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Issue 2 | February 2024

Teen Artist Teddy Continues to Create Beautiful Works of Art!

Teddy Wernery is a teen with autism who has a budding career as an artist! Local to Cincinnati, Teddy first donated his artwork to Autism Connections when he was 12 years old, at that time focusing on learning about Impressionism and about the work of artists like Monet, Renoir, and Degas. When his painting sold, Teddy concluded that he was finally a "real artist." Now, 3 years later, he has contributed over 10 paintings to the Art Across the Spectrum art auction!

In Teddy's words, "I love art! Painting and creating art makes me happy, and the art museum is my happy place!" He aims to continue developing his artistic abilities and build his career as a "real" artist.

Art featured on this page is Teddy’s original work. After garnering major attention and notoriety at Art Across the Spectrum in 2023, Teddy graciously allows Autism Connections the use of his designs on thank you cards for our donors. We are so excited to show you what Teddy has in store for Art Across the Spectrum 2024!

See more of Teddy's art and learn more about him by clicking the linked button below.

Learn More About Teddy

Our third Art Across the Spectrum fundraiser is on Thursday, February 29 at Receptions Fairfield! Join us to view and bid on beautiful, unique artwork from our program participants and the local autism community.

All event proceeds help us provide more individualized programming and support to the autistic children and adults in our community. Tickets and sponsorships are still available – we would love to see you there!

Art Across the Spectrum

Visit the Hot Chocolate Bar at Teen Time Hangouts!

Teen Time Hangouts this month celebrates winter with crafts and a hot chocolate bar! We'll also be decorating masks, creating button art, decorate decoupage vases, and playing games!

All teens with autism are welcome to attend. Cost is $20 per teen, which includes all supplies, pizza dinner, and hot chocolate. Parents are not required to stay at the program.

Teen Time Hangouts

February 2024 Programs

Programs for Kids

Kids Exploring Fun

Saturday, February 10

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

at Linden Grove School

Programs for Teens

Teen Time Hangouts

Friday, February 9

5:30-7:30 p.m.

at Linden Grove School

Programs for Parents and Caregivers

Online Parent & Caregiver

Support Group

Tuesday, February 6

7-8:30 p.m. ET

at Linden Grove School

In-Person Parent & Caregiver

Support Group

Tuesday, February 11 & 25

7-8:30 p.m. ET on Zoom

Grupo de Apoyo Para Padres y Cuidadores

Miércoles el 7 de Febrero

6-7:30 p.m. ET en Linéa en Zoom

Programs for Adults

Adult Game Night

Friday, February 2 & 9 & 16 & 23

7:30-9 p.m. ET on Zoom

Online Adult Support Group

Sunday, February 4 & 18

6:30-8 p.m. ET on Zoom

In-Person Adult Support Group

Sunday, February 11 & 25

6:30-8 p.m.

at Linden Grove School

Our Offices Are Closed on Monday, February 19

Autism Connections offices will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents' Day. No programming will be affected. We reopen on Tuesday, February 20.

Check out our online Events Calendar for a visual calendar that includes all of our programs, as well as events and gatherings happening in the Southwest Ohio autism community!

Events Calendar

Our Cincinnati Autism Helpline is a call and email response services that can help connect you to resources, answer your questions, or lend a listening ear. Give us a call even if you're not sure what to ask!

513-561-2300 ext. 101 or

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