(WKOW) – A local organization that aims to give autistic students in southern Wisconsin the tools they need to launch a career in the arts and entertainment industry is launching a new training program.
Createability Wisconsin Founder and Director Debbie Armstrong joined the Wake Up Wisconsin team Thursday morning to discuss their Autism Visual and Digital Arts (AVDA) program.
“The goal of the program is to turn students’ hobbies or passions into careers by giving them the employable skills to do so,” Armstrong said. “We have designed an in-depth teaching model to educate students with autism on a comprehensive visual and digital arts curriculum.”
Armstrong says the AVDA training program will teach fundamentals of film, photography, animation, digital media, creative diet skills, and general instructions to maximize market value and career opportunities.
Camp Createability is currently accepting applications from students for the spring and fall sessions of the AVDA program. Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this program.
Createability Wisconsin is also hosting a Valentine’s Day Light Up Walk at Christy’s Landing in Madison on February 14. The event includes a light walk on Lake Waubesa, drinks and food.