The Koegel Autism Center’s Creative Club will be holding its second annual Neurodivergent Art Show on Thursday, December 1st from 5:30-8 pm at the Koegel Autism Center on the UC Santa Barbara campus. This event is free and open to the public.
The Koegel Autism Center’s Creative Club is a community of neurodivergent adults and allies that meets once a week to share experiences, inspiration, and time with one another. This show will feature work ranging from painting, writing, drawing, spoken word, sculpture, music, and digital art. Through this event, the Koegel Autism Center hopes to uplift neurodivergent artists who identify with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Epilepsy, Hyperlexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, OCD, Tourette syndrome, and more.
The Koegel Autism Center is internationally recognized for its innovative autism research and clinical training. The center is part of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California. Led by Center Director Dr. Ty Vernon and Clinical Director Dr. Anna Krasno, the center focuses on the development and implementation of strength-based, motivational interventions and supports for individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Intervention models developed at the center include the Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) and the Social Tools And Rules for Teens (START) programs.
The center provides diagnostic assessments, intervention services, parent support, and clinical training opportunities through its funded research projects and clinics. The center also provides research and clinical training to doctoral students in clinical psychology and special education, many of whom have continued on to become highly influential members of the autism research community. The center was originally founded by Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel, co-developers of the PRT autism intervention model.