ServiceSource AWARE Art Show for Autism Services

ServiceSource AWARE Art Show for Autism Services


We are here at
ServiceSource, our headquarters in Oakton,
Virginia and we are at the AWARE Art Exhibition and
Barbecue with is showcasing artwork by some amazing
individuals on the autism spectrum and this is in
celebration of Autism Awareness Month.
ServiceSource is a non-profit organization
that serves over 25,000 individuals with
disabilities nationwide. Through our autism services
we are helping individuals who are on the spectrum who
are looking for either volunteer work, internships
or employment out in the community. So they are
working one-on-one with an employment specialist who
is helping them to reach those goals and build their
skills. It is just the best to see people working
together to make a more inclusive community for all
of us with no limits on who gets included. We have a
lot of talented artists under our Autism Services
and I think that art for them is a good outlet.
Sometimes I think it could be a way to communicate
what they are feeling in a different way if sometimes
communicating verbally may be challenging for them. I
think it might also be a stress management tool for
them. Just really another way for them to showcase
their talents and their strengths… I respected
you but now you are gone, all I do is sing this song,
in your honor, I bet you are listening as loud as I
can speak, to everyone here in this room, church let me
preach, about a young one, a soldier who is gone too
soon…ServiceSource is really the bridge between
people with disabilities and the community. We are
very focused on getting our guys and girls out into the
community and integrated. We participate in tons of
events throughout Fairfax County and through our
services helping them with employment and really
providing them with the opportunity to work and
contribute to their community and just be
fulfilling members of society.

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