Bringing Self-expression through Art at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD)

CADD regularly supports up to 1500 clients that have an autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability ranging from 18 months to end of life. They perform 500 new evaluations each calendar year. Clients may have appointments at CADD as little as twice a year and some may have appointments weekly. The offices at CADD are designed to be sensitive to the sensory needs of their clients.  Those who come to CADD are able to enjoy beautiful works of art created by their clients. This art also serves to remind everyone who comes to CADD how special each artist is regardless of disability.

The S. June Smith Foundation has funded a grant for art supplies to CADD. This will give clients who have not had an opportunity create an art for display the opportunity to do so. This opportunity will allow clients a chance for self-expression through art and also build self-esteem seeing their art displayed.

The mission of the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities is to provide state of the art life long care for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities.