The AUTISTIC ART COALITION of PHILADELPHIA’s founder is Colleen R. Ott, an artist of 30+ years who worked with the Mural Arts Department of Recreation of Philadelphia from 1997 to 1998. A Photography Teacher taught in the Adirondacks of upstate New York. An author of 2020 "An Adult Autie At Work," Colleen has 4 music albums & 4 signals under the name DJ CC, and is also one of the “Tri-State area Equine Photographers,” who’s photography was also Published in JoAnna Mendl Shaw’s “Physical Learning,” from 2021. Graduated in 2022 as a Community Autism Peer Specialist in Philadelphia with The Autism Project & the State of PA. What is a CAPS? A CAPS is a Pioneering Program in Philadelphia which allows individuals with Autism to provide Peer Support to youth, young adults & fellow adults with Autism. This is a Certified Program in Philadelphia via CBH, ASERT, The Philadelphia Autism Project, & The Policy & Analyst Center.
Photography, Videography, Animation, Drawing, Sculpture, IDT, Graphic Design, Product Design, 3D-Art, 2D-Art, Woodworking, Pottery, Glass Blowing, Metal Craft, Jewelry Making, Blacksmith Sculpturing, Printmaking, if there is something that has not been mentioned please let us know also if interested please fill out the "Contact Us" section just below. *You will then receive an
E-Mail from SoULed Creations with a form to fill out with an image of five of your favorite pieces of work. If you would rather an in person portfolio review of 12 of your best art pieces (non-orginals) to have a portfolio review by 1 or 2 art curators that can be arranged, it is the preferred method. Reminder if under 18 years old must have parent/gauardian fill out the permission slip (I'm old) by your parent/gauardian IN PERSON with you.
The Goal is to have the Largest Autistic/Neurodivergent Art Show in Philadelphia. Which will also be a "Sensory-Friendly" Event. We will do our best to meet your needs no matter what they may be.
After we have several artists, via an E-mail anonymous vote on whether this will be a "silent-friendly" event for some individuals with the help of noise-canceling headphones, or for once have the individuals who would rather sound wear headphones with light music or 3-D sound. This is Our event, this is Our Goal. I am Colleen R. Ott, and I will try my best to do it for my community. I once said while being a part of the Televised Show "This is My BRAVE," which was being filmed at Gratz Collage in Elkins Park, PA., "Neurodiversity is the Key with Getting Along with ALL Walks of Life."
Neurodivergent - Def., is a term for someone whose Brain Processes, Learns, and behaves differently from someone who is considered Typical or Normal. Which could include people with ASD, ADHD, ADD, Dyspraxia, or
Hint: anything that isn't a neurotypical brain is considered a form of neurodivergence.
The world needs to see what type of art we are expelling from our Hearts, Minds, Souls or HOW WE SEE THE WOLD.
Don't you think that THIS IS IMPORTANT?
This Coalition of Autistic/Neurodivergent Artists is needed within the Philadelphia Regional & Tri-State Area of Philadelphia, to eventually be the Largest, Socially-Comfortable & Sensory-Friendly Gallery Show, of Philadelphia, and it's surrounding counties of Pennsylvania. If you would like your art to be considered, please feel free to reach The Autistic Art Coalition of Philadelphia on this Website with the "Contact Us" section.