Digital Art and Technology Access Summer 2023 – Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

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Digital Art and Technology Access Summer 2023

July 17 @ 9:00 am1:00 pm EDT


DATA is a media arts and technology program designed for neurodiverse individuals (such as individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, etc.) ages 13-26. A series of year-round workshops will build creative and social skills. Students will learn a range of media-based practices to suit all interests in technology and art.

In DATA we provide a minimum 3:1 student-to-instructor ratio, noise-canceling headphones, snacks or lunch, and a separate sensory-friendly space outside the classroom for breaks. The lead Teaching Artists have experience in working with students with disabilities. The Teaching Assistant has a degree in social work and experience working with students with disabilities, and can help you begin the process of applying for services through the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Our Peer Mentor is a neurodiverse student or recent graduate from a digital media art degree program.

DATA is now 100% free and space is limited.

Summer 2023 

Game Design

July 17 – 28

Monday – Friday



Learn how to create your own games! From characters to stories, and choices to actions, you will learn about designing a game from start to finish. You will leave class with your own playable digital game, and the skills to create new games on your own!

This summer we are very excited that DATA will be hosted by the Communications Department at Buffalo State University. Classes will take place in a well equipped computer lab in Buckham Hall, on the University’s Elmwood Avenue campus.

Lunch will be provided each day, and media art instruction will be accompanied by facilitated social activities to help everyone to feel comfortable as a member of the group.


Scroll down to “tickets” to register.

If this is your first time registering for DATA, you will receive a phone call from Caroline, our Education Director, to discuss the program in greater detail, and to ensure that we are a good fit for your student. 

Questions? Please email, or call 716-884-7172.



In partnership with:

About our generous funder The Golisano Foundation
The Golisano Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the U.S. dedicated to making the world a better place for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Foundation is devoted to opening doors to opportunity, changing negative perceptions and stereotypes, and forging unprecedented partnerships to ensure individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have pathways to personal dignity, independence, and the best possible expression of their abilities and talents throughout their lifetimes. Founded in 1985 by Tom Golisano—entrepreneur, philanthropist, civic leader, and founder of Paychex, Inc. —the Foundation “imagines the possibilities,” advocating for families, fighting for their dignity, and giving people with IDD the opportunity to thrive in their communities. With more than $60 million in gross assets, it awards about $3 million annually to non-profit organizations in Western New York and Southwest Florida. Learn more here.

About our partner Children’s Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Oishei Children’s Hospital
The Children’s Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Oishei Children’s Hospital evaluates, diagnoses and supports families with autism spectrum disorders. One component of the program includes identifying needs in the community and collaborating on the development of new resources and opportunities for families. Currently, there are very few programs or social opportunities available for teens on the spectrum. Programs based on music, art and technology allow teens to learn new skills and find different ways of expressing themselves in a creative, social and supportive environment. Learn more here.


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DATA Summer 2023
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July 17
9:00 am– 1:00 pm EDT
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Buckham Hall room B144
Buffalo State University, 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States
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