CONNECTING TALENT WITH OPPORTUNITY
> Art and graphic design training
> 3D Animation and Visual Effects
> Support/guidance with professional life
> Job placement
> Management of personal life
> Project on personal development
> Public service and realization of events
> Project presentations
> Movie projections/colloquium
> Language exchanges
> Creative group activities
> Board Games
> Sharing hobbies and interests
> Creation of cultural events
> Meeting new people
The goal of this training center is to offer the Asperger individuals the support, the guidance and the tools to connect with their own talents and abilities so that they can achieve their full potential.
Many of the individuals with autism have a lot to give and contribute to society. And it is in us to help them integrate in working environments. For this purpose it is vital that they learn to develop skills that will enhance their innate abilities that will also be useful to the working force.
The autistic brain has a great potential to develop valuable skills, not only to learn to adapt to society but that all of us will benefit from the contributions that people with autism can provide.
The purpose of opening this public space is to allow cultural exchange and social interaction between Asperger individuals and typical people. This is an opportunity for Asperger individuals to have real time social exchanges with the world, by creating events that will attract all people interested in a cultural exchange and meeting new people. They may be involved in the creation of an event to talk about subjects of their interest, organizing fun group activities, like games and art making and setting up meet ups to practice and learn languages as well as their social skills.
"THE WORLD NEEDS ALL KINDS OF BRAINS" Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., who is now one of the most accomplished adults with autism in the world, talks about the autistic brain: ¨Autism is a very big continuum that goes from very severe -- the child remains non-verbal -- all the way up to brilliant scientists and engineers.¨ ¨ if you want to understand autism, you have to know about different ways of thinking. You have to get away from verbal language. I think in pictures, I don't think in language.¨ ¨So, what is thinking in pictures? It's literally movies in your head. My mind works like Google for images. ¨ -¨Some of the research now is showing that people on the spectrum actually think with primary visual cortex. But, the visual thinker's just one kind of mind. The autistic mind tends to be a specialist mind -- good at one thing, bad at something else. Another kind of mind is the pattern thinker. More abstract. These are your engineers, your computer programmers. Now, this is pattern thinking, music and math minds. Some of these oftentimes have problems with reading. You also will see these kind of problems with kids that are dyslexic. You'll see these different kinds of minds. And then there's a verbal mind, they know every fact about everything.¨