Tech Teens: Providing Teens with ASD a Creative Outlet

Tech TeensThe Need

It is common for children and teens with Autism or other Autism Spectrum Disorders to have trouble expressing what they need or how they feel.  This can lead to a common misconception: those with Autism do not feel complex emotions because they cannot express them. The new Tech Teens program will provide teens with ASD an outlet to express themselves.

The Program

Friendship Circle is excited to partner with Wish Upon a Teen to bring in a brand new program for the 2013-2014 year, Tech Teens. During this program, students will learn the basics of iMovie and GarageBand software from a certified Apple Instructor. They will learn how to utilize these programs and create their own movies and music. At the end of the program, each participant will have their own song or movie to take home. This program is tailored for teens and young adults who do not require a one-on-one volunteer.

During the summer we ran a pilot program with 5 participants. Here is one video that was created in just 5 days!

Session Details

There will be two Tech Teen sessions. Fall Session: October 21-December 16; Winter Session: January 27- March 31

Time: Mondays 5:00-6:00

About Wish Upon a Teen

Wish Upon a Teen is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization, established in May of 2011, to help teenagers who have developmental or medical conditions. Through creative and interactive social and educational events, these teens will rediscover and rebuild their self-esteem as they continue their journey to adulthood.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Catie Quinn at [email protected]

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