When asked what motivated her to do this project, Dria said, “My 13 year old brother, who currently is a student at Oak Hill, was diagnosed with autism 10 years ago. Although he has a hard time communicating with others, he is very passionate about art and his art allows us to see his perspective on the world and the people around him.”
The project Dria designed combined her love of Art and her compassion for individuals with Autism. Her project, “Thoughts in Pictures” was created to do just that. Given the value that Oak Hill puts on Art and Music therapy; it was a perfect fit. Dria spent an entire week at Oak Hill School working with almost all of the students in each classroom, designing and creating a school-wide mural. Dria will also be assisting us in showcasing student art on our website! Our next Newsletter will include Dria’s report and photos of this project, so stay tuned! Thank you, Dria!