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Expressive Outcomes

In 2004, Anderson Center for Autism established Expressive Outcomes, a program to engage Anderson adult clients in the arts.

The program has grown tremendously since its inception with more artists participating in more complicated and diverse media and textures including photography, both individually and collaboratively. Expressive Outcomes provides adult artists opportunities to experiment in visual, spoken, and performing arts. Visual art exhibits take place throughout the year. At these exhibits, artists discuss their inspiration, techniques, and ideas surrounding their art. Artists are encouraged to explore new creative realms based on their interests and goals and are assisted in displaying their work in community galleries and other venues.

Projects are expressive and playful in nature, demonstrating the artists’ enjoyment working in different media, textures, and with each other on collaborative projects. Over time, artists have developed more sophisticated pieces while continuing to collaborate. Distinct artists have emerged, independently creating unique artwork. Some of our artists have been motivated by their success to enter their works in outside exhibits.

Expressive Outcomes offers new opportunities for artists to express themselves and develop new skills, including music, movement, and theater. This program connects the artists with other artists, arts organizations, and the broader community, widening our individuals’ network and bringing new opportunities to our adults.

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Sometimes people are not accepting of someone with challenges they don’t have the patience. But that’s not the way it is at Anderson Center. I’ve gotten to know the staff so well over the years and I couldn’t rate them any higher than I do. They do a tremendous job dealing with the varied needs of individuals and I’m grateful that, as an adult, that my son can still benefit from their care.

Parent of Anderson Center student transitioning into the Adult Program

Important Dates

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Agency Philosophy
ACA’s core philosophy is that all people deserve to live a life of quality.  ACA has evolved into an organization that has the expertise, resources and technology to enable the agency to contribute much toward the optimization of the quality of life of those it serves.

MISSION
Optimizing the Quality of Life for Individuals with Autism

VISION
Anderson Center for Autism as a world-class provider and leader

 

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