AWARE art show celebrates inclusion and diversity


For the second year in a row local artists on the autism spectrum are showing off their talents at the AWARE art show.

A collection of artists and local officials gathered today at the ServiceSource headquarters in Oakton to celebrate the artwork of artists on the spectrum. The idea behind the art show is to showcase how these artists express themselves through painting, photography, music, sculpture, and other mediums. An event organizer said it’s a great way to embrace diversity and celebrate inclusion.

“From top to bottom, trying to include everybody in the community to make everybody aware that individuals on the autism spectrum are just like everybody else and deserve the same opportunities,” said Maura Schmidt, Service Source Autism Services Program Coordinator. 

April is National Autism Awareness Month, an effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all. 

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