Training the Talent of Artists With Autism

Featuring Temple Grandin, PhD

Wednesday, April 16
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts

Join Pace University’s Ongoing Academic and Social Instructional Support (OASIS) Program and Strokes of Genius for an inspiring lecture on how to train the talent in artistic individuals with autism. Guest lecturer Temple Grandin, PhD, one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world, will deliver the keynote address. Rosa C. Martinez, PhD, BCBA-D, president and founder of Strokes of Genius, will also discuss how to help autistic artists realize their talents.

VIP Opportunity

A special art auction and VIP reception with Grandin and the artists will help fund the OASIS and Strokes of Genius programs. Artwork by individuals with autism will be on display and available for purchase. All proceeds from the auction will go to Strokes of Genius and OASIS Program for students on the autistic spectrum.


Tickets range from $40-$200. Current Pace students may purchase tickets for $5.  Please reserve and purchase tickets through the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts.

   Can’t attend but want to support the programs? Make a gift.

MassMutual Financial Group of Westchester is a proud Gold Sponsor of this event.
Fusion Academy is a proud Silver Sponsor of this event.


Strokes of Genius develops artistic talents through professional art studio experiences and workshops to “Train the Talent℠”.

Directed by Mary Riggs Cohen, PhD, The Ongoing Academic and Social Instructional Support (OASIS) Program at Pace University provides a comprehensive college support program for students with autism, Asperger Syndrome, learning differences, and related challenges.