Digital Art and Technology Access Fall 2023
October 7 @ 10:00 am– 1:00 pm EDTFree
DATA is a media arts and technology program designed for neurodivergent individuals (such as individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, etc.) ages 13-26. A series of year-round workshops builds creative and social skills. Students 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 neurodivergent student or recent graduate from a digital media art degree program.
DATA is now 100% free and space is limited.
Fall 2023 Registration Now Open
Session 1: October 7 – October 28
Video Production and DIY Special Effects
Session 2: November 4 – December 2 (no class November 25)
At Squeaky Wheel
Scroll down to “tickets” to register. If you would like to join both sessions, please select both tickets. If you registered early for 8 weeks with a single ticket, don’t worry – you are still registered for both sessions!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 716-884-7172.
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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.