New Jersey Digital Art Program for Individuals with ASD
- Publish Date: 2018/03/20
- Author: Artistic Spectrum Digital Communications (ASDC)(i)
- Contact : asdc.tv
Outline: Artistic Spectrum Digital Communications (ASDC) in New Jersey launches art lesson program geared to autistic children and adults.
A brand-new art lesson program geared to autistic children and adults was launched by Artistic Spectrum Digital Communications (ASDC) in New Jersey.
The platform offers hundreds of digital resources that subscribers can tap into to learn various art techniques. As the target audience for this organization is children and adults living with varying degrees of autism, all tutorials are broken down into simplified terms to make learning not only fun but also easy to grasp.
According to ASDC, subscribers pay a flat fee of $5 per month to gain access to the digital art lessons. All subscribers get unlimited access to video lessons, with a new series rolled out every week. From love and other emotions to futurism and buildings, the topics selected are curated based on users' requests.
During a recent interview with Asher Rottenstrich, the man behind the voice in the videos, he stated,
"I wanted to bring something new to the table for individuals with special needs. Throughout my life, art has been a constant source of peace. I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at three years old, and thankfully, my family researched programs that would stimulate me. One such program was art."
"In a nutshell, art helps me cope with the challenges of living with Asperger's syndrome and offers an outlet for me to express myself with ease - even to this day. I want this digital art program for autism to provide the same benefits to my students as it did for me."
"The art lessons I've put together on ASDC are intended to be many things, including an early intervention program that features brain-boosting activities. I also share tidbits about my own life experiences into each lesson and highlight how I overcame some of the challenges I've faced over the years."
While there are archives of free video art lessons open to the public on channels, ASDC reiterated at a networking event in New Jersey that the services provided on their platform is different. According to a company representative, ASDC's services are beneficial to users because each lesson is programmed with the autistic viewer in mind.
The lessons are kept simple with tools like stencils used initially to create basic sketches that can be expanded upon using various painting, blending, and shading techniques. Another exclusive feature is that the art lessons are taught by a special needs individual - for individuals with special needs.
Asher Rottenstrich injects passion and enthusiasm into each lesson as he aims to help other children living with an autism spectrum disorder through art.
In addition to the digital art lessons provided, ASDC offers local in-home tutoring to clients in New Jersey. There is also an option to visit a local community center to participate in one-on-one tutoring or group lessons with Asher Rottenstrich, the organization's principal tutor.
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