Arts and Music Enrichment for
the Autism Community
The Children’s Fine and Performing Arts Foundation enriches the Autism Community with expert-driven Arts and Music programs and events. Through art making, human experience and collaboration, children are given a creative outlet to improve their self-esteem, reduce stress, and increase sensory stimulation.
Our Programs and Events
The “Me, Myself and I”, is a year-long, self-awareness initiative at participating Autism Schools. Using painting, drawing, dance, photography and videography, children develop a Self-Portrait and see themselves in their own image.
Our yearly marque event, “Play Ball for Autism”, lets children (and their families) in the “Me, Myself and I” program, showcase their art and musical productions at a local sports stadium while interacting with other children, artists, dancers, musicians, professional athletes and local resources.
Emmy Award-Winning Artist Drives the Foundation
Both “Me, Myself and I” and “Play Ball for Autism” offers the best in children’s art and art-therapy inspired activities, entertainment, music and movement and dance. Our Co-Founder and Executive Director, Beth Bogush, makes this possible. Her stellar, award-winning career spans over 40 years as a professional dancer, dance educator, choreographer, movement specialist, director, and producer across a variety of educational, artistic, and theatrical projects.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"What an incredible time! I've never seen my son so comfortable in a crowd and so engaged in new activities!"
-- Mom of 5-year old boy with Autism
“Thank you for the opportunity to participate in Play Ball for Autism! It was an incredibly fulfilling experience for us, as we were able to directly interact with an amazing group of kids. Their personalities were infectious and uplifting. These wonderful kids, families, and volunteers were inspiring and we are already looking forward to the next event”
-- Charleston Sholokan Karate Club
“It’s not just a gift – it’s a necessity for my kids to interact with children of all abilities from different walks of life. That’s what will make a difference in this world”.
-- Mother of two local students