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The Artistic Capabilities of People With Disabilities

Artwork by a talented group of young artists with disabilities from Washington, DC will go on display starting Thursday and running through March 20 at The Corcoran Community Gallery. Entitled "The Art of Movement," the show was created by the St. John's Community Service Arts Option Program. Jessica Hopkins, an Art Instructor at St. John's, explains the show:

The theme for this show focuses on art communicating and channeling energy through movement. A number of people consider movement as something only conveyed through a figure or object.

On the Road: Extraordinary Adventures

I wrote this post from the floor of the Atlanta airport, where I spent the better part of last Thursday night.  It wouldn’t be so bad, except that I spent the better part of the day stuck in the Nashville airport.  (Sidenote:  it’s not a bad place to be stuck.  A plate of BBQ, turnip greens, fresh-based rolls with live country music . . . but I digress.)  Business travel, especially during a rough weather week, is not fun.  More on my efforts to get home in a minute.

On The Road: Targeting States

As Charlie Daniels would say, “The South’s Gonna Do It Again.”  Notwithstanding that my own home state of South Carolina was an early leader in autism insurance reform, several Southern states are still lacking insurance coverage for autism treatments.  As such, the Autism Speaks Advocacy Team has hit the road down south!  We’re working in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and Mississippi as well as a handful of other states scattered around the country.