with Autism who manifested artistic interest and talent to partake in master art classes and then exhibit and sell their work throughout the State of New Jersey. In 2009, DJF funded the program's expansion in two locations, the development of a replicable curriculum and vocational opportunities in the arts for the participants.

The Garage Theater Group
Garage Theater, based at Fairleigh Dickinson in coordination with the Autism Center of New Jersey Medical School created a special theater program for adults with Asperger Syndrome. This program was developed by The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation and DJF Self-Advocate, Paul Voss and was funded by the foundation.

Grupo Salto, Inc.
Camp Jump into the Arts, a program for Hispanic adolescents and young adults in the greater Chicago, Illinois area provides instruction in Mexican Folkloric dance, music and art in a recreational setting that promotes socialization and skills development for young adults with Autism. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation funded the development and expansion of this program.

Interact Center
Interact Center offers professional-level training, performances, and exhibitions in multiple artistic disciplines, for artists with a wide range of disabilities, from physical to developmental to mental to behavioral, including those with Autism.

Marble Jam Kids
An after school enrichment program that focuses on art, music, and creative movement therapies for individuals with Autism.

The Miracle Project
The Miracle Project is a theatre and film arts program for individuals with Autism and their typically developing siblings and peers. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation funds the participation of  adolescents and adults in the theater arts program. In addition, DJF currently funds  Bar/Bat Mitzvah training offered by the Vista Inspire Program at Vista Del Mar that utilizes a specially developed curriculum integrating religious study and the arts.  DJF is currently developing new programs with this organization.

Music for Autism
Music for Autism is committed to raising public awareness and improving the quality of life of individuals with Autism and their families through music.

National Institute of Art and Disabilities (NIAD)
National Institute of Art and Disabilities is a visual arts center assisting adults with developmental and other physical challenges, including Autism.

Pure Vision Arts
Pure Vision Arts, developed by The Shield Institute, is New York's first specialized art studio and exhibition space for people with developmental disabilities, including individuals with Autism.

Society of Artists for Autism
The Society of Artists for Autism is a non-profit organization of artists and Autism advocates striving to create healthy, inclusive, creative spaces in our communities.

Alphabetical Listing of Links

Applied Theater Research and Autism Network (ATRAN)
Art Stream
Arts Horizons
Arts Unbound
The Garage Theater Group
Grupo Salto, Inc.
Interact Center
Marble Jam Kids
The Miracle Project
Music for Autism
National Institute of Art and Disabilities (NIAD)
Pure Vision Arts
Society of Artists for Autism