During April, Autism Awareness month, we were proud to celebrate the achievements of the individuals who participate in Bridges to Success and Project Possibilities. These two Goodwill programs serve individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders who live in the five boroughs of New York City.

As we previously reported here, Goodwill offers yoga classes and art lessons.

But to culminate the month-long celebration, Goodwill held an event at the Project Possibilities Brooklyn location on Friday, April 25. During the art show, the program participants performed a drumming piece called “The Talents.” For weeks, they had prepared under the direction of music instructor Steve Swell from Hospital Audiences, Inc.

Using tambourines and small hand drums, the individuals practiced interactive drumming sessions. They learned different beats & sounds by calling and responding to one another. They gained confidence by practicing free style in front of their peers.

Check out photos of the event and some of the art work, which can be viewed at our Goodwill Store in the Bronx.

The schedule and address of activities is below, and for information on our programs for individuals with autism, please contact Josephine Quay at (718) 777-6358 or jquaye@goodwillnynj.org

Yoga:
Instructor: Jocelyn O’Shea
Days: Tuesdays 1-2pm
Address: 384 East 149th Street Suite 523 Bronx, N.Y.

Music:
Instructor: Steve Swell
Days: Thursdays 11-12:30pm
Address: 150-154 Lawrence Street 2nd floor Brooklyn, NY

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