Arts and Garden Program: Therapeutic workshops for youth and young adults with Autism and other disabilities to explore various creative arts and disciplines including: art, music, dance, and sensory friendly gardening. Our Place Art often collaborates with other community organizations such as: Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville and Sunshine Ambassadors Inc. for special projects. We offer after-school classes and Saturday workshops.
Our Place Art Camps: Full-time camps designed for youth and young adults with Autism and other disabilities that provides therapeutic programs in: art, dance, music, and teaching basic life skills. Camps are offered in the spring, summer and fall.
Education & Life-Skills Program: Monthly workshops for youth and young adults to work independently and cooperatively with their same age peers in academic and non-academic settings (i.e. cooking club at Whole Foods and Barnes and Noble book club). The goal of this program is to ensure that individuals develop appropriate socialization skills, establish long-term transition goals, and develop a sense of self-determination in making current and future life choices.
Vocational (Job Readiness & Job Coaching) Program: One-on-one training program that assists transitional youth and young adults with finding permanent employment and developing specific job skills.
Family & Community Program: 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.
Family Gardening at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens: Gardening opportunities for youth and young adults with Autism and other disabilities and their families to learn about healthy eating and gardening at Our Place Art Garden plot located at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens.