On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. Autistic children, who are among millions of displaced Ukrainian children, have been and continue to be hit particularly hard. The loss of educational and therapeutic support combined with war stressors are catastrophic to people with autism, resulting in a mental health crisis for the entire family. In collaboration with Heal Ukraine Group, a volunteer organization created by physicians and scientists affiliated with Boston hospitals, Autism Unity, is raising funds for medically necessary, trauma-informed services to be provided to children with autism and their parents. Art is a universal language and an ideal resource to understand the perspectives of others, particularly their perspective on peace. On December 17 and 18, 2022, from 12 to 5 pm, the Wedeman Gallery at Lasell University will host a fundraising exhibition – THE COLORS OF PEACE. The exhibit will feature many local area artists of different origins and backgrounds, currently residing in the Greater Boston area, as well as artists from Ukraine, including newly emerging autistic talents! More information is available online at www.autismunity.org/colors-of-peace.

Produced by Jenn Adams

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