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Autism Social Connection at Maker Faire

News for 10.13.14
10.13.14
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For the first time, Autism Social Connection (ASC) exhibited at the San Mateo Maker Faire on Saturday, May 17th. The proposal and preparation for the exhibit booth took months, and each class contributed their effort, time and ideas for an educational, interactive and overall fun experience for everyone.

ASC’s booth included TVs showing our program content, a table for brochures to hand out, and a film studio complete with a blue screen, costumes and props. “We wanted to provide attendees an opportunity to star in their own short video,” says ASC Program Coordinator, Trang Nguyen.

A commercial was created for Maker Faire showing what autism is, how it affects you, and what ASC does. This was looped on one TV at the exhibit and another showed a collection of clips from past projects students have completed. One of the objectives was to motivate participants to take ownership of their exhibit.

They passed out flyers and invited people to visit the booth. Many people came and shared their personal experiences with autism and learned more about our program.