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Islands of Brilliance

Islands of Brilliance

5100 SW Macadam Ave Suite 400 Portland, OR 97239


Islands of Brilliance invites you to attend an informational presentation for parents and families in preparation for the launch of our Portland pilot Summer Session in 2015. This breakthrough creative program that matches children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder 1 : 1 with creative professionals was first launched in Milwaukee in Fall 2012. There will be a presentation by cofounders Mark and Margaret Fairbanks, followed by conversation and Q+A.  

2015 Summer Camp

Our 2015 Portland Summer Camp is scheduled to run August 17-21.

Islands of Brilliance

Islands of Brilliance is a technology-centric creative learning experience developed specifically for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Our classes help students gain the focus, socialization, and sense of accomplishment often lacking in traditional education and programming. We currently focus on students ages 10-18 diagnosed with Autism, Aspergers, and PDD-NOS. We offer Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions in which students are matched 1 : 1 with a volunteer mentor from the creative services industry. Together they create a poster or book, using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software.

"Together, we are changing the lens from special needs to special gifts." 

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