Young Filipino artists with autism had the opportunity to shine at a recent exhibit in Makati City. In case you didn't know, April is autism awareness month. Although an exact population count of Pinoys with autism currently does not exist, it is estimated that about one million people in the country have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Conceptualized and spearheaded by Rachel Harrison, The Fun and Purpose Art Exhibit For A Cause offered a glimpse into the minds of the artists, and a view of the extent of their creative talents. The event was truly for a good cause. The proceeds are going toward a community art center in Zambales, which will serve as a training ground for people with special needs on vocational and artistic skills, and most importantly, a haven where they are free to express themselves.