Our Place Art Organization Inc

Family Support

Our Place Art Organization Incorporated is committed to providing support for parents and siblings


Our Place Art Organization Incorporated offers education and workshops for parents, caregivers and siblings of individuals with Autism and other disabilities. Workshop topics include areas of interest in special education, including information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) program, early childhood, the area of transition for students 14-22 (housing, post secondary, employment, and community), assistive technology, sibling support and many more. 

In addition, we offer monthly community events and trainings to raise disability awareness, support groups for parents and siblings of individuals with disabilities, and annual Our Place Art Back to School: Health & Disability Resource Fair. 

The Lives We Impact

  

“How do you thank someone for providing not just a place for my child to experience art but a place where she belonged, made friends, explored her world? It's much more than art to her to us. We live in a world that often provides very little respite from the stress of daily living with disabilities and Our Place Art made us forget about our problems and focus on our ABILITIES! The Art Show gave to Emily and all others a sense of accomplishment and each child had art they could be proud to share. Thank you so much. You offered a place to do art and gave so so much more!"

Amy,

Parent of Our Place Art Participant


“Our Place did an excellent job not only meeting Ally's social needs but encouraging her to use art to express her creativity. Her work was frankly astonishing, in light of her physical limitations. The end of the summer art show demonstrated that Ally was not only one with latent talents."

Martin,

​Parent of Our Place Art Participant 

Upcoming Family Events

February Cooking Club at Whole Foods Market

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Cooking Date & Location: Saturday, February 15th for youth from 1 pm to 3 pm  at Whole Foods Market located at 6730 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919. 

Our Place Art  Organization Inc. inclusive cooking club open to individuals of all abilities. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about nutrition and healthy eating, while making yummy treats!  This is a FREE event! To register via Eventbrite click the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-place-art-cooking-club-for-youth-with-autism-other-disabilities-tickets-94030017313 

Our Place Art Fall Festival

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Event Date & Location: Saturday, April 4th from 10am to 6 pm at Barnes and Noble 8029 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919. 

Join Our Place Art for a free fun-filled event for kids to celebrate Autism Awareness Month. There will be plenty of activities for individuals of all ages, including: arts and crafts, games, story time, door prizes and more!! There will be a special art display by artists with Autism and other disabilities. All proceeds will benefit Our Place Art Camps 2020 including: Our Place Art Camp 2020 for youth ages 7 to 12 and Our Place Art Teen Life Skills Camp for ages 13 and up. This is a FREE  event to register via Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-place-art-autism-awareness-bookfair-at-barnes-noble-tickets-94063252721 

Our Place Art: 3rd Annual Bowl for Autism at Maple Hall

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Event Date & Location:  In celebration of National Autism Awareness Month, Our Place Art Organization is hosting the 3rd annual Bowl for Autism at Maple Hall, located at 414 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902. The event will take place on Thursday April 2, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and will support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. All proceeds will benefit our life-skills and educational programs and our various therapeutic programs. For event sponsorship information or to register contact info@ourplaceart.com