The Philadelphia Autism Project, housed at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, will host an art exhibit at Philadelphia City Hall to highlight individual experiences of Philadelphia and what this city means to them. The art show is also an opportunity to increase autism awareness and celebrate neurodiversity.
This Art in City Hall exhibit, “Philadelphia: A Spectrum of Experiences,” will be hosted in collaboration with DBHIDS through Community Behavioral Health (CBH), the Office of Councilman-At-Large Derek Green, and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy.
“I’m excited to partner with the Philadelphia Autism Project for this year’s art exhibition, ‘Philadelphia: A Spectrum of Experiences,’” said Councilman Green. “This showcase gives people a one-of-a-kind opportunity to step in to the talented and remarkable minds of those with autism and other intellectual disabilities, and experience the world through their eyes, hands, and thoughts. I look forward to ongoing collaborations with the Philadelphia Autism Project as we continue to promote autism awareness and work toward the ultimate goal of total inclusivity for all.”
The art exhibit will be open to the public on the fourth and fifth floors of City Hall from March 12 to April 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The opening celebration will be held on Tuesday, March 13, from 5-7 p.m. at City Hall.
The goal of the Philadelphia Autism Project is to support and connect individuals and families living with, and affected by, autism spectrum disorder in Philadelphia through resources and innovative programs. The Philadelphia Autism Project is a citywide initiative supported through the Office of Councilman-At-Large Derek S. Green and conducted in partnership with the DBHIDS. For more information about the Philadelphia Autism Project visit www.phillyautismproject.org, Facebook.com/phillyautism, and on Twitter at @phillyautism.