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

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Cooking Club at Whole Foods Market

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

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

Cooking Date & Location: For the safety of our program participants and community we are taking several new safety measures, as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Classes will resume in the next several weeks.. For more information contact info@ourplaceart.com 


Dates TBA 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!

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

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

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

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 October 8, 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


**Please Note: Due to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the original event date of April 2nd was postponed to October 8th. 




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Back to School: Health & Disability Resource Fair

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

Back to School: Health & Disability Resource Fair

Event Date & Location: Date/Time TBA at Central Baptist Church, Fountain City located at 5364 North Broadway Street Knoxville, TN 37918. 

Join Our Place Art Organization Inc. for a FREE and FUN event to help children of all ages prepare to go BACK TO SCHOOL AND STAY HEALTHY! There will be FREE food, door prizes (for parents and kids), education/health vendors, arts and crafts, and school supplies.  If you are registering for school supplies, please register each child separately. Please Note: Each child must be present to receive supplies. For more information or to learn about volunteer and vendor opportunities contact info@ourplaceart.com