Sherman Oaks, CA (PRWEB) March 08, 2013
Peter Bell with Autism Speaks spoke of the employability of men and women with autism in the course of a pay a visit to to Exceptional Minds vocational college for young adults on the autism spectrum final month.
Most of the planet doesnt know but that there is phenomenal talent here in Sherman Oaks, in this space, said Peter Bell to a roomful of eager Exceptional Minds students, who are all young adults on the autism spectrum enrolled in Exceptional Minds three-year vocational program and properly on their way to pursuing meaningful careers in video animation, film post-production and computer graphics.
It is incredible how far this plan has come, added Bell, who is the Executive Vice President for Programs and Services for Autism Speaks.
Bell went about the space to shake hands with every of the 15 students and to get a personal demonstration of students animations, rotoscope renderings and other post-production projects as part of the curriculum at Exceptional Minds, which was established in 2011 by visionaries in the film and visual effects sector to produce a bridge amongst high school and the working world for individuals living with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Exceptional Minds has gained notoriety as a model for the employability of young adults living with autism it is the initial vocational college of its sort to earn market-recognized accreditation for its students and to give them with functioning expertise in the sector, such as title perform for main motion image Lawless.
Now entering its second year, the majority of Exceptional Minds students have met or exceeded proficiency needs for Adobe certification in one or a lot more software program applications.
I am truly proud of you guys, mentioned Bell, who told Exceptional Minds students of his own experiences as the parent of a 20-year-old son who is also living with autism spectrum disorders and who is also a talented artist. Im quite proud that this is an organization that Autism Speaks decided to assistance, he added, referring to a $ 25,000 grant awarded by Autism Speaks in 2012 to support bolster the vocational schools coaching and job improvement program.
Nearly a million youth on the spectrum are expected to age out of the college method in the next ten years, even as few programs exist preparing them for careers. According to a current study ready for the U.S. Department of Education, one in 3 young adults with autism lack job expertise and college or technical instruction eight years right after higher college graduation.
Exceptional Minds vocational college, a 501(c) (three) charitable organization, plans to expand its facility to accommodate a expanding student population anticipated to double each and every 3 years.
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