Category Archives: Art

An Unforgettable Story of Familial Love and Heartbreaking Choices

An Unforgettable Story of Familial Love and Heartbreaking Choices

Indie Lens Pop-Up in Partnership with The Arc Tennessee brings a FREE Nashville Screening of Mini and Dona with a panel discussion following on November 20. “Heart-wrenching. The film is as unflinching as it is beautiful, chronicling difficult decision-making that comes to involve the whole extended family.” — The New York Times What happens when… Continue Reading

Art & Film ~ Nashville & Elsewhere

Art & Film ~ Nashville & Elsewhere

Got a start on your holiday shopping yet? We’ve got lots of fun options for you! In the process, we are excited to be engaged in promoting some fabulous independent films that shine the spotlight on autism/disAbility. Here’s the details ordered by date. Mon., October 26, 9-10:30 PM, *ET/PT* HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO, premieres on HBO.… Continue Reading

A Middle-Aged Momma Bear Still Roars

A Middle-Aged Momma Bear Still Roars

“A Middle-Aged Momma Bear Still Roars” appeared earlier this week as a post on my daughter’s Facebook page: Grace Goad | Autism Art This message is from Momma Bear, aka, my Mom. I don’t communicate by typing or writing or very much at all, verbally. I string about five words together when I am motivated.… Continue Reading

Fall Art Happenings: Grace Goad | Autism Art

Fall Art Happenings: Grace Goad | Autism Art

Hey, You! If you’re in Nashville, come out tomorrow, (Thursday, Sept. 17), and see ART at PARKS. My daughter, Grace Goad, who is 21 and has autism, is a featured artist. In addition to buying a knock-out painting for your home, you can get a jump on holiday shopping because we’ll have her merchandise there… Continue Reading

Open Hearts Celebrate Gifts of Autism

Open Hearts Celebrate Gifts of Autism

          The term “savant” is often misused. In recent history, it was combined with the term, “idiot savant.” As such, it was insensitive and …politically incorrect. The combination label was eventually reduced to just one word. Yet, the original term more accurately described the irony of a true savant, which is actually… Continue Reading