What happens in the studio does not stay in the studio.

Often the art studio turns into an actvity to raise awareness for autism. Inspired by my nephew David who was diagnosed with autism at age 2, my daughter Stephanie paints denim jackets and heart shaped pins to raise awareness and funds for programs and research.

Davis is pictured here on left with my son, Benjamin

But Steph does not accomplish this alone,  younger children from brownie troops, elementary and middle schools come to the art studio to take part in the fun for a cause.

Friends are  always the first to pitch in and act as roll models for the younger kids to get involved. Jackets are painted to give to auctions for various Autism organizations.

The pins raise money for David’s Educational Program called FAAP, The Foundation for The Advancement of Autistic Persons  ( Eden II Programs) and for FAP, Friend of Autistic People, an organization building a farm on which autistic adults  can  live and work.

You can visit Steph’s site to see how you might help out at Stephcares.com