We are constantly talking about what a huge impact the arts have on our children’s development and self esteem. Look at the positive impact Young Rembrandts classes have had on this student with an autism spectrum disorder as written by her grandmother.
“Adria is an 11-year-old with Autism and very poor hand/eye coordination which requires her to receive occupational therapy. Due to her condition, she has never participated in any extracurricular activities including sports or girls scouts, and is uninterested in making friends. Four years ago she saw her older brother taking art classes through Young Rembrandts and quickly voiced an interest in joining. Before participating in Young Rembrandts, Adria was unable to draw figuratively. Over the past four years her skills have developed immensely making her art figurative. While she has not developed any individual friends through the program, she is comfortable in the group and has found a group of peers that accept her. Young Rembrandts has been an outlet that her family never anticipated and it has helped Adria develop her art skills, find her passion and has increased her confidence.” – Mrs. Howell, Grandmother of Adria Young Rembrandts- El Paso, TX