Autism Expo & Art Exhibit scheduled for April 10 – Saratogian

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – The 10th Annual Autism and Art Expo is scheduled for April, World Autism Month.

Local nonprofit Saratoga Bridges, in conjunction with the Upstate New York Autism Alliance, will host the free event from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs.

This collaborative effort has seen growing success over its nine-year run and is expected to draw more than a thousand attendees, according to a press release from Saratoga Bridges.

The event offers people with autism spectrum disorders and their families a wide variety of essential resources in one place. The 50 exhibitors and vendors include recreational programs, camps, technology applications, academic programs (from kindergarten through post-secondary) and therapeutic opportunities.

Fun for the whole family, the event includes an exhibit featuring artists with disabilities from across the Capital District and beyond, a children’s activity zone with games and crafts led by students from the psychology department of the Skidmore College, a sensory room hosted by the Sensory tOT Spot and the Saratoga Springs Mounted Police.

Based in Saratoga County, Saratoga Bridges has proudly provided services and programs to people with developmental disabilities and their families for over 60 years promoting their abilities and achievements in all aspects of community life. . Throughout its history, family members, staff and volunteers have been committed to ensuring that the people they serve

are able to achieve their goals, hopes, and aspirations when they work, volunteer, socialize, and play while leading full, productive, and contributing lives.

More information about the 2022 Autism Art and Exhibit Expo is available online at https://give.saratogabridges.org/ge/autismexpo.

The 10th Annual Autism and Art Expo is scheduled for Sunday, April 10 in downtown Saratoga Springs. (Picture provided)
Local artist Gavin Howarth, 15, stands next to his works on display at the 2019 Autism Art and Exhibit Show. (Lauren Halligan – MediaNews Group file photo)


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Reggie S. Williams