Art & Autism; Photos by Kenneth Teore

This blog was created not only to feature my work but to give other creatives a chance to share what they do, so when I was approached about featuring NJ artist Kenneth Teore  on my site, I could not refuse!   Here’s his story…

Anthem Institute Student Kenneth Teore’s Photography Exhibit

on Display at Monroe Township Public Library

for National Autism Awareness Month

Photos on exhibit now through April 30

 

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (April 19, 2013) – In honor of National Autism Awareness Month this April, the photographs of Monroe Township resident Kenneth Teore, a 22-year-old a student at Anthem Institute with Autism Spectrum Disorder, are on exhibit at the Monroe Township Public Library.

Despite his complex learning disabilities and high-functioning autism, Teore is excelling in the Graphic Design and Animation program at Anthem Institute’s North Brunswick campus. Teore is a gifted nature photographer and his education is helping him gain the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue his goals, which include working for National Geographic in film and photography. 

“Kenny sleeps, eats and drinks his program of studies,” said his mother Joananne Teore. “We are so grateful for Kenny’s incredible opportunity to attend Anthem, where not only does he have an excellent curriculum-based education, but also wonderful instructors who have enlightened him about reading social cues and enabled him to be successful by meeting his needs using assistive technology.”

Through his exhibit at the Monroe Township Public Library, Teore hopes to educate others about his experiences with autism, dyslexia and dysgraphia. The public is invited to view his display of more than 20 photographs beginning now through Tuesday, April 30. The library is located at 4 Municipal Plaza in Jamesburg.

“Kenny’s story is just one example of how we strive to work with each and every one of our students to help them succeed,” said Maria Veglia, Executive Director at Anthem Institute in North Brunswick. “We have full confidence that Kenny will successfully complete his program and look forward to helping him establish a fulfilling career.”

Anthem Institute’s Graphic Design and Animation diploma program gives students hands-on experience with Graphic Design Industry Standard applications. Students take courses in basic design, digital imaging and print, 3D modeling and 3D animation. They learn to use the same packages and tools as graphic design professionals, including 3D Studio Max and Adobe Master Collection Creative Suite and are introduced to standard markup/scripting languages such as HTML, PHP, CSS ActionScript and MySQL.

Taught by graphic design and web professionals, students can receive academic advising from professional education staff, which also arrange for tutoring services when needed and help organize study groups. Program graduates can compete for different kinds of entry-level positions in the graphic design field, including web designer or developer, flash animator, Photoshop specialist or multimedia designer or specialist.

Anthem Institute in North Brunswick is located at 651 US Route 1 South on the 1st floor. For more information about Anthem Education, please contact the campus locally at 855-331-7764

Kenneth Teore's Library Exhibit

Kenneth Teore’s Library Exhibit

Photo 1 Kenneth Teore Headshot

Photo 2 Library Exhibit

Brief: An exhibit of more than 20 nature photographs by Monroe Township resident Kenneth Teore, a 22-year-old a student at Anthem Institute with Autism Spectrum Disorder, are on display at the Monroe Township Public Library now through Tuesday, April 30 in honor of National Autism Awareness Month. The library is located at 4 Municipal Plaza in Jamesburg. Hours are Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. For more information, call 732-521-5000.

 

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