20 year old Josh Curd, who has Asperger's syndrome, has a not-for-profit social enterprise called Autistic Eye. It publishes and sells greetings cards depicting work by artists with Autism, sharing the artist’s creativity in a positive and meaningful way. Over the past two years they have sold over 3,500 cards. This creates supplementary income for the artists and occupation for some. One artist said ‘This gives me structure in my day and a reason to get up in the morning’.
Prints are exhibited at ‘Cafe at the Centre’ Manvers Street Bath. Cards are for sale at the café, at Ammerdown Centre and from the website.
Artists will receive half of any money made and thus supplement any other income they receive. It provides occupation, lovely cards and an opportunity to celebrate some positive aspects of people with autism.
Check out the new art work, which celebrates World Autism Day, by artists with autism in Bath and Jamaica.
My name's Matthew and I provide therapeutic and educational music facilitation for people of all ages and abilities in Bristol and the wider area. My 1:1 and group sessions foster positive communication, interaction and self-expression using music as a tool. Sessions typically involve the following:
A wide range of world drums and percussion instruments for exploring rhythm.
Tactile and electronic instruments such as ocean drums, piano mats, glockenspiels, bells, air synths and keyboards for encouraging a musical dialogue between myself and participants, and also between the participants themselves.
A guitar and keyboard for singing popular songs and also to make up songs on the spot that reflect what the group is doing.
Loop pedals and samplers that allow me to create a live soundscape that the participants can contribute to and immerse themselves in.
The sessions are very wide-ranging and there is something for everyone.
For more information including videos, pictures and testimonials please visit my website.