Two BIG September Events!
August 31, 2016
Labor Day is behind us and the academic-year is in full-swing. As we move into fall, Bridgeway Academy is participating in two events in September that are important to our community!
Walk Now for Autism Speaks – Sunday, September 18
Walk Now for Autism Speaks Columbus will take place on Sunday, September 18 at The Columbus Commons. Autism Speaks Walk, the world’s largest fundraising event to support the diverse needs of the autism community, is a grassroots movement powered by parents of children on the autism spectrum. Funds generated as a result of this event fuel innovative research and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services. Bridgeway Academy is proud to support this event as a participant in the resource fair (come get a balloon and a tattoo!) and hosting a team.
The schedule of events will be:
9:30am Registration opens
9:30 – 11:30am Kids Activities and Resource Fair
12:00pm Walk begins through downtown Columbus
Participation in the event is free and registrants are encouraged to fundraise for Autism Speaks. To learn more about the event, go to: http://www.autismspeakswalk.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1155623
To register as a Bridgeway Academy team member, go to: http://www.autismspeakswalk.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1155623&lis=0&kntae1155623=4B8A15F851CC41BB90176014263FD34A&team=6711914
2016 Arts & Autism Conference: Creating, Learning Living – Tuesday, September 20
The 2016 Arts & Autism Conference: Creating, Learning, Living, will take place on Tuesday, September 20 from 8am – 5pm at the Columbus Museum of Art. This is the only statewide convening of its kind where individuals from around the country will gather to share best practices, arts experiences, new ideas, and unique narratives, all focused on how to make the arts and arts education accessible for individuals with autism, and their families. The conference will bring together individuals with autism and their families, cultural administrators, practitioners, therapists, educators, and students who specialize or have an interest in the intersection of arts and autism.
Bridgeway Academy is proud to be a sponsor of this event, as well as a member of the planning committee. Additionally, Bridgeway Academy staff will be presenting during the conference and Brady Smalley’s art work is the conference’s “brand.”
Other highlights of the conference will include a keynote address by Michael Bongiorno, a noted design leader with a focus on impacting community through design. A self-advocacy panel discussion during lunch will feature three young-people actively engaged in the arts in Columbus.
Registration is $100 for professionals (with a certification of attendance for 7 hours), $88 for a community member, and $75 for students and includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and parking. Scholarship support is available courtesy of Central Ohio Autism Society. To learn more or to register for the 2016 Arts & Autism Conference: Creating, Learning, Living
The 2016 Arts & Autism Conference: Creating, Learning, Living is an outcome of the Arts & Autism in Ohio Initiative and presented by VSA Ohio and the Columbus Museum of Art with sponsorship provided by the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Puffin Foundation West, Ltd, the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, the Autism Society of Central Ohio, Bridgeway Academy and The Ohio State University Center for Autism Services and Transition.
Bridgeway Academy is a non-profit organization in Columbus, OH with a mission to meet the educational and therapeutic needs of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. To learn more about Bridgeway Academy or to make a donation, go to: bridgewayohio.org.