Jackson has joined the board of directors for the Austin-based Sage Studios. This non-profit supports artists in Texas with disabilities. They are raising money for their new studio/exhibit space in East Austin! Here is information about Sage from their Kickstarter page: SAGE (Supporting Artistic Growth and Entrepreneurship) Studio is a non-profit art studio and gallery […]
Jackson decided to enter a Christmas art contest at the Duke Center for Autism. Here is his entry, “Christ has been born,” Prisma™ colored pencil on paper.
CyberMonday is here and that means Holiday Art is ON SALE! Through midnight tonight, Society6, the website where we host Jackson’s online store, is having a 50 percent off sale on all art. Jackson’s EyeTV has an entire collection of mugs, home decor, journals, and travel mugs with his whimsical winter-themed works. Check out his […]
When my family launched this website for our son Jackson, he was still in middle school. He’s now entering his senior year of high school. Time flies doesn’t it? To date, Jackson has gained several accolades for his art: winning a VSA Artist of the Year award in 2018 and gaining professional gallery representation from […]
When a person with a disability begins to “age out” of school, this can be a very stressful time for everyone. One of the ways that families/schools work together to help someone like Jackson or anyone that is enrolled in special education within the United States is to create a “transition plan.” We (his family […]
Imagine a room full of acceptance, a place where the artistic spirit is revered, a place of celebration of differences, where families and people on the spectrum, regardless of intensity of symptoms, are fawned over for the creative gifts that they bring to the community. Well, now you are picturing the art opening for “Viewpoints: […]
To be encouraged by the chances of people on the autism spectrum being gainfully employed one day, read “Why the Australian Defence is Recruiting Cyber Analysts on the Autism Spectrum,” written by Robert D. Austin, Michael Fieldhouse, Aiyaswami Mohan, and Peter Quinn in the December 07, 2017 issue of the Harvard Business Review. This is one […]
Hello Friends, It’s almost that time. Time to buy Jackson’s holiday-themed art for your loved ones for Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa! Here is the link. We have hosted Jackson’s store on Society 6 as it makes everything super easy for us. More details on Jackson’s Facebook and Instagram accounts! Happy Holidays to all!
Jackson has now reached the age where our state has “transition services” as a part of his IEP planning. So, that means that we are busy, in Jackson’s world trying to get him ready to perform some kind of skill for money…you know, go to work! So, we set up this website where we sell […]
Jackson held an art show on December 11 and we had about 60 people come by during our two-hour Holiday Sale and Show. We displayed pen and ink drawings that Jackson created in his art classes over the last few years. These will be on display at an Austin hair salon’s art gallery for […]