Friday, August 21, 2009

Author Mayra Ron Partners With Non-Profit

From Mayra Ron's Newsletter, Mayra is the author of Can You See Me? and Diary of a Crazy Woman.

Sending out a newsletter with the latest happenings with you and your book is a great idea!

Hi, Friends...
Hope the summer treated you well! As usual, Christian Early, our artist, has been going non-stop. He had a very successful art show (see photos) sponsored by CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities). Also, he's had a book signing every weekend. The next one coming up is this Saturday, Aug 22nd at Waldenbooks in Hialeah (inside Westland Mall) at 12pm. He'll be book signing 'Can You See Me?' and 'Diary of a Crazy Woman.' On the 29th, he'll also have another book signing at CARD - Nova University (Davie campus) from 1 to 4pm.

But the most the important news is FINALLY ART POSSIBILITIES IS BEGINNING!!! Registration will begin Tuesday, August 25th from 6 to 8 apm. Art classes will begin modestly - twice a week (first class is August 31). Classes will be held every Monday from 4 to 6pm and every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the boardroom (second floor) of the Southwest Regional library... 16835 Sheridan Street. Pembroke Pines, FL 33330.

Remember, Art Possibilities is a non-profit whose purpose is to create jobs for adults with autism thru the arts. If you are a parent and want your son or daughter to participate, please call me (Mayra) at 954-682-3264 so I can schedule a time to meet on the 25th at Nova University, Card Center (Davie campus). Classes will be $30 for two hours (twice a week) including material, but all monies must be dealt with out of the library so please call me. Later on when the program becomes full time, the rate will lower to $6/an hour from 8:30 to 3:30 in SW Ranches.

This is just the beginning of thinking out of the box for our adults with autism so we can create jobs for them through animation, drawing, cartoons, illustration of books, t-shirt creation, apinting, comic strips…. There is a whole array in the vision so call me so we can talk more. As parents these adults deserve more than just cleaning and filing jobs. Let’s utilize the right side of the brain - the non-verbal side - neglected by the school system and create for them a fulfilling and different future where they may make a living and support themselves while they grow as adults. Every person deserves to keep learning after high school and fulfill their hidden talents and potential. Even if your adult does not draw or show any interest you will be surprised how art is in everything and with the method of Art Possibilities we will bring out the part of art your adult has. If we do not expect anything from our adults we will get just that. Let’s change the future of this generation of adults with autism so that the world may marvel and not neglect them as they do and pave the way for a different future not only for them but for those who come after them. Please help me and so many others who wish this positive change.

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