The Arts 'n Autism after school and summer camp program was initiated in March 2004. It provides services to children from preschool to young adults with autism in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama area and surrounding counties. Arts 'n Autism was conceived by a veteran teacher of children with autism in the local public schools and a parent of a child with autism. Both founding members are still actively involved in the development and growth of Arts ‘n Autism.
Approximately 1 in every 59 children have autism. In Tuscaloosa County alone, there are more than 600 children identified with autism.
Arts ‘n Autism is an after school program and summer camp designed to meet the special needs of these children.